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Is it worth fixing a timing belt if it went when the engine was running but stationary

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If the belt broke when engine was running, stationary or moving, you have the possibility of bent or broken valves, or piston damage. Hard to say without pulling the head off, although you could remove the valve cover, and watch the valve train movement while you turn the camshaft by hand. If it seems okay, you could try a new timing belt on then turn the engine by hand several revolutions, listening for scraping noise or crankshaft locking up. Either would verify damage. If crank turns free and no noise, do a quick compression test of each cylinder. If compression is good, you may have dodged the bullet!

Posted on Jan 16, 2013

  • montehammons Jan 16, 2013

    Before you turn the camshaft, put the crankshaft at the zero timing mark, then turn it counterclockwise about 1/4 turn. This will put all the pistons down lower in the block.

  • anthony Jan 17, 2013

    thanks thats very useful mate cheers

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SOURCE: timing belt diagram for 2001 ford escort zx2 dohc

cam shaft timing marks on back of cams ,two slots ,use a flat piece of metal to align .remove no1 spark plug and drop long thin screwdriver down it to bring piston just below tdc,then align cams so both cams are on the rock (valves closed) with knob on back cam aligning with pick up sensor left side between lobes.then bring piston up to tdc and fit belt.turn engine over twice with socket on bottom pulley to make sure no valves clear pistons.Remember to remove flat edge from back of cams i didnt last time and bent my home made tool

Posted on Jan 28, 2009

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SOURCE: Timing belt timing marks, 1997 ford escort

Ford Escort/Tracer 1991-1999 Repair Guide

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION 1.8L Engine

(see Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4)

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the timing belt covers.
  3. Rotate the crankshaft and align the timing marks located on the camshaft pulleys and the seal plate.
  4. Remove the crankshaft pulley and hub.
  5. If the timing belt is to be reused, mark an arrow on the belt to indicate its rotational direction to enable correct re-installation.
  6. Loosen the timing belt tensioner lockbolt and remove the timing belt.
To install:
  1. Temporarily secure the timing belt tensioner in the far left position with the spring fully extended, then tighten the lockbolt.
  2. Make sure the timing marks on the timing belt pulley (crankshaft sprocket) and the engine block (oil pump housing) are aligned.
  3. Make sure the timing marks on the camshaft pulleys and the seal plate are aligned.
  4. Install the timing belt.
  5. Loosen the tensioner lockbolt. Using a suitable prying tool, position the timing belt tensioner so the timing belt is taut, then tighten the tensioner lockbolt.
  6. Turn the crankshaft two turns clockwise and align the timing belt pulley mark with the mark on the engine block.

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Fig. 1: Timing marks are located on the camshaft pulleys as shown-1.8L engines

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Fig. 2: Make sure that the crankshaft sprocket (timing belt pulley) and oil pump timing marks are aligned-1.8L engines

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Fig. 3: Align the timing belt pulley mark with the tension set mark, at approximately the 10 o'clock position-1.8L engines

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Fig. 4: Check the timing belt deflection at the location shown-1.8L engines

  1. Make sure the camshaft pulley marks are aligned with the seal plate marks.
If the timing marks are not aligned, remove the belt and repeat the procedure.


I hope help you with this; remember rated this help. Good luck.

Posted on Sep 11, 2009

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SOURCE: I need a diagram to set the timing when replacing

My apologies for the delayed response. I am going back and answering questions that were never answered.
Click on the following Link. It has all the Diagrams for the Timing Belt you will need.
Before Clicking, let me know if this helped.
Again my sincerest apologies...
http://www.2carpros.com/car_repair_information/year/1997/make/ford/model/escort/1997_ford_escort_timing_belt_diagram_marks.htm

Posted on Feb 26, 2010

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SOURCE: I need a diagram for a 1997 Ford Escort, 2.0 L

The label with the diagram is either under the hood or on the crossmember at the front of the engine bay. However, if it has been removed, here is a website that lists them all. Select your year, make and model, along with your engine, and the list of parts it brings up will include your serpentine belt. The link to the diagram for the belt will not appear to be a link, so look next to the part number and you should see a text link for the instructions.

Hope this helps,
matt

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SOURCE: want belt timing diagram for ford escort 1.8 td

give these websites a try www.autozone.com and www.alldatadiy.com and drive belt diagram www.webcrawler.com if all fails stop by your local library and get you hands on a Haynes auto repair manual for your car wish you the best Michigan Man.

Posted on Nov 07, 2009

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