Timing chain guides

Tiny
ERNIE ALCANTAR
  • MEMBER
  • 2002 LINCOLN LS
  • 3.0L
  • 6 CYL
  • RWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 143,000 MILES
I would like to replace the whole timing kit, but I have not found one that matches up with my original ones off the block, O'Reilly set me cloyoes kit and the guide's were too long and the holes did not line up or the shape of the guides. Please, please help in pointing me in the right direction. Some say it could be from a 2000 ls that would fit my car, but I do not know.
Do you
have the same problem?
Yes
No
Tuesday, July 12th, 2016 AT 7:43 PM

4 Replies

Tiny
WRENCHTECH
  • EXPERT
About all I can tell you is it sounds like they sold you the wrong kit. Let them do some research on how that happened.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
-1
Wednesday, July 13th, 2016 AT 3:49 AM
Tiny
KEN
  • ADMIN
Here is the instructions for doing that, the best place to get the parts is from the dealer. Try to mark the cams before you take it apart.

Verify that the crankshaft keyway is in the nine o'clock position.
Fig 10: Verifying Crankshaft Keyway Is In 9 O'Clock Position

CAUTION: The crankshaft keyway must remain in the nine o'clock position until the cams are located, or damage to the valves may occur.
Rotate the LH and RH intake and exhaust camshafts to locate them in their neutral positions.
Fig 11: Locating Left & Right Cams To Neutral Positions

Rotate the crankshaft clockwise to position the keyway to the 11 o'clock position and remove the crankshaft damper bolt and washer.
Fig 12: Rotating Crankshaft Keyway to 11 O'Clock Position

Install the LH timing chain guide.
Position the guide to the engine.
Install the shorter (gold color) bolt into the upper hole.
Install the longer bolt (black color) into the lower hole.
Fig 13: Installing Left Timing Chain Guide

Install the LH timing chain, aligning the timing index link (gold color) with the marks on the camshaft and crankshaft sprockets.
Fig 14: Installing Left Timing Chain

NOTE: Be sure to position the tensioner so that the tensioner piston is fully engaged in the tensioner arm.
Install the LH tensioner arm, tensioner and bolts.
Fig 15: Install Left Tensioner Arm & Tensioner

Remove the wire or paper clip from the tensioner.
Fig 16: Removing Wire From Tensioner

Rotate the crankshaft clockwise and position the keyway between the two o'clock and three o'clock positions for RH timing chain installation.
Fig 17: Rotating Crankshaft Keyway To 2-3 O'Clock Position

Verify that the timing index links (gold color) on the LH timing chain are in alignment with the timing index marks on the camshaft and crankshaft sprockets.
Fig 18: Verifying Timing Index Links

Install the RH chain guide and bolts.
Fig 19: Install Right Chain Guide

Install the RH timing chain, aligning the timing index links (gold color) with the marks on the camshaft and crankshaft sprockets.
Fig 20: Installing Right Timing Chain

Install the RH tensioner.
Position the tensioner arm.
Position the tensioner.
Install the bolts.
Fig 21: Installing Right Tensioner

Remove the wire or paper clip from the RH tensioner.
Fig 22: Removing Wire From Right Tensioner

Verify that the timing index links (gold color) on the RH timing chain are in alignment with the timing index marks on the camshaft and crankshaft sprockets.
Fig 23: Verifying Timing Index Links On Right Timing Chain

Remove the bolt and washer.
Fig 24: Removing Crankshaft Bolt & Washer

Install the ignition pulse ring.
Fig 25: Installing Ignition Pulse Ring

Install the engine front cover.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Wednesday, July 13th, 2016 AT 12:42 PM
Tiny
ERNIE ALCANTAR
  • MEMBER
Im looking into getting jaguar guides off a 2000-2001 would those fit cause all the kits ive order the guides are what are not matching up to my 02'Lincoln ls v6
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Wednesday, July 13th, 2016 AT 6:06 PM
Tiny
KEN
  • ADMIN
Its hard to say, I would get the kit from the dealer, please let us know how it goes so it will help others
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Wednesday, July 13th, 2016 AT 9:02 PM

Please login or register to post a reply.

Recommended Guides