1986 ford ranger timeing belt cover


WildDan92

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i had to remove the timing belt cover all the bolts are 10mm bolt and one in the middle was a phillips ( star) looks like its to some spring on the back dose this do anything and how tight dose it need to be thanks
 


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that spring on the inside puts tension on the timing belt, I always replace that phillips head screw with a hex head, dont know why they use a phillips there.
 

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that spring on the inside puts tension on the timing belt, I always replace that phillips head screw with a hex head, dont know why they use a phillips there.
so i just had taken the cover off to check the belt and it was all good and put it back on is thier and just hand tight it on is that good or dose it need to be supper tight or anything thanks for the help i also fk the thermostat up too someone did t remove the pulles to change it so im gonna have to get it tapped out now
thanks for the info and help
 


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