Timing Chain Set - 1ATBK00100

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This complete timing chain and gear set is just what you need to keep your Ford 4.6L engine in good running order.

Our timing belt or chain sets come from a company that is committed to supplying components that are engineered and manufactured under strict quality control procedures. They are leaders in timing component quality which provides you with the highest quality parts available on the market. They are an importer and supplier of high quality timing system products manufactured by both OEM and aftermarket manufacturers that understand quality standards. The distinct difference between them and other companies is that they are consistently supplying the highest level of quality components that is in demand from ASE Certified Mechanics everywhere!

The parts that you will receive in this kit are the same superior quality parts that the high level competition engine rebuilding shops call for and use everday. So do not settle for lesser quality parts when it comes to engine repair. Only go for the best knowing that 1A Auto has already done the research for you on the highest quality suppliers available!

This high quality, timing chain set, contains the following pieces and has the following specifications:

  • (2) - Primary Timing Chain - 116 Link
  • (1) - Primary Chain Tensioner
  • (1) - Cam Sprocket - LH Side - 42 Teeth
  • (1) - Cam Sprocket - RH Side - 42 Teeth
  • (1) - Crankshaft Sprocket - Double Row - 21 Teeth
  • (1) - Primary Tensioner - RH Side Lower
  • (1) - Primary Tensioner - LH Side Lower
  • (1) - Guide Rails - Fixed - All Plastic - LH
  • (1) - Guide Rails - Fixed - All Plastic - RH
  • (1) - Guide Rails - Tensioner - LH
  • (1) - Guide Rails - Tensioner - RH
  • Fits the following Ford SOHC 2V engines as listed per applications:
    • V8 4.6L (8th Vin Digit W, F, X, 6, 9)

Please note: This timing chain set is designed for the professional installer. It does not come with any installation instructions. If you do not have a service manual, please consult a professional mechanic prior to installing this kit.

Most car manufacturers recommend changing your timing belt between 50,000 and 70,000 miles (consult your owner's manual to see what your specific manufacturer suggests).

Item Condition: New

Lifetime Warranty

This item is backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty. In the event this item should fail due to manufacturing defects during intended use, we will exchange the part free of charge (excludes shipping charges) for the original purchaser.

  1. step : Beginning the Repair (0:00)
    • This is Part 1 of a three part video
    • After following these steps, please consult Part 2 for further instructions
    • Perform the steps outlined in Part 2
  2. step : Removing the Battery (0:46)
    • Disconnect the negative battery cable with an 8mm wrench
    • Disconnect the positive battery cable with an 8mm wrench
  3. step : Removing the Engine Cover (1:02)
    • Pull up the engine panel and remove it
    • Remove the two 11mm nuts from the throttle body
    • Pry the hose off the back of the cover
    • Remove the engine cover
  4. step : Removing the Air Intake (1:25)
    • Disconnect the air sensor harness
    • Loosen the hose clamp on the air intake hose
    • Remove the vacuum hoses from the air intake hose
    • Lift the air box up and out
  5. step : Removing the Upper Radiator Shroud (1:57)
    • Place a drain pan underneath the engine
    • Push the teeth together on the hose clamp
    • Slide the coolant hose back
    • Remove the 13mm nut from the coolant hose bracket
    • Remove the bracket
    • Remove the bolts on either side of the radiator shroud
    • Pry the clip off from the refrigeration line from the radiator shroud
    • Remove the radiator shroud
  6. step : Removing the Radiator Fan (2:53)
    • Remove the fan bolts with a 10mm wrench
    • Pry the belt off the idler pulley with a screwdriver
    • Pull the belt off the alternator
    • Hold the water pump pulley with an adjustable wrench
    • Loosen the four 10mm bolts and remove two
    • Insert the fan pulley wrench into one of the holes
    • Loosen the fan clutch with a an adjustable wrench
  7. step : Creating a Harmonic Balancer Holder Tool (4:58)
    • Insert three M8 125 bolts into the holes on the harmonic balancer pulley
    • Insert a piece of wood against the bolts
    • Make a mark on the wood of where they are
    • Mark a straight line between the bolts to find a center point
    • Drill with a 3/8 bit where each of the bolts are marked
    • Drill a 1/8 hole in the center mark
    • Drill with a 1" wood bit on the center mark
  8. step : Removing the Harmonic Balancer Pulley (6:35)
    • Press the wood plank with the M8 bolts into the harmonic balancer pulley to hold the engine and crankshaft in place
    • Insert an 18mm socket and ratchet through the center hole and remove the harmonic balancer bolt
    • Thread the harmonic balancer puller tool on the 18mm bolt
    • Insert the end on the bolt
    • Push the M8 bolts into the puller tool
    • Mount the puller into the balancer
    • Tighten the puller with an adjustable wrench
    • Pull the harmonic balancer up and out
  9. step : Removing the Pulleys, Tensioner, and Brackets (7:59)
    • Pull off the water pump pulley
    • Remove any bolts attached to the front cover from the pulleys, tensioner, brackets, etc.
    • Thread the bolts back in their respective holes for safe keeping
  10. step : Removing the Power Steering Pump (8:49)
    • Spray the two stubs in the wheel well on the power steering pump with rust penetrant
    • Remove the two 13mm nuts
    • Remove the bracket
    • Remove the negative battery cable
    • Remove the 13mm bolts
    • Remove the two 8mm bolts from the lower fan shroud
    • Pull the lower fan shroud up and out
    • Remove the 10mm bolt from the power steering pump through the power steering pulley
  11. step : Removing the Valve Cover (11:01)
    • Remove all of the hoses from the valve covers
    • Disconnect the fuel injection harnesses
    • Remove the 8mm and 13mm bolts from the valve cover
    • Lift up on the valve cover and remove it
    • Remove the 8mm bolt from the bracket on the other side
    • Repeat the process for the other side
  12. step : Removing the Timing Chain Cover (12:40)
    • Remove the four 13mm bolts on the bottom of the oil pan from the timing chain cover
    • Pry the harness clips from the studs holding the timing cover
    • Remove the 18mm stud bolts from the timing chain cover
    • Remove the 13mm bolts on the cover and under the water pump
    • Disconnect the harness near the camshaft
    • Carefully remove the valve cover gasket
    • Pry the timing chain cover off lightly with a pry bar

Tools needed for replacement:

    Drills, Drill Bits & Related

  • Drill
  • Drill Bit Set

  • General Tools

  • Drain Pan
  • Hammer

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Block of Wood
  • M8 Bolt
  • Engine Oil
  • Marker / Writing Utensil
  • Anti-Freeze

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Oil Filter Wrench
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Adjustable Wrench

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Torque Wrench
  • Ratchet
  • 1/2 Inch Breaker Bar

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • Complete Metric Socket Set
  • 8mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Fan Pulley Wrench
  • Harmonic Balancer Holding Tool
  • Harmonic Balancer Puller

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Would strongly recommend this product. Everything goes good complete kit nothing missing great
March 4, 2017
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I strongly recommend this video I just never so something’s so helpful like this before I also never did a timeing chain in a new car but with this video there is everything that you need to complete the job thanks again A1 auto parts you guis are the beat
December 31, 2017
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Will this work for a 2000 Mustang GT sohc?
Kapen W April 22, 2017
I cant imagine it will. Worked perfectly on my 2003 explorer 4.6L DOHC though. Id suggest calling them to find the right kit for your engine.
Elizabeth L April 22, 2017
I put this set on my 2001 Explorer. Not sure if your Mustanfmg has a Romeo or Windsor engine as there are differences between the two. However, 1says it is the right part you should be good to go. You will need the special tool to hold the cans in place so do order them. Auto zone didnt have them to rent where live. On my truck the bolt to the power steering pump was a pain so you may need a puller to remove the pulley on the pump. Finally, I didnt change the camshaft gears as they werent worn enough for me to change them. Oh yeah, upgrade the cam tensioners to the cast iron parts as the plastic is kinda cheap and doesnt seem sturdy. Good luck! It isnt that hard but it will take some time to do.
Pat K April 22, 2017
This timing set will not fit your 2000 Ford Mustang.
Tim K April 23, 2017
I need to replace the timing chains and other associated timing parts on my 2003 f 150 4.6 Romeo engine. What are the part numbers for the cam positioning tool and the fan pulley tool that are used in the video? Thanks, Frank
FRANK S February 12, 2019
Frank the fan pulley tool you can just get it in any auto part store the car tool I don’t have the part number on mi now but you can also buy it the crank shaft puly you can get it in one of the auto parts but you have to make a holder to hold your crank shaft pulley I made mine out of a 2/6 just mark the holes and use the screws from the kit to remove the pulley hope that would help you
F E February 12, 2019
I purchased a generic cam positioning tool on the internet plus I just bought the fan pulley tool a local auto parts store. On a side note I am very displeased with my timing chain kit! I have been unable to make the chains stay in time! I am concerned that the lack of oil pressure from my 200k plus 4.6 is causing the issue! Had I know this from the start i would not have attended the repair! Please take caution with your repair! Sometimes in the videos they dont tell you all the pitfalls of your project!
K E February 12, 2019
I could never find a fan pulley tool, so used a piece from my lawnmower...a thin metal piece holding the handle up that had a hole in the right place to put a both through. The cam tool I used was an OTC 6477 (purchased on amazon...sorry 1AAuto.) I can maybe mail it to you to borrow if youll promise to mail it back Just email me at franklinscott327 at gmail if youd like to explore this option.
Brian F February 12, 2019
We unfortunately do not have the specific tools that were used in these videos. As suggested from others, you may be able to find these at a local part store to get your repair done right the first time.
Ian P February 12, 2019
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