1999 Ford Contour/Mystique Timing Belt Removal and Installation


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1. CAUTION: The maximum amount by which the engine management system will adjust the camshaft timing (VCT control unit) is limited to two degrees. As a

result of this an extremely high degree of accuracy is required for any work which affects the valve timing.

NOTE: The locations of engine mountings and engine support insulators are described looking from the transaxle to the engine.

NOTE: Operation steps which only apply to certain model variants and therefore do not apply to all vehicles are clearly marked.

Disconnect the battery ground cable.

2. Raise and support the vehicle. For additional information, refer to Section 100-02.

3. Loosen the right-hand front wheel nuts.

4. Remove the right-hand front wheel.

5. Remove the engine underschield (if equipped).

6. Remove the right-hand front splash shield. Download File PDF

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