Ford Ranger Timing Belt Or Chain? (1993 – 2012)

Does A Ford Ranger Have A Timing Belt (Cambelt) Or A Chain?

Here is a list of timing belts and timing chains for a Ford Ranger. Reference the model year with the corresponding engine to see if your car has a belt or a chain.


Ford Ranger
Model YearEngineBelt / Chain
1993 - 19972.3 L Lima OHC I4timing belt
3.0 L Vulcan V6timing chain
4.0 L Cologne V6timing chain
1998 - 20122.3 L Duratec I4timing chain
2.5 L Lima OHC I4timing belt
3.0 L V6timing chain
4.0 L OHV V6timing chain
4.0L SOHC V6timing chain
2011 - 20172.5 L Duratec 25 I4 (L5-VE)timing chain
2.2 L Duratorq (diesel, ZSD-422)timing chain
3.2 L Duratorq I5 (185 hp, diesel)timing chain

Which models have a belt/chain?


1993 - 1997:

From 1993 to 1997, Ranger cars with the 2.3L Lima engine have a belt and ones with the 3.0L and 4.0L V6 engines have a chain.

1998 - 2012:

In this year range, cars with the Duratec 4 cylinder and Vulcan and Cologne V6 have a chain and the 2.5L Lima has a belt.

2011 - 2017

For the Ranger T6, all cars with the Duratec and Duratorq engines have a timing chain. The T6 is sold all over he world including, Thailand, South Africa, Argentina, Nigeria etc, but isn't sold in North America , likely due to declining sales of pickup trucks in general.
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