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There are no marks. You need to remove #1 spark plug. Bring the piston up on TDC (all the way up). Then remove valve cover. On the drivers side of the camshafts you will see a slot ground into the ends. The slots are off center of the camshft. There is a tool to fit into the slots tieing both cams at the same time. Once the tool is installed and the #1 piston was up before you locked the cams you can remove the T-belt for replacement & water pump replacement.

1999 Ford... | Answered on Apr 04, 2019


Disconnect the camshaft position sensor electrical connector. Disconnect the coolant hoses and position to one side. Unscrew (3)bolts and remove the thermostat housing.

1999 Ford... | Answered on Mar 26, 2019

You had better recheck that timing belt it sounds like it is out of time by one tooth.

1999 Ford... | Answered on Sep 19, 2018

Below dash instrument panel, R16 ignition relay
98 Ford Contour SE Fuse Box Map
Fuse Panel Layout Diagram Parts: passenger side air bag, heater blower, interior lighting, heater blower motor, parking lamp, interior lighting, electric mirror, clock, wiper motor, ignition, reverse voltage protection, rear window defrost, engine management system, instrument panel illumination, radio, wiper motor, power windows, ABS module, backup lamp, brake lamp, door lock, main light, cigar lighter, electric seats,
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1999 Ford... | Answered on Mar 15, 2018

when you take the car back for emissions test, try this trick. keep in a lowish gear with high revs when you take it. 9 times out of 10 this will work long enough to get it through the test

1999 Ford... | Answered on Jan 06, 2018

There is not a fuse just for the fuel gauge. If it's not working the sending unit in the fuel tank could be bad or the gauge it self is bad . Your best bet ,take it to a qualified repair shop.

1999 Ford... | Answered on Sep 15, 2017

The turn signal stalk probably needs replaced. All the control switches are in the stalk. We had a 1996 Ford Windstar with that problem.

1999 Ford... | Answered on Sep 15, 2017

If engine revs go high and no forward movement you most likely need a new transmission

1999 Ford... | Answered on Jul 11, 2017

Low oil level Cam timing improperly set Continuous oil flow to the Variable Camshaft Timing (VCT) piston chamber VCT solenoid valve stuck open Camshaft advance mechanism binding (VCT unit).

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probably the cam sensor, sometimes the sensor can get damaged or the plug gets dislodged when the timing belt is done. .

1999 Ford... | Answered on Jun 20, 2017

Check engine light on ? Have the codes read at a parts store , they do it for free , and they will suggest a part for you to buy . This may or may not fix the problem . Your best bet , take it to a ASE certified repair shop !

1999 Ford... | Answered on May 07, 2017

40A FUSE 21 and 15A FUSE 23 in the central junction box apply.

1999 Ford... | Answered on May 02, 2017

Hello Malachi1962,

Check out the EXHAUST SYSTEM...

If the air/fuel cannot get out... the engine cannot run.

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1999 Ford... | Answered on Apr 25, 2017

Have a capasity test done on the Battery. A Good battery will read 12.6 volts or higher.

1999 Ford... | Answered on Mar 27, 2017

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