Question about 1997 Ford Escort
Is it worth fixing a timing belt if it went when the engine was running but stationary
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!
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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
Ford Escort/Tracer 1991-1999 Repair Guide
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION 1.8L Engine
(see Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4)
Fig. 1: Timing marks are located on the camshaft pulleys as shown-1.8L engines
Fig. 2: Make sure that the crankshaft sprocket (timing belt pulley) and oil pump timing marks are aligned-1.8L engines
Fig. 3: Align the timing belt pulley mark with the tension set mark, at approximately the 10 o'clock position-1.8L engines
Fig. 4: Check the timing belt deflection at the location shown-1.8L engines
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Posted on Sep 11, 2009
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...
Posted on Feb 26, 2010
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,
Posted on Sep 17, 2009
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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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