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1998 ford contour 2.0 Where are the timing marks for putiing the timing belt back on

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  • Billy Seter Jun 05, 2009

    where on crank gear? There's two cam gears, which one?



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Timing mark is on the cam gear and the crank gear

Posted on Jun 04, 2009

  • edward80 Jun 05, 2009

    ok.. each cam gear should have two marks. they got parallel with the top of the head. there should be a dot or arrow on the gear



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Cannot find timing mark on crank for a 1998 ford contour 2.0 DOHC 4door car any idea where to find?

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In addition, you can remove the spark plug on the #1 cylinder and insert a long screwdriver into the hole so it contacts the cylinder. You can rotate the crankshaft until the screwdriver reaches the highest point and come extremely close to TDC in this fashion.
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Multiple Accessory, w/o A.C.

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