Question about 2001 Ford Escort ZX2
Remove or disconnect the following
Negative battery cable. Spark plugs. Catalytic converter. Right front wheel. Right inner splash shield.
Accessory drive belt and idler pulley.
2) Rotate the crankshaft to Top Dead Center (TDC) and install Crankshaft TDC Timing Peg T97P-6000-A.
3) Rotate the crankshaft clockwise against the peg.
4) Remove or disconnect the following:
Water pump pulley, Valve cover, Crankshaft pulley, Timing belt covers.
5) Install Camshaft Alignment Timing Tool T94P-6256-CH into the slots of both camshafts at the rear of the cylinder head to lock the camshafts into position.
6) Loosen the timing belt tensioner bolt and relieve the tension on the timing belt by disconnecting the tensioner tab from the timing cover back plate.
7) Remove the timing belt.
Install the timing belt.Engage the timing belt tensioner tab into the timing cover back plate.Adjust the timing belt tensioner until the index marks are aligned. Tighten the tensioner bolt to 17-20 ft. lbs. (22-28 Nm).Remove the camshaft alignment tool and the crankshaft TDC peg.
Rotate the crankshaft so that the keyway is at the 3 o'clock position. This positions the right cylinder head camshafts to the neutral position.
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