Locate the timeing pin plug to set tdc on 2000 diesel
Pls help me,(mayday mayday)i have been trying to locate the timeing plug on my v reg 1800 diesel escort van so i can change my camshaft belt,i have told its located above the alternator but can`t seem to se the plug.Would it be easier to remove the altenator ?
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Did you check the fluid in the battery. Level ok?
But the more worrying thing is the voltage regulator is not working properly anymore. Check the manual, to see at what voltage it should stop and measure if it does.
Hi, I have pasted instructions below from autozone.com. The instructions call for the use of special tools. You can improvise with alternate tools, but please make sure your timing is right before closing the cover. Please let me know if you have questions, and thanks for using FixYa.
1.9L Diesel Engine Some special tools are required to
perform this procedure properly. A flat bar, VW tool 2065A is used to
secure the camshaft in position. A pin, VW tool 2064 is used to fix the
pump position while the timing belt is removed. The camshaft and pump
work against spring pressure and will move out of position when the
timing belt is removed. It is not difficult to find substitutes but do
not remove the timing belt without these tools.
Do not turn the engine or camshaft with the timing belt removed.
The pistons will contact the valves and cause internal engine damage.
Disconnect the negative battery cable and remove the accessory
drive belts, crankshaft pulley and the timing belt cover(s). Remove the
camshaft cover and rubber plug at the back end of the camshaft.
Temporarily reinstall the crankshaft pulley bolt and turn the
crankshaft to Top Dead Center (TDC) of No. 1 piston. The mark on the
camshaft sprocket should be aligned with the mark on the inner timing
belt cover or the edge of the cylinder head.
With the engine at TDC, insert the bar into the slot at the back
of the camshaft. The bar rests on the cylinder head to will hold the
camshaft in position.
Insert the pin into the injection pump drive sprocket to hold the pump in position.
Loosen the locknut on the tensioner pulley and turn the tensioner
counterclockwise to relieve the tension on the timing belt. Slide the
timing belt from the sprockets.
Fig. Use the VW tool to lock the camshaft at TDC for timing belt replacement-Volkswagen 1.9L Diesel engines
Fig. Locking the injection pump with the VW tool as shown-Volkswagen 1.9L Diesel engines
Install the new timing belt and adjust the tension so the belt can
be twisted 45 degrees at the halfway point between the camshaft and
pump sprockets. Tighten the tensioner nut to 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm).
Remove the holding tools.
Turn the engine 2 full revolutions to return to TDC for the No. 1
cylinder. Recheck belt tension and timing mark alignment, readjust as
Install the belt cover and accessory drive belts.
If the belt is too tight, there will be a growling noise that rises and falls with engine speed.
A diesel uses a different procedure. You'll need a tool to hold the camshaft pulley parallel to the top of the cylinder head. The timing mark to set TDC for piston #1 is located on top of bell housing. The pointer must be aligned on the diamond cut on the flywheel. A VW/Audi setting bar tool #2065A is needed to lock the camshaft in position. Lock the injection pumpin position using the special lock pin (VW/Audi special tool no. 2064). Caution: If the drive belt is broken or has jumped time, do not attempt to lock the sprocket at this time!!! You will also need VW/Audi special tool no. VW210 to measure belt tension between camshaft sproket and injection pump sprocket. So good luck.
(you need a set of timing tools to do this)you need to place timing pin in engine block located drivers side just above the sump you need to set pistons at tdc to do this turn crankshaft clockwise till the crank stops against the pin then you need to take off the rocker cover place cam setting bar in the end of camshfts you then need to loosen cam sprockets dont remove undo tensioner remove belt replace with new starting at crank anticlockwise tension up tighten cam sprockets remove bar and pins 2 rotations by hand to see if everything ok then start
Follow the links below for my timing how-to. The pins for finding TDC seem to be made to different lenghs. You may or may not have a correct length pin. I suggest you use the method in my how-to for finding TDC. FYI, the timing pin hole is located in the side of the block (facing the front of the car) behind the catalytic convertor.
For a short term solution, you could run a small electric heater within the engine compartment which will keep everything nice and warm for your early morning starts. I remember my father using an extension trouble light and leaving it under the engine compartment during the winters.
if its a 4JX1 diesel, yes it goes in 1 spot yet it can be bolted up in every location
put crank pulley timing mark to TDC can also check by removing cam belt top cover and check timing mark aligned up with mark at 12 O clock then flywheel has small notch in edge that must go at 6 O clock (facing down) look closely it is hard to see due to flywheel sunk into back of block.