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When replacing the timing belt on a 1994 ford escort, on the crankshaft pully. do i line up the arrow @ 12 o'clock or the keyway

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Check out my Tips and Tricks on my profile page, There is one there that explains the entire timing alignment procedure. Hope this helps, let me know.

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