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Timing Chain Replace Mileage

So I was wondering if I should be thinking about replaceing my timing chain. I have a 2000 ranger 4x4 3.0l that has been in the family from 90,000 miles to the current 125,000 miles. I have every maintenance receipt for that period of miles and there is nothing about the chain. So then I looked through the factory maintenance schedule and couldn't find anything. So anyways how often should you replace the chain? Thankx.
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Anybody know???
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Chains , unlike belts, last a looonnng time.I wouldn't worry about changing it until you rebuild the engine .About 300K.
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Wow 300K!!! I have a couple old jeeps and have had a few chevys that you had to change the chain on every 60 to 90K.
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Mine was stretched past the limits at 121,000, so I believe the 300K is pretty optimistic...

Most people just don't replace them until they fail. Shame too, it can cause a lot of damage. If you are doing the water pump and CPS (at or near 100K), it's a good time.
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