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I have a 1994 ford ranger 2 wheel drive, manual transmission

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I have a 1994 ford ranger*****, manual transmission with the 2.3 engine. I was driving the other day and the timing belt broke. I replace the timing belt and have went to every extreme to make sure all timing marks aligned. Vehicle will not start. I was told that because it broke while driving it may have damaged the crankshaft position sensor so I replaced it but still nothing.
JA: Has the clutch been slipping? Are you having any trouble shifting?
Customer: no not at all
JA: Are you fixing your Ranger yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I am fixin g it myself but I replaced it around 8 years ago and everything went fine
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: I cant think of anything right now
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  roy replied 1 month ago.

good evening my name is ***** ***** I will assist

have you checked the compression??? there may be valve damage from the broken belt

Roy

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
no I have not but I was told that the 2.3 engine is a non-interference engine, that no damage should have occured
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I can not afford a 26 dollar call and fix my vehicle too, sorry
Expert:  roy replied 1 month ago.

ok, I did not send that request. it is generated by the site.

if it broke while driving, it is possible to damage the valves. I would start there with a compression test to be sure

Roy

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
no I have not checked the compression but I was told that the 2.3 engine is a non-interference engine, that no damage should have occurred
Expert:  roy replied 1 month ago.

you already said that and I responded to that as well.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
thanks Roy Ill start there
Expert:  roy replied 1 month ago.

keep me updated

please dont forget to rate me as it is the only way I get paid for my efforts

Roy

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
do I have the option to continue with you tomorrow or later if I need help
Expert:  roy replied 1 month ago.

yes, once you rate the question stays open for as long as you wish.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
how, or what do I rate you before I have time to continue to try what you told me?
Expert:  roy replied 1 month ago.

you can hit the accept button. or 5 smiley faces. we are independent contractors for the site and get a small portion of what the site charges you.

I will still continue to answer your questions for as long as you wish

Roy

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
ok
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
one last question if you don't mind. On a scale of 1- 10 how likely is it that there is valve damage?
Expert:  roy replied 1 month ago.

50-50 chance. remember I am here and not there. I have done hundreds of these and some had valve damage and some did not. it depends on the situation when it broke. that is , engine speed, load.

that why we need the compression test done

Roy