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Golf 2, 1985 idles a very low revs ( 1000) even when chokes is fully engaged

After renewing timing belt and camshaft oil seal, the engine would start and stop. Sometimes it will idle without engaging the choke but at very low revs and erratically. The engine hesitates upon accelerating. Timing has been verified manually. Vacuum leaks have been checked but none found. Not sure how to verify enough supply of fuel supply to the carburettor...I am also buying a stroboscopic timing equipment to verify timing. Any kind of assistance to held diagnose or find a solution will be appreciated...

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Make sure your cam timing is correct, then maybe your idle jet is blocked, then also after all that then check your ignition timing.

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check and clean your air idle control servo motor usualy located on or right next to the throutle body. check your map sensor also. the iac. is bad about getting gummed up and sticking closed or wide open, check that your air breather tubing is hooked up good no cracks or tears. could be messing with your mas air flow sensor which plays a major role in air fuel mixture and computer controled temp sensor could be failing it acts like an automatic choke. a scanner could help you out alot if you can have a local shop scan it.

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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.
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  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.


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Timing Belt
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
1.8L Engine
Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Remove the timing belt covers.
Rotate the crankshaft and align the timing marks located on the camshaft pulleys and the seal plate.
Remove the crankshaft pulley and hub.
If the timing belt is to be reused, mark an arrow on the belt to indicate its rotational direction to enable correct re-installation.
Loosen the timing belt tensioner lockbolt and remove the timing belt.
To install:
Temporarily secure the timing belt tensioner in the far left position with the spring fully extended, then tighten the lockbolt.
Make sure the timing marks on the timing belt pulley (crankshaft sprocket) and the engine block (oil pump housing) are aligned.
Make sure the timing marks on the camshaft pulleys and the seal plate are aligned.
Install the timing belt.
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.
Turn the crankshaft two turns clockwise and align the timing belt pulley mark with the mark on the engine block.
Fig. 1: Timing marks are located on the camshaft pulleys as shown — 1.8L engines


 
Fig. 2: Make sure that the crankshaft sprocket (timing belt pulley) and oil pump timing marks are aligned — 1.8L engines


 
Fig. 3: Align the timing belt pulley mark with the tension set mark, at approximately the 10 o'clock position — 1.8L engines


 
Fig. 4: Check the timing belt deflection at the location shown — 1.8L engines

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