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2.0 L Timing Belt Marks

Don't know how timing marks are supposed to be lined up when installing a new timing belt.

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  • diann_lagrew Oct 02, 2008

    where is index mark supposed to point on cam housing?

  • Larry Norton Oct 04, 2008

    dont know how to change a timing belt on a 1999 ford contour

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    At the notch in the cam pulley

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    Cam is aligned to the index mark, crank pulley to TDC


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Hi if its a twin cam ford engine you wont find marks on the cam pulleys.what you have to do is take off the cam cover and look at the back of the cams you will see slots in them ,what you have to do is you can buy the timing kit for the engine at the main dealers or you can make you own using a flat piece of metal 5mm thick and100 mm long this fits into the two slots at the rear of the cams to lick them in place and th crankshaft pulley mark should be in line of luck.

Posted on Oct 27, 2008

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dont worry about that you will have to turn the motor over 40 to 50 time before those timing belt marks line up again if your pulley marks line up correctly thats all you have to worry about

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SOURCE: putting on timing belt .

The crank has got to be at TDC, with the marks lined up, the cams have to be lined up to their marks, then the belt will line up, If it doesn't line up, You will be walking home. If you have the old belt handy and the marks are still visible, compare them to the new belt, make sure they are the same. Pull the pin on the belt tensioner and you should be all set. Hope this helps.

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