There are no keys on the SOHC V6 jackshaft front or rear sprockets, the left camshaft sprocket nor the right camshaft sprocket. The sprockets are held in position entirely by the force exerted by their retaining bolts.
This is a half old thread I know but I'm in the process of trying to retime my 02 Ranger after having to replace the driver side head.
I bought the (extorsion) special tools and did everything to the letter. Turned the key. I have to crank it a good couple seconds before it fires, but then runs like CRAP anyway.
I'm wondering if somehow I got one of the cams 180 out??
The tools are pretty much idiot proof but wow wtf am I doing wrong?