Hi, surprised to see a chat. huh. well, I'm trying to replace my thermostat
housing, and the bolt near the timing belt
cover is hard to get in. I was thinking of removing the big screw in the middle to move the timing cover over a bit. can I do that? I don't know exactly what is behind it, which is why I'm looking at the diagrams.
JA: OK. To minimize me, please click the down arrow at the top right corner of this box.
Customer: why minimize?
JA: How many miles are on the timing belt? Have you ever had to change it before?
Customer: Yes, I have. the mechanic put it in not too long ago. it's fairly fresh. I just need to move the cover over a half an inch to the right so I can get the thermostat housing bolt in.
JA: What is the model/year of your Ford?
Customer: 1994 mazda b2300 , basically a ford ranger
JA: What year is your Ranger?
Customer: I would remove the big screw, but I'm afraid it might be holding something else, but the diagram seems to show that it's just a screw. Just making sure before I go in and make a big blunder.
JA: Are you fixing your Ranger yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: well, I've got the left bolt in, and all I need is to put the right bolt in, and the timing belt cover is in the way. and, yes, I'm fixing it myself. I understand what I need to do, but I want to make sure I don't make it worse.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: umm, is this like a pay thing?