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Old 03-30-2013, 05:16 PM   #1
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Cam Install Guide and the timing chain...

I've been going by the following cam install guide to get my cams in but I have a feeling it's inaccurate.

http://duratec.wikispaces.com/modification-cams

I did exactly as it says with putting the bolts in the crank pulley and the timing cover to lock the chain guide in place but when I removed the exhaust cam gear, the guide snapped out of place and the timing chain came off the crank gear. :mad: I don't think that 20mm bolt worked like it was supposed to work...

Is there a way to release the tension on that guide and get the chain back on the crank gear WITHOUT having to remove the timing cover? I really don't want to have to go through all that but I will if I have to. Any ideas?


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Hey Bryce, there is a hole in the timing cover that gives you access to release the tension. You need to use a small pick or even a paper clip. Its in the shop manual. I'll have to look it up for you.
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Hey Bryce, there is a hole in the timing cover that gives you access to release the tension. You need to use a small pick or even a paper clip. Its in the shop manual. I'll have to look it up for you.
It's a torx headed bolt, right? Right under the idler pulley. I'm comparing to the timing cover off the built motor on the stand.

I may try that first and see if it works. If it doesn't, I'll pull the cover.
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I forgot 'bout the tensioner & wham, the tensioner snapped out of place. I endup pulling the cover off= 2 additional hrs. To pull the p/s pump you'll need to remove the hi pressure line.
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the tensioner have a spring load and oil pressure load, so it is normal you have this problem.
just hope you to not have the problem me and Felix had... when it completely come off the tensioner.
if not, yes the hex bolt near the fan pulley his the one your looking at.here some photo for ref.

you can see the tensioner location on this one

with the tensioner in place (the release hole is the one closer to the chain



with the cover for ref to and you can see the bolt on this one

ps, I know you cover doesn't look like mine :)


and the special tool I made lol, a M6 bolt split in half that slide perfectly in the release hole of the tensioner and let you release it with a 90 turn.


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Great pix JSV578, in a Ranger. What cams did you install?
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Thanks for the pics. That does help for sure. I'm really hoping it hasn't come off the guide. My cam gears are about an inch short of slack to slide onto the cams and I can free spin the chain so it's not catching on the crank gear.

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Great pix JSV578, in a Ranger. What cams did you install?
Custom grinds.
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nop, the Ranger Duratec share the same 1 lobe cam as the first gen and share the timing gear of the 2.0
so it could be any cams you can find for your engine... but it is still the stock one in the pix
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nop, the Ranger Duratec share the same 1 lobe cam as the first gen and share the timing gear of the 2.0
so it could be any cams you can find for your engine... but it is still the stock one in the pix
Sorry, I thought he was asking what cams I was installing. My bad.

Yeah, same thing. It's all a Duratec.
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