1990 Ford Festiva



August, 28, 2010 AT 11:27 AM

Engine Mechanical problem
1990 Ford Festiva 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

My son just bought a 1990 Festiva to drive back and forth to college. He was told the fuel pump had gone out but upon looking at it I noticed that the timing chain had worn through the cover. I have been looking to find the parts but cannot find a timing CHAIN anything.I just find timing belts. My question is, does this model even have a timing chain?


1 Answer



August, 28, 2010 AT 1:08 PM

No,your car model doesn't have a timing chain,it has a timing belt.

1990 Ford Festiva L4-81 1.3L SOHC

Fig. 10 Timing Belt Tensioner Assembly


Fig. 11 Aligning Valve Timing Marks


Remove timing belt covers as outlined previously.
Remove timing belt tensioner pulley attaching bolt, then the tensioner pulley, spring and spring cover, Fig. 10.
If reusing old belt, mark direction of rotation on belt to aid installation.
Remove timing belt from crankshaft and camshaft sprockets.
Check crankshaft and camshaft sprockets, tensioner pulley and timing belt for wear or damage. Replace components as necessary.
Align camshaft and crankshaft sprocket timing marks with marks on cylinder head and oil pump housing, Fig. 11.
Install timing belt. If reusing old belt, ensure belt is installed so that direction of rotation mark made during removal is positioned correctly.
Install spring and spring cover onto tensioner pulley, Fig. 10, then install pulley and attaching bolt. Do not tighten bolt at this time.
Install tensioner spring onto anchor, then tighten pulley attaching bolt to torque listed at the end of this section.
Reinstall timing belt covers.


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