Engine Mechanical problem
1999 Ford Escort 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 122700 miles
I'm planning on replacing the timing belt myself when the weather breaks. My question is when installing the new belt how do I put it on without moving the camshaft? I did read that its supposed to installed at the crank 1st and the other pulleys. That's my biggest fear since I don't want to throw it out of time. If I do mistakenly move it does it matter which way I turn the cam to reline it?
Another question is the tensioner is spring loaded like the drive belt tensioner? I read up that you can move it with a allen wrench without loosening the bolt and put the drill bit in to keep it in place.
Last question is when I take off the crankshaft pulley, will the engine turn to the left a little? I keep hearing that if you turn it that way, it can cause damage. When I do get the pulley off, can I put the bolt back in to line up the marks?
This is my 1st time ever doing a timing belt since i'm mechanically inclined on most other general repairs so that's why i'm asking all of these questions. Thanks in advance.
have the same problem?
Saturday, January 24th, 2009 AT 2:03 PM