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How do I change a timing belt on a 1995 1.9 ford escort.

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It is easy job but a dirty one one of course. You will have to remove: the accessory belt, the crankshaft pulley, and the plastic covers for the timing belt. It is very easy to remove and replace the accessory belt. Jack up the car and rest it on the stands. remove the wheel on the site of the working area. I use right hand drive so mine is on the left side of the car. since the crankshaft pulley has a tendency to rotate as to try to unscrew the bolt, use the hole found on the pulley to stabilise it - put on a pin or screw and use a shaft of steel to stop it from rotating. i heard that you can fit in a spanner and have a friend crank the car while you are holding the bolt. This will create a sudden rotation of the pulley. Be careful as this may be dangerous. Once the belt is exposed slacken the timing belt tensioner and slip the belt off the sprockets and down off the crankshaft. It is now time to replace. First align the timing marks. On the crankshaft pulley there are two pairs of grooves. Align the second pair with the rear of a bump on the bottom of the oil sump. The two camshaft need alingning. Open the cylinder head cover. At the other end of the sprockets there are two grooves. Rotate and slide a metal sheet that is 5 mm thick - may be 20cm long. Fit the belt over starting at the crank shaft and going up to the sprockets. Make sure the crankshaft does not move at this stage as this may upset your timing. Once the belt is in place tighten the tensioner. You need that friends of your's here. The other one pulls/pushes the tensioner toward the timing belt as the other one tightens the bolt. Replace everything in reverse order. Star the car and move. You may want to give it a try before you put the covers back. You are welcome to do so but have the crankshaft pulley in place and the cylinder head cover to prevent oil spillage. It is recommended that you fit a new gasket for the cylinder head cover. Use this after the trial if so. Tighen the cover bolts starting form centre going outwads in a zig-zag manner.

Posted on Sep 29, 2009

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the easiest way to help you is you can purchase a repair manual for your vehicle at an auto parts store like napa,Oreillys or auto zone the manuals are around 20 dollars and have all the specifics you will need to do this your self. these manuals have diagrams and step by step instructions. good luck and hope this helps you.

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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

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SOURCE: how to change a timing belt on a 97 ford escort

Hi, I start by assuming that it is a Zetec engine. It is easy job but a dirty one one of course. You will have to remove: the accessory belt, the crankshaft pulley, and the plastic covers for the timing belt. It is very easy to remove and replace the accessory belt. Jack up the car and rest it on the stands. remove the wheel on the site of the working area.
I use right hand drive so mine is on the left side of the car. since the crankshaft pulley has a tendency to rotate as to try to unscrew the bolt, use the hole found on the pulley to stabilise it - put on a pin or screw and use a shaft of steel to stop it from rotating. i heard that you can fit in a spanner and have a friend crank the car while you are holding the bolt. This will create a sudden rotation of the pulley. Be careful as this may be dangerous.

Once the belt is exposed slacken the timing belt tensioner and slip the belt off the sprockets and down off the crankshaft. It is now time to replace. First align the timing marks. On the crankshaft pulley there are two pairs of grooves. Align the second pair with the rear of a bump on the bottom of the oil sump. The two camshaft need alingning.


Open the cylinder head cover. At the other end of the sprockets there are two grooves. Rotate and slide a metal sheet that is 5 mm thick - may be 20cm long. Fit the belt over starting at the crank shaft and going up to the sprockets. Make sure the crankshaft does not move at this stage as this may upset your timing. Once the belt is in place tighten the tensioner. You need that friends of your's here. The other one pulls/pushes the tensioner toward the timing belt as the other one tightens the bolt.

Replace everything in reverse order. Star the car and move. You may want to give it a try before you put the covers back. You are welcome to do so but have the crankshaft pulley in place and the cylinder head cover to prevent oil spillage. It is recommended that you fit a new gasket for the cylinder head cover. Use this after the trial if so. Tighen the cover bolts starting form centre going outwads in a zig-zag manner.

All the best

Posted on Nov 20, 2009

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SOURCE: when to change 1997 ford escort timing belt

check the owners manual or ask you dealer, usually they ask for 100,000kms,but some are good for 160,ooo km

Posted on Apr 13, 2010

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SOURCE: how to install a coolant temp sensor in a 1995 ford escort

The coolant temperature switch and fan control switch are located sie by side, mounted in the steel portion of the heater hose that runs from the thermostat housing to the firewall, it is underneath the air intake tube and the ignition coil pack, mounted to the back of the cylinder head. Either drain out some coolant or be very quick, and you can unplug and unscrew each switch from the hose and replace it with a new one. Make sure the engine is cold. After replacing make sure to check the coolant level add as neccessary. The single wire connector switch is for the guage, and the other is for fan control. Hope this helps, let me know.

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