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SOHC V6 Timing Chain Parts Removal Procedure

Discussion in 'Under the Hood' started by 2000StreetRod, May 11, 2011.

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    1. 2000StreetRod

      2000StreetRod Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Unless things have changed with the new website format, I can't send attachments via PMs. If you PM me your email address I'll send you the assembly instructions.
       
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      Hey Buddy I have tore my 4.0 v6 down already and am getting ready for reassembly. I have a few questions for you. I understand that the notch has to be above the axis for the camshaft to be properly timed. But what about the other cam ? And also could you provide me the documented reassembly procedure you mentioned? I'd appreciate your time !
       
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      I no this is old but I'm working on replacing the heads on one and im already ready for re assembly is there anyway you could send me the instructions for timing it all I have off is the heads and the engine is out already also I don't have any of the special tools
       
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      I currently have my engine out and have already replaced my rear timing chain.
      I am working on the front now and specifically the balance shaft chain but I have two problems...

      1 - I cant seem to get the balance shaft chain sprocket off of the crank shaft, the keyway is lined up but it's not clearing it. Almost as if the key on the crank is raised.
      2 - The keyway on the crank is straight up but the timing marks on the balance shaft sprocket are not lined up correctly.
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      Take the entire balancer off and spin it until it lines up and put it back on, the gear is not to be taken off.
       
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      The balance shaft timing will be correct unless the chain has been removed or broken and replaced. It may take as many as 7 rotations of the crankshaft before the timing marks on the balance shaft sprocket line up correctly. Do not loosen the balance shaft sprocket retaining bolt. There are no alignment marks on the balance shaft. See the following thread: http://www.explorerforum.com/forums...e-shaft-timing-procedure.400819/#post-3250999
       
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      Thanks for the info on the alignment @Tech By Trade and @2000StreetRod.

      Any thoughts on why I can't seem to get the sprocket off the crank? I'm contemplating not even changing the balance shaft chain now because it seems impossible without damaging the crank. I must be missing something simple.
       
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      Pull the balance shaft to get the chain off, then the crank sprocket should pull straight off.
       
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      My bad, I didn't realize that the keyway pops out. Dad had to show me. At least I learned something new today.
      Thanks for the replies and thanks for the wealth of information Dale!
       

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