I am installing a new long block 4.0 (VIN X) into my 1994 Ford Ranger. This particular model and year has a Hall Effect camshaft
position synchronizer. I purchased a new one for installation. I did my research and found a great deal of information concerning this part and its proper installation. However, some parts are confusing. The motor now is at 26 degrees (34 mm) past TDC for the compression stroke of the #1 cylinder. I have the camshaft position synchronizer with the trailing edge set to the far left mark on the window and am ready to place it along with the oil pump
drive shaft at a 90 degree angle into its hole. Which direction should the black electrical connector be facing; the driver’s side or passenger side? I do realize that as the part goes in it will turn clockwise, but I want to make sure it is going in properly. Also, there is no possible way it can completely be set at a 90 degree angle since with either direction the connector hits the edge of one of the heads prior to completely seating.
I also rounded up a t94t-50-b testing harness. The colored wiring is different than that of the truck’s connector; however, it can only go on one of two ways and there is a red and black side on both the connector and test harness that make it easier to line up. What I really need to know is when it is all said and done and after I have found the exact point when voltage goes from 12 to 0 should the crescent be lined up with the trailing edge on the small, far left mark or on the center mark? Also, I have read that final adjustment has to be made in a counterclockwise fashion. Is this absolutely true? The following links has been my best source so far:
Thank you for your help. Any detailed pictures would be great. I would like to get this done correct the first time and proceed to putting the intake and valve covers on.
Thank you, XXXXX