You would think that a timing belt should last longer than 282,000 plus miles.!
Friday, on my way to catch the van pool, my little '97 Ranger just quit like someone turn the key off. A quick call to my wife to bring the Dakota and a tow strap (it's never a good thing to wake your wife up at 3:50 in the morning, but....). We get the Ranger home (that's another story altogether) and it was sounding like it jumped time.
Anyways, a new timing belt at about $28 (with Autozone's reward point systems, it only cost me about $8 and change), and a couple of hours of work and my little baby is back on the road again. It's a good thing my wife's brother knows more about engines than I do. He help me get it fixed
Love my Ranger! I'm sure it will be good for another 282K.
Here's a link to it doing what it does, this time going 500 miles round trip to bring home a 318. http://www.greentractortalk.com/foru...988-318-a.html