1998 Ford Escort timing belt

Tiny
STEVESOSA
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  • 1998 FORD ESCORT
Engine Mechanical problem
1998 Ford Escort 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

To whom it may concern:

I am having trouble with the timing belt. I lost my manual to the car so I can't even begin to intstall the timing belt. I need help with the installation or a diagram.
Thank you,
Steve Sosa
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Tuesday, October 5th, 2010 AT 8:08 PM

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Tuesday, October 5th, 2010 AT 8:45 PM
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REMOVAL

CAUTION: Incorrect removal or installation of the timing belt can result in damage to internal engine components.

Remove the drive belt and the drive belt tensioner.


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Remove the (A) three nuts and the (B) three bolts and remove the outer engine front cover.
Raise and support the vehicle.
Remove the RH splash shield.


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Remove the bolt and the crankshaft pulley.


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Align the timing marks.


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Remove the timing belt.
1 Loosen the timing belt tensioner bolt.
2 Use an 8 mm Allen wrench and turn counterclockwise.
3 Insert a 1/8 inch drill bit to lock the timing belt tensioner in place.
4 Remove the timing belt.

Inspect the belt for signs of oil contamination.

INSTALLATION

CAUTION: Incorrect removal or installation of the timing belt can result in damage to internal engine components.


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Install the (A) timing belt and remove the (B) 1/8 inch drill bit to release the (C) timing belt tensioner.

NOTE: Install the timing belt over the sprockets in a counterclockwise direction starting at the crankshaft. Keep the belt span from the crankshaft to the camshaft tight while installing the timing belt over the camshaft.


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Tighten the bolt.


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Roll the engine over two times and recheck the timing marks.


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Install the outer engine front cover.


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Install the crankshaft pulley.

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Tuesday, October 5th, 2010 AT 8:59 PM

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