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Old 03-23-2005, 08:01   #1 (permalink)
Dick
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1999 Ranger 3.0L At what milage should a timing chain be changed, what dammage can it do

I am in Hawaii on the Big Island Kona side.

I recently bought a 1999 Ranger 3.0L. At what milage should a Timing
Chain be changed, what dammage can it do, if it breaks? Must it be done by
the dealer? What difficulties are there in a do it yourself replacement of a
Timing Chain

Some local mechanic was saying that at 50,000 miles Forf Trucks had Timing
Chain breakdowns and urged me to ask the ford dealers about it.

I did but a secretary answered and promissed 2 weeks ago someone would get
back to me and no one has. last week I called back, I was told it will be
done as part of a package service at 60,000 miles, I asked if the Timing
Chain alone can be replaced instead of a package, how much did the chain
cost, was it plastic or metal, if I myself wanted to do the work, and again
no one called me back as promissed. Can anyone help me with this?



Dick


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Old 03-23-2005, 17:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 1999 Ranger 3.0L At what milage should a timing chain be changed, what dammage can it do

On Wed, 23 Mar 2005 15:31:49 GMT, "Dick" <tungfree@freeandsingle.com>
stopped wearing his colon as a hat and wrote:

>I am in Hawaii on the Big Island Kona side.
>
>I recently bought a 1999 Ranger 3.0L. At what milage should a Timing
>Chain be changed, what dammage can it do, if it breaks? Must it be done by
>the dealer? What difficulties are there in a do it yourself replacement of a
>Timing Chain


Why do you want to change it??

>Some local mechanic was saying that at 50,000 miles Forf Trucks had Timing
>Chain breakdowns and urged me to ask the ford dealers about it.


That'll be a really good giggle for the dealer... In other words,
the mechanic is full of shit. The 3.0L should exceed 200K miles
on the stock timing set, my fathers Sable with the 3.0L Vulcan got
broadsided by drunk at 325K miles, the engine/trans was put into
an '89 Taurus, which still runs. It don't go anywhere (tranny died)
but it runs well...

> I did but a secretary answered and promissed 2 weeks ago someone would get
>back to me and no one has.


They're still laughing, I imagine....

> last week I called back, I was told it will be
>done as part of a package service at 60,000 miles, I asked if the Timing
>Chain alone can be replaced instead of a package, how much did the chain
>cost, was it plastic or metal, if I myself wanted to do the work, and again
>no one called me back as promissed. Can anyone help me with this?


Sounds like you're too paranoid about this vehicle breaking down,
possibly you should try *not* worrying about this timing chain, drive
the truck, and enjoy yourself...

SteveL

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Old 03-23-2005, 20:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 1999 Ranger 3.0L At what milage should a timing chain be changed, what dammage can it do


"Dick" <tungfree@freeandsingle.com> wrote in message
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>I am in Hawaii on the Big Island Kona side.
>
> I recently bought a 1999 Ranger 3.0L. At what milage should a Timing
> Chain be changed, what dammage can it do, if it breaks? Must it be done by
> the dealer? What difficulties are there in a do it yourself replacement of
> a
> Timing Chain
>
> Some local mechanic was saying that at 50,000 miles Forf Trucks had Timing
> Chain breakdowns and urged me to ask the ford dealers about it.
>
> I did but a secretary answered and promissed 2 weeks ago someone would get
> back to me and no one has. last week I called back, I was told it will be
> done as part of a package service at 60,000 miles, I asked if the Timing
> Chain alone can be replaced instead of a package, how much did the chain
> cost, was it plastic or metal, if I myself wanted to do the work, and
> again
> no one called me back as promissed. Can anyone help me with this?
>
>
>
> Dick


Most chains last the life of the engine. It is only models with belts that
need
to be replaced at 60,000 or so.
Don't worry about it breaking.

The mechanic that told you this work at jiffy lube?



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Old 03-24-2005, 00:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: 1999 Ranger 3.0L At what milage should a timing chain be changed, what dammage can it do


"Scott" <homealone.com> wrote in message
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>
> "Dick" <tungfree@freeandsingle.com> wrote in message
> news:FZf0e.5277$4Y.254@twister.socal.rr.com...
> >I am in Hawaii on the Big Island Kona side.
> >
> > I recently bought a 1999 Ranger 3.0L. At what milage should a Timing
> > Chain be changed, what dammage can it do, if it breaks? Must it be done

by
> > the dealer? What difficulties are there in a do it yourself replacement

of
> > a
> > Timing Chain
> >
> > Some local mechanic was saying that at 50,000 miles Forf Trucks had

Timing
> > Chain breakdowns and urged me to ask the ford dealers about it.
> >
> > I did but a secretary answered and promissed 2 weeks ago someone would

get
> > back to me and no one has. last week I called back, I was told it will

be
> > done as part of a package service at 60,000 miles, I asked if the Timing
> > Chain alone can be replaced instead of a package, how much did the chain
> > cost, was it plastic or metal, if I myself wanted to do the work, and
> > again
> > no one called me back as promissed. Can anyone help me with this?
> >
> >
> >
> > Dick

>
> Most chains last the life of the engine. It is only models with belts

that
> need
> to be replaced at 60,000 or so.
> Don't worry about it breaking.
>
> The mechanic that told you this work at jiffy lube?

____________________________________________________
Thank you ever so much for the information, and
is my 1999 ford ranger one with a belt ot a chain? Is my chain Plastic or
what material is it made of? ( I think he said Ford made some plastic chains
that are cheep to get but can cause dammage when broken.)


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Old 03-24-2005, 23:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: 1999 Ranger 3.0L At what milage should a timing chain be changed, what dammage can it do


<pakeha@not.a.real.address.com> wrote in message
news:7uu34114n7bb1n8ttr5vnlkre8r749sju6@4ax.com...
> On Wed, 23 Mar 2005 15:31:49 GMT, "Dick" <tungfree@freeandsingle.com>
> stopped wearing his colon as a hat and wrote:
>
> >I am in Hawaii on the Big Island Kona side.
> >
> >I recently bought a 1999 Ranger 3.0L. At what milage should a Timing
> >Chain be changed, what dammage can it do, if it breaks? Must it be done

by
> >the dealer? What difficulties are there in a do it yourself replacement

of a
> >Timing Chain

>
> Why do you want to change it??
>
> >Some local mechanic was saying that at 50,000 miles Forf Trucks had

Timing
> >Chain breakdowns and urged me to ask the ford dealers about it.

>
> That'll be a really good giggle for the dealer... In other words,
> the mechanic is full of shit. The 3.0L should exceed 200K miles
> on the stock timing set, my fathers Sable with the 3.0L Vulcan got
> broadsided by drunk at 325K miles, the engine/trans was put into
> an '89 Taurus, which still runs. It don't go anywhere (tranny died)
> but it runs well...
>
> > I did but a secretary answered and promissed 2 weeks ago someone would

get
> >back to me and no one has.

>
> They're still laughing, I imagine....
>
> > last week I called back, I was told it will be
> >done as part of a package service at 60,000 miles, I asked if the Timing
> >Chain alone can be replaced instead of a package, how much did the chain
> >cost, was it plastic or metal, if I myself wanted to do the work, and

again
> >no one called me back as promissed. Can anyone help me with this?

>
> Sounds like you're too paranoid about this vehicle breaking down,
> possibly you should try *not* worrying about this timing chain, drive
> the truck, and enjoy yourself...
>
> SteveL
>

I do not want to take it off, was told by what now seems a jerk, who claims
to be a Ford Mechanic that the chains are made of plastic and break causing
unbeleivable damage, He said he read it about the Fords of my Truck's
vintage. He urged me to ask the dealers about it, so I did.

I am thankfull that you think it is horsemanoure and will enjoy the truck,
which runs like a Top and gives me 30 miles/gallon going up and down 1500
feet climb each day and that is quite pleasing to me. the ride is so
pleasurable I am glowing now for 30 days I have owned it 2nd hand with
51,000 miles on it.


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Old 03-25-2005, 10:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: 1999 Ranger 3.0L At what milage should a timing chain be changed, what dammage can it do

On Fri, 25 Mar 2005 06:50:46 GMT, "Dick" <tungfree@freeandsingle.com>
wrote:



>> >

>Sadly I went to napa and got a boock written by Chilton, and it is for Ford
>Vewhicles ( 3 of them including the Ranger) and the years are from 1991 to
>1999 which does not dedicate most of the book to my truck.
>I will look around for a better book this one I paid 23 bux and it really
>does not address many of my questions fully enough to where I can do the
>repair I wanted or learn about the timing chain problem if any.
>
>



Don't confuse owner's manual with a service manual. I urge you to get
the owner's manual to see what service is due at what point. The
owner's manual will put this info in an easy-to-read chart.

As for a service manual, I'd skip the Chilton and similar that cover a
broad spectrum of years. You are better off going to Ebay and finding
the Ford factory service manual for your specific vehicle. Paper and
CD-Rom versions are available.

Matt
99 V-10 Super Duty, Super Cab 4x4
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Old 03-25-2005, 12:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: 1999 Ranger 3.0L At what milage should a timing chain be changed, what dammage can it do

Thanks,
on e-bay I see a 1998 ford ranger shop manual 2 of them actually. But mine
is 1999 and none are for sale for mine, but maybe I will keep looking as it
could change

Dick

"Matt Mead" <mdmead@DELETETHIScharter.net> wrote in message
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> On Fri, 25 Mar 2005 06:50:46 GMT, "Dick" <tungfree@freeandsingle.com>
> wrote:
>
>
>
> >> >

> >Sadly I went to napa and got a boock written by Chilton, and it is for

Ford
> >Vewhicles ( 3 of them including the Ranger) and the years are from 1991

to
> >1999 which does not dedicate most of the book to my truck.
> >I will look around for a better book this one I paid 23 bux and it really
> >does not address many of my questions fully enough to where I can do the
> >repair I wanted or learn about the timing chain problem if any.
> >
> >

>
>
> Don't confuse owner's manual with a service manual. I urge you to get
> the owner's manual to see what service is due at what point. The
> owner's manual will put this info in an easy-to-read chart.
>
> As for a service manual, I'd skip the Chilton and similar that cover a
> broad spectrum of years. You are better off going to Ebay and finding
> the Ford factory service manual for your specific vehicle. Paper and
> CD-Rom versions are available.
>
> Matt
> 99 V-10 Super Duty, Super Cab 4x4



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Old 03-25-2005, 14:01   #8 (permalink)
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Re: 1999 Ranger 3.0L At what milage should a timing chain be changed, what dammage can it do

Dick,
I got this link from somebody earlier on this list. Seems to be slow
right now, but I was able to download one for my truck earlier. Straight
from Ford...best of all... Free.

https://www.fleet.ford.com/maintenan...ls/default.asp

Check to make sure link doesn't wrap

Russ
"Dick" <tungfree@freeandsingle.com> wrote in message
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> Thanks,
> on e-bay I see a 1998 ford ranger shop manual 2 of them actually. But mine
> is 1999 and none are for sale for mine, but maybe I will keep looking as

it
> could change
>
> Dick
>
> "Matt Mead" <mdmead@DELETETHIScharter.net> wrote in message
> news:l5i841pip1nui5a7a6l7818re4ul6279ct@4ax.com...
> > On Fri, 25 Mar 2005 06:50:46 GMT, "Dick" <tungfree@freeandsingle.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> > >> >
> > >Sadly I went to napa and got a boock written by Chilton, and it is for

> Ford
> > >Vewhicles ( 3 of them including the Ranger) and the years are from 1991

> to
> > >1999 which does not dedicate most of the book to my truck.
> > >I will look around for a better book this one I paid 23 bux and it

really
> > >does not address many of my questions fully enough to where I can do

the
> > >repair I wanted or learn about the timing chain problem if any.
> > >
> > >

> >
> >
> > Don't confuse owner's manual with a service manual. I urge you to get
> > the owner's manual to see what service is due at what point. The
> > owner's manual will put this info in an easy-to-read chart.
> >
> > As for a service manual, I'd skip the Chilton and similar that cover a
> > broad spectrum of years. You are better off going to Ebay and finding
> > the Ford factory service manual for your specific vehicle. Paper and
> > CD-Rom versions are available.
> >
> > Matt
> > 99 V-10 Super Duty, Super Cab 4x4

>
>



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Old 03-26-2005, 11:02   #9 (permalink)
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"Russ Braaten" <mcse@sc.rr.com> wrote in message
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> Dick,
> I got this link from somebody earlier on this list. Seems to be slow
> right now, but I was able to download one for my truck earlier. Straight
> from Ford...best of all... Free.
>
> https://www.fleet.ford.com/maintenan...ls/default.asp
>
> Check to make sure link doesn't wrap
>
> Russ
> "Dick" <tungfree@freeandsingle.com> wrote in message
> news:HdZ0e.55980$xX3.11622@twister.socal.rr.com...
> > Thanks,
> > on e-bay I see a 1998 ford ranger shop manual 2 of them actually. But

mine
> > is 1999 and none are for sale for mine, but maybe I will keep looking as

> it
> > could change
> >
> > Dick
> >
> > "Matt Mead" <mdmead@DELETETHIScharter.net> wrote in message
> > news:l5i841pip1nui5a7a6l7818re4ul6279ct@4ax.com...
> > > On Fri, 25 Mar 2005 06:50:46 GMT, "Dick" <tungfree@freeandsingle.com>
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > >> >
> > > >Sadly I went to napa and got a boock written by Chilton, and it is

for
> > Ford
> > > >Vewhicles ( 3 of them including the Ranger) and the years are from

1991
> > to
> > > >1999 which does not dedicate most of the book to my truck.
> > > >I will look around for a better book this one I paid 23 bux and it

> really
> > > >does not address many of my questions fully enough to where I can do

> the
> > > >repair I wanted or learn about the timing chain problem if any.
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Don't confuse owner's manual with a service manual. I urge you to get
> > > the owner's manual to see what service is due at what point. The
> > > owner's manual will put this info in an easy-to-read chart.
> > >
> > > As for a service manual, I'd skip the Chilton and similar that cover a
> > > broad spectrum of years. You are better off going to Ebay and finding
> > > the Ford factory service manual for your specific vehicle. Paper and
> > > CD-Rom versions are available.
> > >
> > > Matt
> > > 99 V-10 Super Duty, Super Cab 4x4



______________________________________________
I was looking for a shop manul more than owner's manual I have a friend
thatb has the owner's manual so I can look up some of what I need there but
the book I bough sux it hardly goes into any details that a shop manual
would, so I do thank the suggesters to get a shop manual and will keep
looking for one

Dick


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Old 03-26-2005, 11:02   #10 (permalink)
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"Russ Braaten" <mcse@sc.rr.com> wrote in message
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> Dick,
> I got this link from somebody earlier on this list. Seems to be slow
> right now, but I was able to download one for my truck earlier. Straight
> from Ford...best of all... Free.
>
> https://www.fleet.ford.com/maintenan...ls/default.asp
>
> Check to make sure link doesn't wrap
>
> Russ
> "Dick" <tungfree@freeandsingle.com> wrote in message
> news:HdZ0e.55980$xX3.11622@twister.socal.rr.com...
> > Thanks,
> > on e-bay I see a 1998 ford ranger shop manual 2 of them actually. But

mine
> > is 1999 and none are for sale for mine, but maybe I will keep looking as

> it
> > could change
> >
> > Dick
> >
> > "Matt Mead" <mdmead@DELETETHIScharter.net> wrote in message
> > news:l5i841pip1nui5a7a6l7818re4ul6279ct@4ax.com...
> > > On Fri, 25 Mar 2005 06:50:46 GMT, "Dick" <tungfree@freeandsingle.com>
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > >> >
> > > >Sadly I went to napa and got a boock written by Chilton, and it is

for
> > Ford
> > > >Vewhicles ( 3 of them including the Ranger) and the years are from

1991
> > to
> > > >1999 which does not dedicate most of the book to my truck.
> > > >I will look around for a better book this one I paid 23 bux and it

> really
> > > >does not address many of my questions fully enough to where I can do

> the
> > > >repair I wanted or learn about the timing chain problem if any.
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Don't confuse owner's manual with a service manual. I urge you to get
> > > the owner's manual to see what service is due at what point. The
> > > owner's manual will put this info in an easy-to-read chart.
> > >
> > > As for a service manual, I'd skip the Chilton and similar that cover a
> > > broad spectrum of years. You are better off going to Ebay and finding
> > > the Ford factory service manual for your specific vehicle. Paper and
> > > CD-Rom versions are available.
> > >
> > > Matt
> > > 99 V-10 Super Duty, Super Cab 4x4

I went to the site and it is Down :) thanks for the link

Dick


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