Question about 1998 Ford Contour
There are bolts on the came gear pull them off then put them in finger tight and pull the cam out but first you have to take of the mains and the bearings
Posted on Jan 13, 2013
Testimonial: "Thanks Layne. Do I need to lock the cams as well. If the notches are off center, which half circle needs to be facing up, the smaller or the bigger one? Or should the notches line up with the top surface of the head? Please advise."
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: timing zx2 escort TDC ?
The cams have a notch in the back of them (facing driver's side) in which fits a flat piece of steel to lock the cams in place. The notches are not exactly centered on the camshaft, meaning that it's impossible to set them 180 degrees out, because then the flat piece of steel that is supposed to be inserted to lock the cams in place simply won't fit because the top of the cylinder head will get in the way. I highly recommend getting a Hayne's or Chiltons manual if you don't already have one. It should explain this process under the Timing Belt Replacement instructions. The cam lock tool (that flat piece of steel) can be purchased at ZXturner.com:
Posted on Jun 29, 2008
SOURCE: firing order
Your 00 taurus 24v,
Use a Direct ignition, It's mean COIL on PLUG.
Each cylinder use one coil.
The firing order is ; 1-2-3-4-5-6..
The cylinder 1-2-3 are located at the FIREWALL side, starting from the Belt Side..
4-5-6 are Located at the Radiator side, starting from the belt .
Posted on Aug 30, 2008
Stage 1 = 15Nm
Stage 2 = 40Nm
Stage 3 = Plus 90 degrees or quarter of a turn. Good tip is to mark all the bolts after initial torque setting with tip-ex , i.e. all to the front of the car. When you finish they should all point towards the timing belt.
This is also a good way to make sure you don't miss one or tighten one twice if you are distracted since it is not a torque setting. New bolts should be used by the way as they are stretch bolts. Timing of cams - remove cam cover and you will see a slot on the end of the cams. Opposite end from belt. You need to slip a piece of 5mm flat bar or a long 5mm allen key into then so that the bar rests on the face of the head. Engine should be a tdc.
Posted on Dec 17, 2008
SOURCE: hi i need the torque
hi the cylinderhead torque settings are
STAGE 1, 30Nm (22l bf ft)
STAGE 2, 50Nm ( 337 lb ft ),
STAGE 3, angle tighten another 90 degrees,
STAGE 4 angle tighten another 90 degrees
Cant help you with the cam bearing though sorry
Posted on Jan 07, 2009
Tightening sequence is (imagining the bolts looking down from the front of the car, top left to right being bolts 1,2,3,4,5 and bottom left to right being bolt 6,7,8,9,10
the tightening order is 8,3,9,2,7,4,6,5,10,1
Draw it out on paper to make it become clear. (it will I promise)
The tightening is done in stages, Stage one being to screw all the bolts in finger tight. Stage two is tightening the bolts in sequence to 20-30nm Stage three is tightening the bolts in sequence up to 40-50nm Stage four is tightening the bolts in sequence by 90-120 degrees. ---- Data checked and double checked, thats the official way to do it.
Posted on Jan 24, 2010
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Timing the Cam to the Crank
There are several ways to time the cam to the crank. Be sure to check the manual before you install the timing chain or belt.
If the old parts are available, carefully compare the new gears or sprockets with the old ones. Check the keyway and timing marks just in case there might have been an error made in manufacturing. Sprockets are sometimes stamped backward. Its much better to find the problem during assembly, rather than waiting until problems show up after reassembly and reinstallation.
Maintaining Valve Timing
During a valve job, it is essential to keep the timing chain or belt in place to maintain correct valve timing. Position the number one cylinder at TDC. Some overhead cam engines use a single long chain for a cam drive. The chain can be wedged against its guides with a tapered block of wood.
the chain tensioner on some ohc engines must be wedged to keep the chain in position during cylinder head removal. courtesy of nissan motors.
Some engines have a lower and upper chain. These engines do not require special attention to wedging the chain. Be sure to look for hidden head bolts and check the repair manual before removing the OHC head.
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