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Unread 11-03-2008   #1 (permalink)
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Default Setting TDC on 1988 ford ranger 2.3L 4cyl

I have a 1988 ford Ranger with a 2.3L 4cyl fuel injected engine. I resently rebuilt the head and when putting it together i guess is skipp an important step and instead of setting the crank to TDC and then the cam i refered to a mark i made on the cam gear. Basicly putting the engine back the way i took it a part as. Most of my experence has been on the 4 and 6cyl Jeep motors between 85-95, so i'm kind of new to the OHC egines and the use of jack shafts for the distributor.
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bumping for some help
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http://www.autozone.com/shopping/rep...00c15280069242

The link above is pretty much what I did when I changed out a timing belt that had broken. The link is my lazy way of not having to type what I did . I just matched the crank and cam sprocket timing marks and that put me where I was supposed to be. Just make sure that you also adjust the axillary sprocket which turns your distributor so that the rotor is pointing at the #1 terminal.

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Here, this should help.............................................. .......

CAM TIMING
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Wow, haha. I could have used that a few months ago. Nice.

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Here, this should help.............................................. .......

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wow, that is exactly what i was looking for thanks

thanks also stanged1970
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i have one more question. It says that i will have to time the ignition also. do i need to do this if i havn't pulled the distributor?
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Definitely. It never hurts to throw a timing light on it.
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