I am putting a timing belt in a 96 Ford Contour 2.0 Liter and I need to know how to align the dual over head cam and the crank shaft into time
have the same problem?
Thursday, October 25th, 2007 AT 7:23 PM
The timing on this engine is timed by using a kit that has several tools used to help align the marks. 2 of the tools are simple, first the valve cover is removed the by looking at the rear of the 2 camshafts you will see a slot on each cam, well the tool will fit into the slots if the cams are lined up, imagine if you will a flat ruler kids use in school only its metal and a little thicker, the second tool is like a bolt with the last 10 or so threads shaved off, now on the front of the engine block there is a small 10 mm bolt screwed into the block a couple inches up from the oil pan mounting and some what centered in the block now remove the bolt and you will see the bolt is very short if you were to take a bolt the same type only 1.5 inches longow you er this will work if you do not have the tool, install the bolt and turn the engine over by hand not with the starter it will stop and when it stops that is top dead center, now you can install the ruler into the cam slots, install the belt, tighten the tensioner remove all your tools from the engine and rotate the engine at least 4 rotations and then recheck your timing with your tools if all is good reassemble engine, rick