Need to change timing belt but cant find bottem
If this is a zetec dohc engine,There is no bottom mark. You need to buy 2 special tools to set the timing. I is a timing pin which goes into the engine next to the crankshaft position sensor (you have to remove the plug that is there first.) Also, you need to remove the valve cover and in the back of the cams, you will see a slot. Place the bar that came with the timing plug into the slot. NOTE: your number one cylinder must be close or at TDC to do this. I used a long 1/4 drive extension in the spark plug hole to check. If you engine is timed correctly, the crankshaft will be restimng on the timing pin and the bar will lock into the rear of the cam shaft. If not, you will have to loosen the cam pulley bolts and rotate the cams until they line up. Then re-tighten. You can find more detail by searching zx2 cam timing.
Aug 13, 2009 |
1998 Ford Escort