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If you're looking for the classic marks on the crankshaft pulley, there aren't any, because the ignition timing isn't adjustable: it's controlled by the ECM.

If you're trying to set the cam timing, there are no marks on the cam gears. Ford has a special tool that fits on the camshafts to line them up. Then you line up the mark on the crankshaft gear and that is how the cam timing is checked.

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SOURCE: how to align cams on a 95 ford contour 2.0 dohc?

i have had good luck with the Haynes manuals available at almost all parts store chains.they are cheap and very easy to understand.plus they are great for future problems

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1999 ford contour with DOHC 2.0L motor. Need to find timing marks on crank and cams


It is only advised to do the timing belt with these special tools. For best results, I strongly suggest paying an experienced professional to do this procedure.
Turn crankshaft clockwise. #1 & #4 cylinders are at (general) TDC when the woodruff key is straight up.
I have to say, this is not a job for someone who is not fully prepared. The system will only vary the timing 2 deg and this IS an INTERFERENCE ENGINE. Meaning, there will be catastrophic engine failure if the marks are misaligned, if the belt breaks or if the removal and installation service procedures are not strictly adhered to.
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2.0l dohc needs special tools to re-align.

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How to align cams on a 95 ford contour 2.0 dohc?


In order to time this engine you've got to align the cams with the respective markings on the new belt, this also pertains to the crankshaft pulley. If there are no markings on the belt, the camshaft markings will have a demarkation on the head two which each cam must be aligned. From here I cannot tell you where thes marks are but they are usually at 12:00 or 3:00 plus when you get near the alignment point the cams will feel almost like they are freewheeling for about 3/4- 1 inch in either direction.The crankshaft has to be at TDC or topdead center. this is easily accomplised with a 12 inch ruler laid across the front of the pulley with the long side facing up. This way you can center the mounting bolt and the timing mark at the same time, assuring you of exact center alignment. That's about all I can offer. Thank you, Dana. P.S. please do not turn the engine over with the key until you are certain that all three marks are dead on target. You may however turn it over by hand using a socket of the correct size going clockwise on the crankshaft.

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99 ford contour 2.0 dohc timing belt replacement... i have the alignment tool and blanking plug but which way are the cams turned to align?


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fm1069500554000x.pngBefore installing tool. If the belt broke turn the engine so the #1 piston is half way up. This way you will not bend the valves while turning cams. If you feel that the cams are very hard to turn or stops turning then turn crank by hand to lower piston away from valve. Then turn the cams clockwise or counter clockwise slow one at a time too the proper slot position for the tool to fit. Once the cam marks are lined up bring the #1 piston to its TDC.

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I have a ford mondeo 98 1.6 petril i need the timing marks


if you look real close and you might have to clean the gears real good but you should find a small dot on both the cam and crank gears.

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