After how many miles should the timing belt be replaced on a 96 Ranger 4-cylinder?
I usually reccommend about every 90,000 miles.
its on the front behind the front cover to replace it you need to take off the fan the a/c compressor and its bracket dont take off the lines to the compressor just unbolt it and move it out of your way to get enough access to thi timing system you have to take the timing belt off so mark on the pully to align it after you are done
The Prizm has a timing CHAIN, not belt. The timing chain does not get replaced on a scheduled interval. It should never need to be replaced. The serpentine belt, however, does need to be replaced. Inspect the belt for cracks and glazing, and replace. It is not a difficult DIY job. It is easiest to do it from under the car, after removing the splash pan.
I have heard that a timing belt should be replaced at 60,000 miles but I have also heard that if the belt was not replaced at 60,000 that it should be left alone, and I somewhat confirmed it on my Mazda 626, I was passed 60,000 and decided to do a "tune up" where the timing belt needed to be replaced................I'll tell you what it cause a whole bunch of problems that I did not…