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Instruction on how to put timing belt on a 1991 ford escort

I really need help on how to install a 91 ford escort timing belt

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  • johnsongerry Dec 02, 2008

    I have same car and I want to know on a 92 escort when I remove the crankshaft pulley are there any bolts that it attaches to the crank or does it just slide off and no bolts on the pulley to remove and what hex key is this will one of those ones u hold in ur hand have enough strength to turn it.

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First put the car up on jackstands, remove the front left wheel. disconnect battery, take the drive belt off, remove the drive belt tensioner, put a floor jack under the engine with a block of wood or somthing to support it, remove the motor mount by taking the 3 bolts off of the body and the bolt out of the center of the mount. Remove the crankshaft pulley, this may require a pry bar. Take the bolts out of the front cover and remove it. Take the timing belt tensioner loose by loosening the 10mm bolt and rotating the tensioner with a hex key. remove the timing belt. I would also replace the tensioner while I was in there. Line the cam and crank up with the index marks, the cam has a pointer on the sprocket that lines up with a dimple behind the pulley. The crank has a keyway that lines up with a mark on the block. Install the timing belt and tension it making sure the marks do not move, then rotate the engine by hand 2 revolutions and make sure the marks line up again. After that reinstall everything in the order you removed it and fire it up. -Jared

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