Ford Ranger adds to its built ford tough heritage for 2008. Bold, aggressive design and adventurous spirit reinforced by performance upgrades to the Ranger FX4 Off-Road model. The country’s most economical pickup gets even more fuel efficient for 2008 with an improved front-bumper design. Service intervals extended for 2008, adding to Ranger’s leading affordability rating as measured by Edmunds.com. Ford’s Personal Safety System®, Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) and SecuriLock® now offered on all models. Ranger will be available with a limited-edition Grabber Orange exterior paint to accentuate the truck’s bold design.
Ford’s latest Ranger, a top-seller in the segment, has always provided a model to satisfy the needs of customers in both the business and lifestyle sectors. Now, two new additions, featuring a powerful 3.0-litre turbo diesel engine, give Ford an added competitive advantage.
The Ranger 3.0-litre Double Cab Thunder auto and 3.0-litre Double Cab Wildtrak, which were both positively received by the media and public at the recent Commercial Vehicle show, are priced at £19,972 and £20,872 respectively (on the road, excluding VAT). Featuring luxury levels of specification, tough styling enhancements and enhanced power, the dynamic duo are set to broaden Ranger’s appeal in the pickup sector.
Timing Drive Components-Timing Belt
NOTE: Ford does not provide camshaft gear timing marks, or information to perform timing belt service without the special tools shown in this procedure.
1. Grasp the spark plug boot firmly and with a twisting pulling motion, disconnect the spark plug wires from the spark plugs.
2. NOTE: If an original spark plug is reused, install it in the cylinder from which it was removed. New spark plugs can be used in any cylinder. NOTE: Use compressed air to remove any foreign material from the spark plug well before removing the spark plugs. Remove the spark plugs.
Timing Drive Components-Timing Adjust
NOTE:Ford does not provide camshaft gear timing marks, or information to perform timing belt service without the special tools shown in this procedure.
1. NOTE: Make sure the correct (second) notch in the pulley is indexed to the lower cylinder block. Position the crankshaft just prior to top dead center.
2. Remove the bolt and install the top dead center timing peg.
3. Rotate the crankshaft clockwise against the peg
Removal & Installation (3.0L, 3.8L, 4.0L & 5.0L) 1. CMP sensor is located on top of engine, near intake manifold. See Fig. 3 Fig. 3: Locating Camshaft Position (CMP) Sensor (3.0L, 3.8L, 4.0L & 5.0L; 4.2L Similar) Courtesy of FORD MOTOR CO. 2. Disconnect negative battery cable. 3. Before removing, note position of electrical connector on CMP sensor. Disconnect CMP sensor electrical connector. NOTE: For Explorer models with 4.0L push rod engine, remove the upper intake manifold. See REMOVAL & INSTALLATION (4.0L VINX) under UPPER INTAKE MANIFOLD. 4. Remove CMP sensor screws and CMP sensor. To install, reverse removal procedure. Ensure CMP sensor electrical connector is pointing in original direction. Tighten CMP sensor to specification. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS . NOTE: If the synchronizer is turned while removing the CMP sensor, it must be re-aligned before CMP sensor is installed. See CMP.
Ford 4.2L truck and van engines manufactured from 1997 to 2001 have had problems with coolant leaking into the engine oil and into the cylinders. A failed intake manifold gasket or a failed timing cover gasket may cause the coolant to leak into the oil, but coolant leaking into the cylinders is almost always caused by failure of the intake manifold gasket. These problems have been widely reported in several service bulletins over the years.
Camshaft locking tools – Alfa Romeo No.1.825.041.000
Inlet camshaft holding tool – Alfa Romeo No.1.822.155.000
Exhaust camshaft holding tool – Alfa Romeo No.1.822.146.000
Timing Belt tensioning tool – Alfa Romeo No.1.822.149.000
Balancer shaft belt tensioning tool – Alfa Romeo No.1.822.154.000
Disconnect battery earth lead
DO NOT turn crackshaft or camshaft when timing belt removed
Remove spark plugs to ease turning engine
Turn engine in normal direction of rotation
DO NOT turn engine via camshaft or other sprockets
Observe all tightening torques.
This application is an interference engine used for 1993 FORD Probe 2.5L V6. Do not rotate camshaft or crankshaft when timing belt is removed, or engine damage may occur.
1. Disconnect negative battery cable. Disconnect engine coolant temperature sensor and temperature gauge sender connectors from coolant elbow. Disconnect crankshaft position sensor connector. See Fig. 1 . Remove accessory drive belts. Raise and support vehicle.
2. Remove A/C belt tensioner bracket. Remove crankshaft damper bolt using Crankshaft Pulley Holder (T92C-6316-AH) or equivalent. Remove crankshaft damper. Remove 2 timing belt cover bolts from behind crankshaft damper. Remove timing belt cover lower bolts. Using Power Steering Pump Pulley Remover (D85L-6000-A) or equivalent, remove power steering pump pulley.
Removal 1. Disconnect negative battery cable. 2. Remove accessory drive belt cover. See Fig. 1 . Remove accessory drive belts. 3. Hold crankshaft pulley stationary, and remove crankshaft pulley center bolt. Remove crankshaft pulley. Remove timing belt covers. 4. Turn crankshaft to align crankshaft and camshaft timing notches with marks on rear timing cover and engine block. See Fig. 2 and Fig. 3 . On manual transmission models, remove timing belt guide from top of crankshaft pulley. 5. On all models, if reusing old belt, use White paint to mark timing belt in relation to sprocket timing marks. See Fig. 4 . Also mark timing belt direction of travel. Count number of teeth between marks. For correct count, see INSTALLATION MARK MEASUREMENT SPECIFICATIONS table. 6. Remove No. 2 timing belt idler pulley. Remove timing belt. Remove timing belt automatic tensioner with rod facing up.
Removal 1. Disconnect negative battery cable. Raise and support vehicle. Remove engine under cover. 2. Lower vehicle. Remove radiator coolant reservoir, and set aside. Remove electric cooling fan and radiator shroud. 3. On Impreza and Forester, remove accessory drive belt cover. On all models, remove accessory drive belts. 4. Hold crankshaft pulley stationary, and remove crankshaft pulley center bolt. Remove crankshaft pulley. Remove timing belt covers. 5. Turn crankshaft to align crankshaft and camshaft timing notches with marks on rear timing cover and engine block. See Fig. 1 and Fig. 2 . On manual transmission models, remove timing belt guide from top of crankshaft pulley. 6. On all models, if reusing old belt, use White paint to mark timing belt in relation to sprocket timing marks. See Fig. 3. Also mark timing belt direction of travel. On 2000 and newer vehicles, count number of teeth between marks. For correct count, see INSTALLATION MARK MEASUREMENT SPECIFICATIONS table. 7. Remove No. 2 timing belt idler pulley. See Fig. 4. Remove timing belt. Remove timing belt automatic tensioner with rod facing up.