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2.5 Timing Belt change?

Just wonder how often my timing belt should be changed? just got the truck! and loving it. I have about 120k, and i don't believe the timing belt and pulley has been changed on it. just wondering if it should be something to worry about? I didn't know if it was an interferance motor? so if my timing belt did break for some reason, if it would harm anything. thanks Alot. oh yeah, Its a 2.5 2001.

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IIRC every 90K but I've gone to 120K with no problems.
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My truck still had the original timing belt at 116k and it was about to break.
I'm lucky I even made it up to my dads shop to change it.
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I know it is not a ranger... but just last weekend a friend and I changed the timing belt in my intrepid. He works for Chrysler and said we should do since it was over do (110k miles).

We went in and changed it but the original belt looked great probably would of been fine without changing it.

The whole process on my car took a lot of time but for the most part was easy.
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My old trucks 2.3 timing belt made it over 140k til it broke. It is a non-interference motor to my understanding so it will not damage the valves.
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its supoused to be every 50000 miles
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its a non interference motor.. mine made about 150K when it went and it was at highway speed nothing happened bad to the truck just the tow bill to get it home to fix... you will notice tho when its going to go kinda sluggish and alot of pinging
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Thanks a ton! for all the info. I'm changing it tomorrow night.
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Mine made it 200k before it broke, and it's a non-interference motor.
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The recommended factory change interval for the 91+ motors with the round tooth timing belt is 100K miles, however if it does break it will not harm anything, you will just need to be towed either home or to a shop and replace it and realign the timing marks.

The older square tooth timing belts are recommended to be changed at every 60K miles.
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Experience the same thing. The engine was slugished, high idle. Did you made some adjustment? What and how? Appreciate any feedback. I have 2001 Ranger with 2.5L engine.

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