Question about 2001 Ford Escort ZX2
Ok so my timing belt broke so im in the process of changing it only to find out that in order to do so the cam sprockets must be loosened to correctly set the exhaust timing cuz of the vct system well after trying a 650ft lb impact gun and a four foot breaker bar the exhaust bolt will not loosen. I was thinkin of heating it up but that would probly cause issues inside the vct clutch so im at wits end any ideas is there anyway to get the correct timing without loosening this bolt loading the spring or something PLEASE HELP!!
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Try hitting the area around the bleeder with a hammer .. it may help .. bleeders are tough if they don't go after being heated/lubed. You could try loosening the line into the caliper .. that may allow enough of a bleed, banking on the fact that there is still brake fluid in that caliper .. otherwise you may end up replacing that caliper.
Posted on Feb 20, 2009
To remove a belt from a Ford Taurus you need to be putting the wrench on the bolt on the pulley not the mounting bolt. The tensioner is like a spring so while trying to turn the pulley bolt counter clockwise the tensioner will release tension off the belt ...If your on the right bolt and it is loose you may need to pry up on the tensioner and try removing the belt that way and then you have to make sure the pulley nut get tighten before replacing belt.
Posted on Nov 27, 2009
they dont have marks, we at the dealership use a special tool. you can make your own marks. if you reuse the timing belt make sure that you mark the direction, crank pully bolt you can get a chain wrench from auto zone that will wrap around the pulley and lock down to hold it. i have used this when an impact wasnt handy.
Posted on Apr 02, 2010
A 3/8" ratchet is needed to attached to the belt tensioner which will allow you to releive the tension to remove and to reinstall the belt. It will fit right inside the square 3/8" square hole on the tensioner
Posted on Jul 24, 2010
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