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Timing mark tips 96 Ranger 2.3 Vin A
Posted to Technical Tips Forum on 8/2/2015

On this engine, using the round tooth timing belt - Dayco 95276 etc 1248mm 131T The 2 sprockets used at the Camshaft and Oil pump are the same piece and have 2 timing marks on each one - used dependent on whether the sprocket is installed at either the Cam (uses the TRIANGLE mark) or at the Oil pump (uses the DIAMOND mark). Problem can be that these lightly engraved marks which are on the belt flange can be worn badly making them impossible to find. The indent however, used by respective pickups is easy to find and lines up with a tooth root on the sprockets - The TRIANGLE (CAM) mark is 3 roots to the right of the pickup root (4 if you count the root at the indent) - The DIAMOND (OIL PUMP) mark is 11 roots to the left of the pickup root (12 if you count the root at the indent).

Gordon Skiffington
East Coast International
Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada


car Vehicle Data

1996 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L

Engine2.3 L
Trans4-speed Automatic (Electronic)