Justin Terry

Asked by Oct 12, 2016 at 06:40 PM about the 1995 Ford Ranger Splash Standard Cab Stepside SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Tried to pop clutch because battery was
dead...was on slight hill let it roll backwards but put
it in 1st instead of reverse.Now it won't hardly idol.

8 Answers

Bob Beaman

2.3 engine?

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Justin Terry

Yes sir

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Bob Beaman

My guess is that when you popped the clutch the engine turned backwards and the timing belt jumped a tooth or two. Pulling off the timing cover and rotating the engine until the marks line up should tell you if that is the problem. The repair would be new timing belt and tensioner. I would also replace the water pump while I had it apart because it lives with the timing belt. I would NOT try to re-time and use the existing belt as it may be damaged in a way that you can't see.

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Bob Beaman

The link may provide additional info.....http://www.justanswer.com/ford/1y5w8-remove-timing-belt- ford-ranger-94.html

Tracy Hooks

Good answer Bob!

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Justin Terry

Thank you Bob.

Bob Beaman

Justin, let us know when you get it repaired what the problem was.

Justin Terry

I will...I appreciate your help and time.

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