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Timing with belt

My question is i am trying to set a timing belt on my 1998 ford escort ZX2 . my question is when the cams are both set DOHC is one opposite the other one in their position.

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    how do you set the timing on a 98 ford escort zx2/?

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That is correct, there are marks.

Posted on Nov 13, 2008


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The proper position is achieved using a camshaft alignment bar, by not using this tool, you run HIGH chance of improper timing. You will also need the TDC tool for the crank, you pull out the plug in the block and place this peg in and rotate crank until it stops. I bought both tools for less than 20 bucks and are available on ebay. Attempting to use anything else will be a timing nightmare. Note: The slots in the cams are offset from center and should be to the top.


By the way, on 98 ZX2 there are NO usable timing marks on crank pulley or the cams. Those were on the 1.9L and others...NOT the 2.0L DOHC

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