Question about 1997 Ford Escort
Ford Escort/Tracer 1991-1999 Repair Guide
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION 1.8L Engine
(see Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4)
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 aligTiming belt timing marks, 1997 ford escort - 9cafc26.jpggines
Fig. 3: Align the timing belt pulley mark with the tension seTiming belt timing marks, 1997 ford escort - 72dc9cd.jpgapproximately 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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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Hello pamgolmon: My name is Roger and i will answer your question. The 2-0 dual cam engine is a interference engine. This means if the engine jumps time at the timing belt. It will bend the valves. As for the timing marks on the camshafts. Their are no marks to be located. To set the timing marks on this engine requires special tools. This makes it expensive for not only the do it yourself mechanic but also the repair shops also. If the valves were bent you must pull the head for the repairs also.
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Posted on Sep 09, 2009
SOURCE: timing marks 2000 ford escort
Here are 3 diagrams that correspond to the 3 engines types available for your vehicle.
Fig. Be sure that the intake and exhaust camshaft timing marks align so that they face each other-Ford 2.0L (VIN A) engines
2.0L (VIN P) Engines
Fig. Align the timing marks before removing or installing the timing belt-2.0L (VIN P) SOHC engines
Fig. Crankshaft alignment position-Ford 2.0L DOHC Zetec engines
In case the diagrams don't show, click the following link http://www.autozone.com/autozone/repairinfo/repairguide/repairGuideContent.jsp?chapterTitle=Engine+Mechanical+Components&partName=Engine+Mechanical&pageId=0996b43f802e7310&subChapterTitle=Timing+Belt&partId=0996b43f802e7275#hd1-1-3
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Posted on Apr 17, 2010
cam shaft timing marks on back of cams ,two slots ,use a flat piece of metal to align .remove no1 spark plug and drop long thin screwdriver down it to bring piston just below tdc,then align cams so both cams are on the rock (valves closed) with knob on back cam aligning with pick up sensor left side between lobes.then bring piston up to tdc and fit belt.turn engine over twice with socket on bottom pulley to make sure no valves clear pistons.Remember to remove flat edge from back of cams i didnt last time and bent my home made tool
Posted on Jan 28, 2009
im asuming all repairs went well,one,get a clean rag and wipe the gears and i mean wipe them clean two wipe and clean the plates behind them, three,lets start at the top find the dots on the gear you will see a tiny dot/indent four, look at the plate/caseing behind it and you will see another dot/indent,line them all up GEAR DOT to BACK DOT,five keep them in line and dont move them once you a satisfied all is in place and lined up and i mean lined up there is no room for error,fit belt and tighten .adrian,,,,,,,,
Posted on Aug 15, 2010
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