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Tensioner pulley Do ypu need a special tool to remove the tensioner pulley from the tensioner arm, also to remove holding nut do you turn clockwise to loosen?

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The nut is a normal right hand thread . loosen of the shaft nut and then release the tension on the belt by moving the small long bolt at the back of the bracket. Once the tension is off the belt the pulley will slip of the shaft after you fully remove the nut. Take care of the position of the washers and spacers as their position on reassembly is critical to correct alignment of the belt and pulley.

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If this is a automatic tensioner,then spray penatrating oil in behind the tensioner pivot point.Like P B blaster.You may have to tap on the tensioner with a hammer,lightly.and use a tool to force the tensioner to move.If you can move the tensioner a little bit one way,then another,it will eventually free up.If this is a manual tensioner(one that isn`t spring loaded)Then you don`t have all the bolts loose.

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the center bolt is a left hand thread
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Cam timing for fiat siena 1.2 2001


There are no timing marks on this engine - the engine has to be "locked" using special engine locking / setting kit which you wil have to obtain to do the job.

I will give you the instructions to do the job for when you have the locking kit to do the job.. as follows:

Removal
  1. Raise and support front of vehicle.
  2. Remove:
      • RH front wheel.
      • RH inner wing panel.
      • Air filter assembly.
  3. Support engine.
  4. Remove:
      • RH engine mounting and bracket.
      • Timing belt upper cover,
      • AC receiver/drier (if fitted). DO NOT disconnect hoses.
      • Timing belt lower cover.
      • Auxiliary drive belt.
      • Support bracket between gearbox and cylinder block (Palio).
  5. Palio: Remove bell housing cover plate. Fit flywheel locking tool. Tool No.1.867.029.000. or equivalent commercially available.
  6. Remove:
      • Crankshaft pulley bolts
      • Crankshaft pulley
      • Spark plug leads.
      • Ignition coil and bracket.
      • Spark plugs.
  7. Fit dial gauge and adapter to No.1 cylinder. Tool No.1.860.895.000.
  8. Turn crankshaft to TDC on No.1 cylinder. Set dial gauge to zero.
  9. Ensure notch in rear of camshaft aligned as shown.
  10. Install camshaft aligning tool. Tool No.1.870.823.000

  11. NOTE: If camshaft aligning tool cannot be fitted: Turn crankshaft one turn clockwise.

Installation
  1. Ensure No.1 cylinder at TDC by turning crankshaft slightly clockwise and anti-clockwise. Use dial gauge .
  2. Ensure camshaft aligning tool fitted correctly
  3. Hold camshaft sprocket. Use tool No.1.860.831.000/001
  4. Slacken camshaft sprocket bolt
  5. Fit timing belt in following order:
      • Crankshaft sprocket.
      • Water pump sprocket.
      • Camshaft sprocket.
      • Tensioner pulley.
    NOTE: Observe direction of rotation marks on belt.
  6. Fit tensioning tool locating pegs to tensioner pulley holes -Tool No.1.860.745.100/300. Ensure tensioning tool arm is horizontal.
  7. Set weight at 70 mm mark on scale bar.
  8. Hold camshaft sprocket
  9. Tighten camshaft sprocket bolt - Tightening torque: 70 Nm.
  10. Remove aligning tool
  11. Turn crankshaft two turns clockwise.
  12. Ensure No.1 cylinder at TDC by turning crankshaft slightly clockwise and anti-clockwise. Use dial gauge
  13. Ensure camshaft aligning tool can be fitted - If not: Repeat installation procedure.
  14. Tighten tensioner nut to 28 Nm
  15. Remove:
      • Tensioning tool
      • Camshaft aligning tool
      • Dial gauge
  16. Install components in reverse order of removal.
  17. Tighten crankshaft pulley bolts - Tightening torque: 20 Nm + 90°.

Jun 26, 2016 | Fiat Cars & Trucks

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Where is the water pump located?


Here is the complete procedure to replace the pump on your 99 Deville.
You will need to purchase the special water pump removal/installation tool.
1. Drain the cooling system.
2. Remove both radiator hoses
The water pump is on the right hand side of the engine and is driven by a pulley that comes off of one of the overhead cams.
3. remove the air cleaner assembly.
4. remove the pulley guard.
5. loosen the tensioner and take the belt off of the pulley.
If you decide to replace the belt you need to remove the tensioner, remove the studs that the pulley guard came off of and the tensioner will come out.
6. remove the water pump housing cover. the thermostat housing is bolted to this cover. it has (4)10mm bolts that hold it on.
7. using the special tool, turn the water pump clockwise (it twist-locks into the housing) and remove it.
8. clean all sufaces, replace both o-rings.
9. CAREFULLY! install the new pump with the special tool. be careful that you turn it all the way in counter-clockwise but that you don't pull too hard. The pump has steel tabs that lock into grooves in an aluminum housing. if you damage that housing by forcing the pump too hard you will cost yourself a ton of time and money.
10. re-assemble the engine in reverse order as disassembly.
don't forget to use your torque specs. You are working with aluminum castings

Aug 26, 2011 | 1999 Cadillac DeVille

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Where is the tension pully on a 1993 ford taurus 3.0 motor


there is no spring tensioner on some of the 3.0 engines. See instructions below. I will paste a pic on the version that DOES have a tensioner at the bottom of this post.

3.0L Engine-Except SHO
ALTERNATOR BELT WITHOUT AUTOMATIC TENSIONER

  1. Loosen the adjusting arm and pivot bolts.
  2. Turn the alternator belt adjusting screw counterclockwise until the old belt can be removed.
  3. Remove the belt.

To install:
  1. Install the new belt over the pulleys. Check that all the V-grooves make proper contact with the pulleys.
  2. Adjust the belt tension, then tighten the adjusting arm and pivot bolts.

3.0L SHO Engine
ALTERNATOR BELT
See Figure 2
  1. Loosen the nut in the center of the idler pulley.
  2. Loosen the idler adjusting screw until the old belt can be removed, then remove the belt.

To install:
  1. Install the new belt over the pulleys in proper contact with the pulleys.
  2. Adjust the new belt to specifications as follows: Turn the idler pulley nut to the right to tighten the belt to a specification of 220-265 lbs. (980-1180 N). Torque the idler pulley nut to 25-37 ft. lbs. (34-50 Nm).

POWER STEERING AND AIR CONDITIONING BELT
See Figure 2
  1. Remove the alternator belt.
  2. Loosen the nut on the tensioner pulley.
  3. Turn the belt adjusting screw on the tensioner counterclockwise until the belt can be removed, then remove the belt.

To install:
  1. Position the new belt over the proper pulleys, making sure the V-grooves are properly seated.
  2. Install the alternator belt.
  3. Adjust the power steering and air conditioning belt to a specification of 154-198 lbs. (690-980 N) with a belt tension gauge.
  4. Adjust the alternator belt.
3.0L Engine (Except SHO) and 3.8L Engine
VEHICLES THROUGH 1993 WITH AUTOMATIC TENSIONER

See Figures 4 and 5
  1. Insert a 1 / 2 in. breaker bar into the square hole in the tensioner.

On the 3.8L engine, the tensioner has a1/2in. square hole cast into the rear of the tension arm directly behind the pulley. On the 3.0L engine, the1/2in. square hole is cast into the spring housing on the front of the tensioner.
  1. Rotate the tensioner clockwise and remove the belt.

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Fig. Fig. 5: 3.8L belt schematic-1993 shown


To install:

  1. Install the drive belt over all the pulleys, except for the alternator pulley on the 3.0L engine for vehicles through 1992, or the idler pulley for 1993 3.0L vehicles.
  2. Rotate tensioner counterclockwise and install the belt over the alternator pulley. Make sure that all the V-grooves make proper contact with the pulleys.
  3. On the 3.0L engine, install the alternator belt for vehicles through 1992.
  4. For 1993 3.0L vehicles, install the drive belt over the idler pulley.

Oct 01, 2010 | 1993 Ford Taurus

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How to imstall 1996 serpentine_belt_diagram_chevy_cavalier


see below from autozone.com
first pic is for 2.2 litre
second pic is for 2.4 litre

  1. First drape the belt on all pulleys except the alternator.
  2. On the 2.2L engine, use a 15 mm drive tool or a special belt removal tool to rotate the tensioner clockwise.
  3. On the 2.4L engine, use a 13mm drive tool or a special belt removal tool to rotate the tensioner clockwise.
  4. While holding the tensioner, slip the belt onto the alternator pulley
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Sep 26, 2010 | 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier

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How do you replace the serpintine belt on a 1998 contour?


Open the hood and locate the belt tensioner. The serpentine belt drive is located on the front of the engine on the passenger side of the engine compartment. The spring-loaded belt tensioner on the 1998 Contour is located slightly to the left of and below the water pump pulley
Release the tension on the belt using the serpentine belt removal tool. On vehicles equipped with the 2.5 liter V-6 engine, snap the 3/8 inch-drive adapter onto the removal tool. Slip the tool into the square, 3/8-inch hole in the end of the tensioner arm. Rotate the tensioner clockwise to release the tension. While holding the tensioner back, remove the belt from one of the pulleys. Release the tensioner, remove the belt from the remaining pulleys and pull it out of the engine compartment
Snap a13 mm socket adapter into the belt removal tool for the 2.0 liter, four cylinder Contour. Place the tool onto the 13 mm bolt that holds the tensioner pulley to the tensioner arm and rotate the tensioner clockwise. While hold the tensioner back, slip the belt off one of the pulleys. Release the tensioner, slip the belt from the remaining pulleys then remove it from the engine compartment
Route the new belt around the pulleys, according to the belt routing guide. The belt routing guide on the 1998 Contour is located on a decal on the left (passenger side) strut tower. If this decal is missing, or unreadable, the belt routing guide can also be found in your service manual. Rotate the tensioner pulley one more turn to allow the new belt to slip under the tensioner pulley.
Check the belt for proper alignment on the pulleys. It should lay flat on the pulley and not overhang the edges. If the belt must be repositioned, release the tensioner and reposition as needed.

Sep 18, 2010 | 1998 Ford Contour

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Change timing belt galant 04 mivec 2.4


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Timing belt “B” (balancer belt) and related components—2004–2005 Galant and 2004–2005 Lancer 2.4L engine


  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Remove the engine under cover.
  2. Remove the crankshaft damper pulley.
  3. Disconnect the control wiring harness connector, battery wiring harness connector and connector bracket to engine mounting insulator.
  4. Remove the harness bracket. Remove the upper timing belt cover. Remove the water pump pulley. Remove the idler pulley.
  5. Remove the auto tensioner. Remove the lower timing belt cover.
  6. Turn the crankshaft clockwise and align each timing mark to set the number one piston to TDC of its compression stroke.
  7. Remove the timing belt under cover rubber plug and then install special tool MD998738. Screw the special tool until it contacts the timing belt tensioner arm.

    NOTE The special tool must be screwed in gradually at the rate of a 30 degree turn per second. If it is screwed in all at once, the timing belt tensioner adjuster rod will not easily retract and the tool may bend.

  8. Gradually screw in the special tool and then align the timing belt tensioner adjuster rod set hole “A” with the timing belt tensioner adjuster cylinder set hole “B”.
  9. Insert a wire or pin in the set holes to lock the assembly in place. After removing the special tool, loosen the timing belt tensioner pulley mounting bolts and remove the timing belt. If the belt is being reused be sure to mark the direction of rotation (clockwise) on the belt.
  10. Remove the timing belt tensioner pulley, tensioner arm and adjuster.
  11. Remove the timing belt idler pulley. Remove the timing belt lower cover bracket. Remove the crankshaft position sensor.
  12. Remove the crankshaft pulley center bolt and washer. Remove the drive sprocket. Remove the crankshaft angle sensing blade.
  13. Remove the balancer timing belt tensioner. Remove the timing belt “B” (balancer belt) from its mounting.


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Timing belt tensioner adjuster rod set hole “A” and cylinder set hole “B”—2004–2005 Galant and 2004–2005 Lancer 2.4L engine

To install:


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Belt tension checking—2004–2005 Galant and 2004–2005 Lancer 2.4L engine


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Cylinder block plug location—2004–2005 Galant and 2004–2005 Lancer 2.4L engine


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Timing belt sprocket alignment—2002–2004–2005 Galant and 2004–2005 Lancer 2.4L engine

Feb 27, 2010 | 2004 Mitsubishi Galant

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How i fix timing of lantra 1600 cc 95


Disconnect battery earth lead. Do not turn crankshaft or camshaft when timing belt removed. Remove spark plugs to ease turning engine. Turn engine in normal direction of ratation unless otherwise stated, Support engine. Remove, engine mounting, auxilliaty drive belts. Water pump pulley 1. Crankshaft pulley bolts 21. crankshaft pully 2. timing belt covers 3. Turn crankshaft to TDC on No 1 cyclinder. Ensure crankshaft sprocket, camshaft sprocket, oil pump sprocket and balancer shaft sprocket timing marks aligned. Timing marks on camshaft sprockets should align with cylinder head upper face. Dowel pins on camshaft sprockets should face upwards. Slacken tensioner bolt. Move tensioner away from belt and lightly tighten bolt. Remove, automatic tensioner unit bolts. Automatic tensioner unit. Timing belt, crankshaft centre bolt, crankshaft sprocket. Crankshaft sprocket guide washer. Slacken blancer shaft belt tensioner bolt. Move tensioner away from belt and lightly tighten bolt. Remove balancer shaft belt.

Installation
Ensuring timing marks arligned. Note timing marks on camshaft sprockets should align with cylinder head upper face. Exhaust sprocket mark is on recess, but inlet sprocket mark is on tooth. Note: to check oil pump sprocket positioned correctly, removing blanking plug from cylinder block. Insert 8mm diameter Phillips srcrewdriver in hole. Ensure screwdriver is inserted 60mm from face of cylinder block. if screwdriver can only be inserted 20mm: turn oil pump sprocket 360°. Insert screwdriver again. Fit balancer shaft belt in anti-clockwise direction, starting at crankshaft sprocket. Slacken balancer shaft belt tensioner bolt. Turn tensioner clockwise to tension belt. Tighten bolt to 15-22Nm. Apply thumb pressure to belt. Belt should deflect 5-7 mm. If not repeat tensioning procedure. Install crankshaft sprocket guide washer, crnakshaft sprocket. Tighten crankshaft cente bolt. Tighten torque:110-130 Nm. Note ensure crankshaft sprocket guide washer is fitted correclty. Oil treads and contact face of crankshaft body before fitting. Check tensioner body for leakage or damage replace if necessary. Check pushrod protrusion is 12mm. If not replace automatic tensioner unit. Slowly compress pushrod into tensioner body until holes aligned. Resistance should be felt. Place flat washer under tnesioner body to avoid damage to body end plugs. Retain pushrod with suitable pin through hole in tensioner body. install automatic tensioner unit to cylinder block. Tighten bolts to 22-27Nm. Fit timing belt in anti-clockwise direction, starting at the tensioner pulley. Slacken tensioner pulley bolt. Turn tensioner pully clockwise to temporarily tension belt. Tighten bolts to 43-45Nm. Turn crankshaft slowly 1/4 turn anti-cockwise. Turn crankshaft clockwise until timing marks alligned. Slacken tensioner pully bolt. Fit tool to tensioner pulley. Tool No 09244 28100. Apply clockwise torque of 2,6-2,8 Nm to tensioner pulley. Tighten bolt to 43-45Nm. Insert special tool in timing belt rear casing. Tool no 09244-28000. Screw in tool until pin can be removed from automatic tensioner unit. Remove special tool. Tool nr 09244-28000. turn crankshaft two turns clockwise. Wait 15 minutes. Ensure timing marks aligned. Check extended length of pushrod is 3,8-4,5mm. Install components in reverse order of removal. Tighten crankshaft pulley bolts, Tighten torque 20-30Nm

Nov 01, 2009 | 1995 Hyundai Elantra

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How to install timing belt on 1998 vw beetle


Instructions
Things You'll Need: · Set of quarter-inch drive sockets Quarter-inch drive ratchet Set of half-inch drive sockets Half-inch drive air gun Set of metric wrenches Special tools for holding camshaft timing #2065-A and injection pump #2064

Step 1

Remove the accessory drive belts and the accessory drive belt tensioner. Remove the upper timing belt cover and the valve cover. Turn the crankshaft clockwise until the No.1 cylinder is atop, dead center, with the flywheel timing marks aligned.

Step 2

Install the special tool setting bar (#2065-A) on the rear of the camshaft. If it does not fit, turn the crankshaft once more and line up the timing marks again in the hole of the transmission housing.

Step 3

Insert locking pin #2064 into the injection pump to hold it in position. Remove the crankshaft pulley bolts, the crankshaft pulley and the lower timing belt cover. Loosen the tensioner pulley nut and allow the tensioner to move away from the belt. Loosely tighten the nut to hold the tensioner out of the way. Remove the top guide pulley and the timing belt.

Step 4

Make sure that the timing mark on the flywheel is lined up and that the camshaft setting bar and injection locking pin are in place. Loosen the camshaft bolt a half turn and tap the sprocket with a soft mallet to loosen it off its taper. The sprocket should move freely. Install the top guide pulley and torque to 18 foot pounds of torque.

Step 5

Install the new timing belt, starting on the right side and working counterclockwise. Keep the tension on the right nontensioned side. Loosen the tensioner pulley nut. Using the two-pin wrench, turn the tensioner pulley clockwise until the notch and raised mark are aligned. Torque the tensioner pulley nut to 15 foot pounds of torque. Make sure the flywheel timing mark is still aligned.

Step 6

Torque the camshaft bolt to 33 foot pounds of torque. Remove the locking pin from the injection pump and remove the camshaft setting bar. Turn the crankshaft two turns and check the alignment on the flywheel. Make sure that the setting bar can be inserted easily and that the injection pump locking pin can be inserted. Install all components in reverse order of removal and torque the crankshaft bolt to 18 foot pounds of torque.

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Oct 06, 2009 | 1998 Volkswagen Beetle

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Timing a 2.0L hyundai


RETAIN PUSHROD WITH SUITABLE PIN THROUGH HOLE IN TENSIONER BODY.
INSTALL AUTOMATIC TENSIONER UNIT TO TENSIONER BLOCK. TIGHTEN BOLTS TO 22-27.
FIT TIMING BELT IN ANTI-CLOCKWISE DIRECTION, STARTING AT TENSIONER PULLEY.
SLACKEN TENSIONER PULLY BOLT. TURN TENSIONER PULLEY CLOCKWISE TO TEMPORARILY TENSION BELT. TIGHTEN BOLT TO 43-45NM.
TURN CRANKSHAFT SLOWLY 1/4 TURN ANTI CLOCKWISE.
TURN CRANKSHAFT CLOCKWISE UNTIL TIMING MARKS ALIGNED.
SLACKEN TENSIONER PULLEY BOLT. FIT TOOL TO TENSIONER PULLEY.
APPLY CLOCKWISE TORQUE TO TENSIONER PULLEY. TIGHTEN BOLTS.
INSERT SPECIAL TOOL IN TIMING BELT REAR CASING.
SCREW IN TOOL UNTIL PIN CAN BE REMOVED FROM AUTOMATIC TENSIONER.
REMOVE SPECIAL TOOL.
TURN CRANCSHAFT TWO TURNS CLOCKWISE. WAIT 15 MINUTES.
ENSURE TIMING MARKS ALIGNED.
CHECK EXTENDED LENGTH OF PUSHROD IS 3.8 - 4.5MM
RE-ASSEMBLE

Jul 15, 2009 | 1998 Hyundai Tiburon

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Need a timing scamatic for a 1998 ford contour 16v Zetec ct 2.0l


Installation
All Vehicles
  1. NOTE: Rotate the crankshaft clockwise.
    Rotate the crankshaft to TDC on cylinder No. 1.
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NOTE: Cylinders No. 1 and No. 4 are at TDC when the Woodruff key points straight up.
Remove the blanking plug, completely screw in the special tool and auto-align the crankshaft to TDC.

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  1. Position cylinder No. 4 to valves overlap" and install the special tool.
  2. Hold the camshafts by the hexagon using an open-ended wrench and turn them in the direction of engine rotation.
  3. Slide the special tool onto the ends of both camshafts.
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swp~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Do not kink the timing belt (do not bend the timing belt less than a diameter of 35 mm).
swp~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Do not rotate the crankshaft; as necessary check that it is still resting against the timing pin.
NOTE: Design with lower idler pulley shown (built up to 06/1999).
NOTE: The lug of the belt tensioner should not be hooked in the sheet metal cover during timing belt installation.
Position a new timing belt in place.
  • Starting from the crankshaft timing belt pulley and working counterclockwise, position the timing belt in place while keeping it under tension.

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  1. swp~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Do not rotate the crankshaft; as necessary check that it is still resting against the timing pin.
    NOTE: Design without lower idler pulley shown (built 06/1999 onwards).
    NOTE: The lug of the belt tensioner should not be hooked in the sheet metal cover during timing belt installation.
    Position a new timing belt in place.
    • Starting from the crankshaft timing belt pulley and working counterclockwise, position the timing belt in place while keeping it under tension.
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  1. NOTE: Incorrect timing belt tension will cause incorrect valve timing.
  2. Pre tension the timing belt.
  3. Rotate the tensioner locating tab counterclockwise and insert the locating tab into the slot in the rear timing cover.
  4. Position the hex key slot in the tensioner adjusting washer to the 4 o'clock position.
  5. Tighten the attaching bold enough to seat the tensioner firmly against the rear timing cover, but still allow the tensioner adjusting washer to be rotated using a 6mm hex key.
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CAUTION: Tension the timing belt, working counterclockwise. Using the hex key, rotate the adjusting washer counterclockwise until the notch in the pointer is centered over the index line on the locating tab (the pointer will move clockwise during adjustment).

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While holding the adjusting washer in position, tighten the bolt
NOTE: Hold the intake timing belt pulley with special tool to stop it from turning.
Tighten the timing belt pulleys.
  1. Tighten the intake camshaft timing belt pulley bolt.
  2. NOTE: Hold the exhaust camshaft by the hexagon with an open-ended wrench to stop it from turning.
    Tighten the exhaust camshaft timing belt pulley bolt.
  3. Remove the special tool.
    • Install the blanking plug.
  4. Remove the special tool.
  5. NOTE: Hold the camshaft by the hexagon with an open-ended wrench to stop it from turning.
    Tighten the exhaust camshaft to stage 2.
    1. NOTE: Turn the crankshaft two revolutions in the normal direction of rotation.
      Check the valve timing by inserting the special tool. Correct it, if necessary.
      • Screw in special tool 303-574 and make sure that the crankshaft is touching it.
      • Insert special tool 303-465 into the camshafts; if necessary loosen the timing pulleys and correct the camshaft alignment.
      • Detach the special tools.
    1. NOTE: Use a new blanking plug.
      Install the blanking plug on the exhaust camshaft pulley.

Mar 10, 2009 | 1998 Ford Contour

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