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.
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.