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My engine is . 3.0 Vulcan single overhead cam. How do I remove the timing belt cover?

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To replace the timing cover on the 3rd Generation is an a time consuming job, but can be done home with the proper tools. First thing to do is unhook the battery. Once that is done you can now begin.

Started with trying to drop the Y-pipe, it wasn't happening in my case and for other this will more then likely be the case. The flange stud on the rear were so rusted, there was no nut or threads.

For more info please go to: http://www.taurusclub.com/forum/82-maintenance-repair/170789-timing-cover-removal-instructions-3rd-generation.html This could give you an entire idea of the huge job that need to be done i think is better to have a specialist working on it

I hope it helps

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SOURCE: TIMING BELT WON'T STAY CENTERED ON CAMSHAFT SPROCKETS

You don't mention replacing any tensioner bearing which if worn could be causing the belt to drift.
I would probably remove any covers and physically watch the belt to try to determine which of the surfaces on which the belt runs is at fault. I think the belt is probably not that cheap so I hope you cure this soon.   

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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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