The timing belt broke in my car. My father in law has always fixed all of my cars for the past 10+ years. He put a new belt in and replaced a pulley, but now the car is out of time and he is having trouble putting it right.He says that he needs the sequence can any one help?
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Re: timimg in a 1999 ford escort zx2
If you look on the right side of the cams (the side that doesn't have
the timing belt on it) you will see at the end of the cams there are
slots. When you have the crankshaft turned to TDC and you are on the
compression cycle you will see the slots on the cams should line up. If
you can get a piece of metal (that's the shape of a ruler) that's 5mm
thick, you can slide it into the cam slots to line can cams up for
compression TDC. If the cam slots line up, but are below the engine
head, you are in the exhaust cycle and need to rotate the camshaft 360
degrees to get to the compression cycle. The cam slots should then be
above the engine head so you can fit the metal 5mm alignment tool.
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if you have a no spark scenario i would check your crank sensor located at the top left side of the harmonic balance pulley.the crankshaft (about 11'oclock) a 2 wire plug with a sensor on it check to see if it is damaged or unsecured. this sensor can cause no spark if not working correctly. This sensor is based of frequency not voltage testing is difficult, just make sure that there isnt too muck air gap. and that it is secured.Lastly may want to check timing possible that the belt has jumped some teeth and she has fallen out of timing. maybe a bad tensioner The coil will adapt i think up to 10 degree, ****** or advance. Good luck
Click on the following free direct Link. It has the correct Serpentine/Drive Belt Diagrams for your 1999 Ford Escort ZX2, 2.0L DOHC In-Line 4-Cylinder Engine. The Link says 2000 for the Year, however this is the same as the 1999 Year Model.
Click on the following direct Link. They have several diagrams for your Escort ZX2 Belts which will match your specific engine size and options ( AC/No AC etc). It also has several other diagrams for your future use.
If timing belt broke when the engine was running then a belt wont fix your problem as when the belt brakes the valves stop straight away and the crankshaft will still turn over at least 4to6 times adn in that time could AND would bend a couple of valves at least.if
not a lot more problems BUT if you still go ahead with fitting the belt then all the casings are marked to fit the belt and the keyway in crankshaft is always at 12 oclock to start with.. Ron
go to gates.com and click the link on the left that says Part Locator & Interchange, put in your car info then look down the page and click the camera next to the serpintine belt. These belts are not usually hard to change, the tensioner pulley should have a 3/8" square drive hole in it to release the tension, I always start at the crankshaft and loop around leaving the tensioner for last, hope this helps, let me know
The ZX2 Zetec is a non-interference engine. This means the valves are not capable of touching the pistons at any time. If your belt breaks, there will not be any valve damage. There are reliefs cut into the top of the pistons that allow clearance for the valves if the belt breaks. Most engines are interference and will cause several hundred or even thousands of dollars of damage when a timing belt breaks. Most shop manuals list the ZX2 as interference but it is not. Many people seek out this how-to because a mechanic has informed them that they have valve damage and quoted a repair price over $1000.
I am sure the leak is the water pump based on years of Escort work, The ZX2 is equipped with a 2.0L DOHC V-Tech engine. The water pump is on the front (rt side of car) of the engine block, visible with the hood up. NAPAautoparts replacement instructions are to loosen the belt drive pulley from the pump BEFORE removing the serpentine belt. Once the four bolts are loose, take the belt off (good time to replace?) remove bolts and old water pump (four more bolts)- it will be tight, but it comes out- clean gasket area and install new gasket and pump in reverse order. That includes putting the pulley on and hand tightening the bolts, put on the belt, finish tightening the bolts to the pulley.