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I AM TRYING TO SET THE TIMING BELT ON A 1984 FORD, 231. THE CAMSHAFT HAS THREE MARKS ON THE BACKING COVER BELOW. IS IT THE MIDDLE MARK?

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    Michael Masters May 11, 2010

    I need more engine spec info.

    is this a 4 or 6 or 8 cyl?
    what liter is this engine?


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This is a "TUG" with a 1984 Ford engine,231, four cylinders that uses propane. From other source, I was informed that the center mark of the three found on the backing , timing cover, should be lined up with the mark on the camshaft. The crankshaft sprocket to be lined up with the notch, just above the sprocket. The auxiliary sprocket that also controls the distributor shaft rotation, rotor should be pointing at the #1 position with reference to the distributor cap. This was the information I used and the engine got started. Note: This particular engine has 129 teeth on the timing belt.

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Hi, the crankshaft marks are on the belt pulley and timing cover, so you have to mate it up to see them. The cam sprocket mark goes on the bottom, and aligns with another mark on the timing cover. There is a plug you pull out and hole to look thru to align the cam sprocket/shaft.


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Crankshaft, camshaft, and distributor timing marks-2300 cc engine (© Ford Motor Co.)


On 2000 cc engines, turn the crankshaft until the two round locating holes in the camshaft pulley are visible from the rear side of the pulley, looking forward from the left-side of the car. When these two holes are parallel to the ground, the timing pointer on the crankshaft pulley should point to TDC. If the drive belt is dislocated, the crankshaft damper will be retarded or advanced 19° per cog on the belt.

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Checking 2000 cc overhead camshaft timing (© Ford Motor Co)

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See Figures 1, 2 and 3


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Fig. Fig. 1: Timing belt cover on the 2.3L and 2.5L engine


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Fig. Fig. 2: Timing belt assembly on the 2.3L and 2.5L engine


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Fig. Fig. 3: Releasing the timing belt tensioner using a special tool

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NOTE: Do not turn the engine or camshaft with the timing belt
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Fig. 1: Adjusting the belt tension on a 2.0L 8 valve
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  1. Locate and carefully remove the access plug from the upper portion of the timing cover. WARNING
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(see Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4)
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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. 4: Check the timing belt deflection at the location shown-1.8L engines

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