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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-23-2014, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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TDC for timing cover ?

Hey guy's, i am planning on replacing the timing cover gasket on my 4.2l and i am looking for second opinions. The haynes manual says to position #1 piston at TDC before disconnecting the electrical connection at the camshaft position sensor. my question is if i am not going to be messing with the timing gears or removing the timing chain do i really need to do TDC?

Just wondering if i need to bother doing it.
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If you have to pull the camshaft synchronizer in order to get the timing cover off you had better read that section first. Not as straight forward as just pulling the cover.

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there is only one camshaft in the 4.2l v-6

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there is only one camshaft in the 4.2l v-6
Which means what? Better read your Haynes manual some more

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which means there is no camshaft syncronizer , just a position sensor

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which means there is no camshaft syncronizer , just a position sensor
Glad you know what you are doing! You'd never get near my truck

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maybe you should read a manual once in a while not just book an appt. at the dealer

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thanks for assuming that i am some newbie that has never turned a wrench before. i posted my original question to see if anyone else may have done this before , NOT because i am unable to do the job. if you don't have anything useful to contribute, keep your f****n opinions to yourself

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You asked for help and I was trying to save you some grief. I probably built more Ford engines before you were born than you will ever put a wrench to but, still trying to help.
Here is a how to on a 99 with the 4.2l, pay attention to the instructions. Should be about the same as yours smart ass.

.f150online.com/forums/v6-engines-including-ecoboost/452581-how-replace-timing-cover-gasket-99-f-150-4-2-a.html

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WTF, has this been a long winter or what ?

You'd think you just asked the guy why he's putting three to four inches of lift in a 2WD. lol

Maybe going forward the standard greeting should be "Welcome to fordtough.ca, keep a sense of humour handy, and if you ask questions, be sure to say what kind of answers you want." ?

Hey Todd, if you want to take a shot at me too, I used to own a Raptor, and my trucks are all dealer serviced.


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