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02 2.3l DOHC timing/front cover question.

Hello all im looking for a thread (cant remember if it was even on this site or another) that i found a year ago or so and didn't bookmark it! XD It was pics and step by step directions of removing the timing cover, talked about changing the tensioner to a higher quality one due to the stock ones failing, how to change the clutch fan bearing inside the front cover and crank pulley seal. I currently have my cover off and need to change the fan bearing at a min. I just dont remember how to pull it and what bearing i would need for the new one. If this rings a bell and any if you have the thread/link saved i would be eternally greatful!
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I have to get it re-opened for editing, but I'm doing one on head gasket replacement that covers pulling the timing cover off. As for the rest of it, can't say. Mine was still in good shape for I got rid of the truck (traded it).
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Hello all im looking for a thread (cant remember if it was even on this site or another) that i found a year ago or so and didn't bookmark it! XD It was pics and step by step directions of removing the timing cover, talked about changing the tensioner to a higher quality one due to the stock ones failing, how to change the clutch fan bearing inside the front cover and crank pulley seal. I currently have my cover off and need to change the fan bearing at a min. I just dont remember how to pull it and what bearing i would need for the new one. If this rings a bell and any if you have the thread/link saved i would be eternally greatful!
The correct information you need will be in a factory service manual.

I suggest signing up for Alldata diy or Micthell 1 diy

AutoZone has a lite version of Alldata that you can use for free when you sign up for free on their website.

Whenever servicing anything on your Ranger that will lead you down a path you have not been before it pays to read the information found for your exact year make model vehicle.

It is also very important to read any related TSBs for possible updated parts and or service procedures.

Without checking the TSBs you can get yourself in too deep, causing more damage than you think.

This is just an example of what can wreck your day and engine if you do not arm yourself with the correct knowledge before grabbing a wrench.

Source Alldata DIY

TSB 06-21-4
10/30/06
2.3L/2.0L DURATEC - NO START/POSSIBLE ENGINE
DAMAGE - INSTALL SPECIAL SERVICE TOOLS
PRIOR TO REMOVING CRANKSHAFT PULLEY BOLT
FORD:
2003-2007 Focus
2006-2007 Fusion
2001-2007 Ranger
2005-2007 Escape Hybrid, Escape
MERCURY:
2006-2007 Milan
2005-2007 Mariner
2006-2007 Mariner Hybrid
This article supersedes TSB 06-16-6 to include symptoms, labor operations, and parts.
ISSUE
Some 2001-2007 MY vehicles equipped with a 2.0L or 2.3L Duratec Engine may exhibit no start, loss of engine timing or scraping noise at crankshaft pulley at front of engine. These engines, (excludes 2.0L SPI and Zetec engines) may experience engine damage if the crankshaft pulley bolt is loosened during service WITHOUT FIRST INSTALLING THE SPECIAL SERVICE TOOLS PER THE WORKSHOP MANUAL PROCEDURE. The crankshaft pulley bolt also retains the crankshaft cam drive sprocket which is NOT keyed to the crankshaft, so valve timing may shift if the crankshaft pulley bolt is loosened. If this occurs, the pistons may contact and damage the valves.
ACTION
Before ANY repair requiring loosening or removal of the crankshaft pulley bolt, engine valve timing MUST be locked by the Special Service Tools identified in the online Workshop Manual, Section 303-01 (In-Vehicle Repair: Crankshaft Pulley). Do not attempt to start the engine without verifying engine cam timing.
SERVICE PROCEDURE
CAUTION FAILURE TO FOLLOW THE PROCEDURE EXACTLY CAN RESULT IN SERIOUS ENGINE DAMAGE.
SERVICE TOOLS REQUIRED ARE:
1. Crankshaft Timing Peg ESST Number 303-507 is 2-1/8" (54 mm).
2. Camshaft Alignment Plate ESST Number 303-465.
3. Holding Fixture ESST Number 205-126.
4. Adaptor 205-072-02.
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