2000 Ford Escort timing belt

Tiny
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  • 2000 FORD ESCORT
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 220,000 MILES
Where can I find the total procedure to remove and install the timing belt for 2000 Ford Escort?
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Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 AT 6:55 PM

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Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 AT 11:51 PM
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Followup question - I'm told this car has dual camshaft. How is the belt installed for dual?
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Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 AT 5:35 AM
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1. Remove or disconnect the following:

Negative battery cable

Spark plugs

Catalytic converter

Right front wheel

Right inner splash shield

Accessory drive belt and idler pulley

2. Rotate the crankshaft to Top Dead Center (TDC) and install Crankshaft TDC Timing Peg T97P-6000-A.
3. Rotate the crankshaft clockwise against the peg.
4. Remove or disconnect the following:

Water pump pulley

Valve cover

Crankshaft pulley

Timing belt covers

5. Install Camshaft Alignment Timing Tool T94P-6256-CH into the slots of both camshafts at the rear of the cylinder head to lock the camshafts into position.
6. Loosen the timing belt tensioner bolt and relieve the tension on the timing belt by disconnecting the tensioner tab from the timing cover back plate.
7. Remove the timing belt.

To install:

1. Install the timing belt.
2. Engage the timing belt tensioner tab into the timing cover back plate.
3. Adjust the timing belt tensioner until the index marks are aligned. Tighten the tensioner bolt to 17-20 ft. Lbs. (22-28 Nm).
4. Remove the camshaft alignment tool and the crankshaft TDC peg.
5. Install or connect the following:

Timing belt covers

Crankshaft pulley. Tighten the bolt to 81-89 ft. Lbs. (110-120 Nm).

Valve cover

Water pump pulley

Accessory drive belt and idler pulley

Right inner splash shield

Right front wheel

Catalytic converter

Spark plugs

Negative battery cable

6. Start the engine and check for proper operation.
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Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 AT 6:40 AM

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