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Timing belt replace

I cant put the alignment marks on my mercury cougar 1998

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Yes are you talking about before you remove the belt??????? most all good mechanics do this......

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You don't mention replacing any tensioner bearing which if worn could be causing the belt to drift.
I would probably remove any covers and physically watch the belt to try to determine which of the surfaces on which the belt runs is at fault. I think the belt is probably not that cheap so I hope you cure this soon.   

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