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There is a hole by the crank pulley in the block. that you are susposed to put the pin in, (you supply the pin) I never had the pin, so I never did this part. It's to hold the crank in position while you do the work. as long as you get it at top dead center and get your timing marks correct upon reassembly, I guess you really don't need it. But if you want to use one, I'm sure you can get one at a parts store.

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SOURCE: location of timing pin plug 99 ford escort zx2 2.0 dohc

A p1383 code stands for (Variable cam timing over retarded Bank 1) Hope this helps.

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