1994 Ford Ranger Water Pump and Timing Belt Kit 4 Cyl Page 4

How To:
Replace the Water Pump and Timing Belt Kit on a 1994 Ford Ranger
with a 4 Cylinder Engine

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Remove timing cover
Remove timing cover.

Remove water pump retaining bolts
Remove water pump retaining bolts.

Remove water pump
Remove water pump.

Scrape old gasket material from engine block
Scrape old gasket material from engine block.
(Make sure fragments do not enter the cooling system.)

Remove timing guide washer
Remove timing guide washer.

Paint alignment marks on crankshaft pulley
Paint alignment marks on crankshaft pulley.

Apply RTV silicone
Apply light coat of RTV silicone to the edge of the water pump.

Install the new gasket
Install the new gasket on the water pump.
Apply a light coat of silicone over the gasket and install water pump.
(Apply thread sealant to threads of the bolts to provide a tight
seal since they are exposed to coolant passages.)

Install new timing belt tensioner
Install the new timing belt tensioner on the engine and place
a small piece of cardboard onto the bearing as shown in the
image.  Use a pry bar to move the tensioner in the direction
away from the timing belt and temporarily tighten the bolts.

Install a new timing belt
Install a new timing belt making sure all timing marks are aligned. 
Loosen the tensioner bolts to allow tensioner spring to operate. 
Turn the engine two complete revolutions making sure the timing
marks on the camshaft and crankshaft pulley are aligned and there
is proper tension on the timing belt.  Tighten the tensioner
bolts to 30 ft/lbs.

Install the crank sensor

Install the crank sensor back onto the engine and the remaining
items in the reverse order they were removed. 

(Take note that this is the perfect time to replace
both radiator hoses and heater hoses.) 

Once all the items have been installed add 50/50 coolant mix
to the cooling system.  Start the engine and verify that there
are not any coolant leaks.  Allow the thermostat to open. 
Turn engine off slowly remove radiator cap and add
more coolant if needed.