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No effect. Even if the belt were so tight the starter had trouble turning the engine over, spark should still be available.

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I have a 99 Volkswagen beetle the previous mechanic dropped a screw under my Hood after replacing my valve cover it blew my spark plugs my timing belt was torn and it damaged my tensioner pulley. My car...

It all depends on weather the inlet and exhaust valves were damaged when the timing belt snapped if they are you will have to remove the cylinder head and replace the valves and make sure there is no damage to the pistols, cylinders or the head it's self.

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Timing mark alignment for a 1992 dodge stealth dohc v6 24v

    • Disconnect the negative cable on the battery. Set it aside. Do not allow it to touch metal. Loosen the tension on the accessory drive belts by moving the tensioner away from the belt or by loosening the bolt in the slider bar to relieve tension on the belts. Remove the belts.
    • 1. Unbolt the air compressor, but do not remove the lines. Move the air compressor out of the way. Remove the air compressor mounting bracket and the belt tensioner with the appropriate socket. Place a drain pan under the power steering hoses, where they are attached to the power steering pump. Unscrew the hoses and move them out of the way. Remove the power steering pump and the belt tensioner for the power steering pump.
    • 3. Raise the Stealth with the floor jack. Support the car with jack stands. Remove the right front wheel using the lug wrench. Remove the right front inner fender panel using the appropriate socket. Remove the crankshaft pulley bolt, and pull the pulley off.
    • 4. Support the engine with the floor jack. Raise the engine slightly. Remove the right engine mount and mount bracket using the appropriate socket. Remove the three timing belt covers using the appropriate sockets.
    • 5. Remove the spark plug wire from the No. 1 cylinder (first cylinder on the driver's side). Remove the spark plug from the engine. Stick the long screwdriver into the spark plug hole. Turn the engine over by turning the crankshaft clockwise, keeping your hand on the screwdriver. When the screwdriver comes up and stops moving, check the timing mark on the crankshaft. If the mark does not line up at the 1 o'clock position, turn the engine over again until you feel the screwdriver go all the way down and come up again. The timing marks should line up.
    • 6. Check the timing marks on the camshaft. The left camshaft (as you are looking down at the engine) timing mark is at the 1 o'clock position. The right camshaft timing mark is at the 11 o'clock position. The marks should be lined up. If not, repeat the process to find top dead center (Step 5).
    • 7. Loosen the tensioner bolt and push the tensioner away from the belt. Tighten the bolt enough to hold the tensioner out of the way. Remove the belt guide and the timing belt. Check that all three timing marks are still lined up.
    • 8. Install the timing belt, working in a counterclockwise rotation, starting at the crankshaft. Work your way up over the right camshaft (looking down at the engine) sprocket, under the water pump pulley, over the left camshaft, then behind the tensioner. Keep the belt taut between the crankshaft and the right camshaft sprocket.
    • 9. Loosen the tensioner bolt, allowing the tensioner to put tension on the timing belt. Turn the crankshaft twice, lining up the timing marks again. If the marks do not line up, repeat the installation process.
    • 10. Tighten the tensioner bolt to 18 foot-pounds of torque. Install the tension gauge halfway between the crankshaft sprocket and the right camshaft sprocket. If the gauge does not read between 46.3 and 68.3 foot-pounds of torque, repeat the tensioning process (Steps 9 and 10). Install the rest of the parts in reverse order of removal. Tighten the crankshaft pulley bolt to 110 foot-pounds of torque.

Sep 13, 2012 | 1992 Dodge Stealth

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Need instructions to replace timing belt on a 1995 diesel ford courier

Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Remove accessory drive belt.
Remove the timing belt cover.
Align the timing mark on the camshaft sprocket with the timing mark on the cylinder head.
Confirm that the timing mark on the crankshaft sprocket is aligned with the timing mark on the oil pump housing.
Loosen the belt tensioner attaching bolt.
Pry the tensioner away from the timing belt and tighten the attaching bolt.
Remove the spark plugs.
Remove the RH engine mount and raise the vehicle.
Remove the splash shield.
Remove the crankshaft damper.
Remove the timing belt.



Note: Do not mix 1/2 round and trapazoidal belt tooth profiles. This can cause premature belt wear, also the belt is meant to run in a dry environment. For maximum belt life, no oil or belt dressing compound should be applied to the timing belt.
Install the timing belt over the sprockets in a counterclockwise direction starting at the crankshaft. Keep the belt span from the crankshaft to the camshaft tight while installing over the remaining sprocket.
Loosen the belt tensioner attaching bolt, allowing the tensioner to snap against the belt.
CAUTION: Do not rotate crankshaft with the spark plugs installed .

Note: Do not turn the engine counterclockwise to line up the timing marks. After rotation, recheck camshaft timing marks for alignment. This will verify that the belt has not skipped a tooth during rotation.
Rotate the crankshaft clockwise two complete revolutions (720 degrees) stopping at top dead center. This will allow the tensioner spring to load the timing belt.
Tighten the belt tensioner attaching bolt to 23-30 Nm (17-22 lb-ft) .
Install the crankshaft damper.
Install the splash shield.
Lower the vehicle.
Install the RH engine mount.
Install the spark plugs.
Install the timing belt cover.
Install the accessory drive belt automatic tensioner.
Install the accessory drive belt.
Connect the negative battery cable.

Thank you.

Jun 13, 2012 | Ford Ranger Cars & Trucks

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How to replace timing belt corolla 1995

A timing belt replacement is a very complex job but can be done and here is how.
first locate the belt, it should be behind a cover on the front of your engine (behind all the other belts)
second and most importantly DON'T CRANK THE ENGINE!!!! ( if you already have cranked it or you suspect the camshaft or crank shaft has moved then you will need to find top dead center or TDC I will explain this a little later).

step 1
jack the car up and support with jack stands (for transverse mounted FWD engines remove the passenger wheel and access cover)

step 2
remove serpentine belt and any accessory items in the way (I.E. power steering pump, A/C.) and remove the timing belt cover

step 3
remove timing belt tensioner, and idler pulleys as well as the belt itself.

step 4
align crankshaft and cam shaft. removal of crankshaft pulley may be necessary. remove #1 spark plug and plug hole with finger , have assistant rotate crankshaft until pressure is felt on finger. once you find this align the arrows on the crankshaft pulley and engine block.
for the camshaft pulley just rotate it to align with the arrow on the head.

step 5
install new tensioner ( if new tensioner comes equipped with a pin to hold it in the "no tension " position leave it in) and idler pulleys it is always recommended but not always needed to replace all timing belt components. Install new belt and release tensioner pin.

step 6
rotate engine manually 2 full revolutions and ensure that timing marks are still aligned. install #1 spark plug and re-assemble front of engine

Start and pray! Like I said, timing belt replacement is very important to get right. if you got something wrong you will know it immediately.

hope this helps! good luck!

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Replacing timing belt on a 93 ford escord 1.9 what to take off to get to the timing belt

Click on the following free direct Links.
This 1st Link has the Diagrams for Removal of the front of the engine components to reach the Timing Belt Covers: DEPENDING ON THE OPTIONS (AC/NO AC) ON YOUR 1.9L ENGINE (SOHC) - Some components do not need to be totally removed, but loosened and swung/kept out of the way inorder to gain full access to the Timing Belt Cover. NOTE: the Water Pump Pulley removal pictorial instructions.
This 2nd Link has Timing Belt Diagrams for your 1993 Ford Escort, including Diagrams for the Timing Belt Covers. Your Engine the 1.9L is the Single Overhead Cam.
This type forum to answer that question would literally take dozens of pages. I would strongly suggest you purchase a Haynes or Chilton Manual available at most auto parts stores. You will need the Torque Specifications for each and every Bolt and Nut involved.
Let me know if this helped.

Mar 29, 2010 | 1993 Ford Escort 4 Door

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Remove water pump

Disconnect battery earth lead. Do not turn crankshaft or camshaft whn timing beld removed. Remove spark plugs to ease turning engine. Turn engine in normal direction of rotation (unless otherwise stated) Do not turn engine via camshaft or other sprockets. Observe all tightening torques. Remove engine, remve RH engine mounting. Remove auxiliary drive belts, water pump pulley, crankshaft pulley, timing belt upper cover, timing belt lower cover. Turn crankshaft clockwise to TDC on No. 1 cylinder, slacken tensioner bolts 5 & 6. Move tensioner away from belt and lightly tighten bolts. Remove timing belt. Remove water pump and replace with new one. Suggest to replace cambelt as well.
Ensure timing marks aligned3 & 4. Fit timing belt in anti-clockwise direction, standing at crankshaft sprocket. Ensure belt is taut between sprockets on non-tensioned side. Slacken tensioner bolt 5. slacken tensioner bolt 6. Allow tensioner to operate. Tighten tensioner bolt 6. Tighten tensioner bolt 5. Turn crankshaft on turn clockwise. Ensure crankshaft sprocket timing marks aligned 4.
Slacken tensioner bolt 5. Slacken tensioner bolt 6. Allow tensioner to operate. Tighten tensioner 6. Tighten torque: 20 - 26 Nm. Tighten tensioner bolt 5. tighten torque: 20 - 26 Nm. Apply thumb pressure to belt at middle. Approximately 5kg. Belt should deflect to 1/4 of tensioner bolt head width 7. Belt tention can also be set using burroghs (BT-33-73F) tension gauge 10 at middle. Turn crankshaft 90 ° anti clockwise. Check belt tension is 9.5 16,5kg (engine must be cold). Install components in reverse order of removal. Fit cranckshaft pully. Tighten crankshaft pully bolts 8. G4-J: Tightening torque: 12-15Nm.
G4-N/G4-k: Tightening torque: 10-12Nm
G4EA: Tighten crankshaft pully bolt 9. Tighten torque: 140-150Nm.

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1995 mazda millenia no spark but removed timing tensioner b4

check crank/cam sensors. could have been damaged when the tens.was broken.

Jun 11, 2009 | 1997 Mazda Millenia

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Needing schematics for timing belt on a 2000 se

Removal & Installation

2.0L Engine
  1. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable Spark plugs Catalytic converter Right front wheel Right inner splash shield Accessory drive belt and idler pulley
  2. Rotate the crankshaft to Top Dead Center (TDC) and install Crankshaft TDC Timing Peg T97P-6000-A.
  3. Rotate the crankshaft clockwise against the peg.
  4. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Water pump pulley Valve cover Crankshaft pulley Timing belt covers
  5. Install Camshaft Alignment Timing Tool T94P-6256-CH into theslots of both camshafts at the rear of the cylinder head to lock thecamshafts into position.
  6. Loosen the timing belt tensioner bolt and relieve the tension onthe timing belt by disconnecting the tensioner tab from the timingcover back plate.
  7. Remove the timing belt.

    0900c152801e2a75.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gifFig. Crankshaft alignment position-Ford 2.0L (VIN 3) engines

    0900c152801e2a76.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gifFig. Placement of Camshaft Alignment Timing Tool T94P-6256-CH-Ford 2.0L (VIN 3) engines

    0900c152801e2a77.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gifFig. Timing belt tensioner index marks-Ford 2.0L (VIN 3) engines

To install:

NOTE Always replace the timing belt after loosening or removing it.
  1. Install the timing belt.
  2. Engage the timing belt tensioner tab into the timing cover back plate.
  3. Adjust the timing belt tensioner until the index marks are aligned. Tighten the tensioner bolt to 17-20 ft. lbs. (22-28 Nm).
  4. Remove the camshaft alignment tool and the crankshaft TDC peg.
  5. Install or connect the following:

    Timing belt covers Crankshaft pulley. Tighten the bolt to 81-89 ft. lbs. (110-120 Nm). Valve cover Water pump pulley Accessory drive belt and idler pulley Right inner splash shield Right front wheel Catalytic converter Spark plugs Negative battery cable
  6. Start the engine and check for proper operation.

Apr 08, 2009 | 2000 Ford Contour

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