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Car won't start got spark and gas its sounds like timing off but timing belt looks good

1997 ford escort car won't start got spark and gas its sounds like timing off but timing belt

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Just cause the belt looks good doesn't mean the timing didn't jump. Could be a sensor. Did you have a service engine soon light or check engine light? Could be a weak coil and still have spark. Do you have a fuel shutoff switch/cable under kick panel or in trunk? May be that also.

Posted on Jan 18, 2013

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    Delray Pidgeon Jan 18, 2013

    it a distributor less car it got a coil pack there is fuel getting to the cind.

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SOURCE: serpentine belt routing diagram 1997 ford escort

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fuel air fire is all it takes you dont have env-nough of something check spark with timing light crank engine 5secondscylinderlook for erratic fire whats fuel pressure read pounds

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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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