1998 Mercury Mystique L4 Timing Belt Service and Repair

1998 Mercury Mystique L4-122 2.0L DOHC VIN 3 SFI

Timing Belt: Service and Repair


NOTE:Ford does not provide camshaft gear timing marks, or information to perform timing belt service without the special tools shown in this procedure.

NOTE: For additional information refer to TSB# 99-25-4


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1. NOTE: Rotate the crankshaft clockwise.

Rotate the crankshaft to TDC on cylinder No. 1.

2. NOTE: Cylinders No. 1 and No. 4 are at TDC when the Woodruff key points straight up.

Remove the blanking plug, completely screw in the special tool and auto-align the crankshaft to TDC.

3. Position cylinder No. 4 to ``valves overlap" and install the special tool.

1. Hold the camshafts by the hexagon using an open-ended wrench and turn them in the direction of engine rotation.

2. Slide the special tool onto the ends of both camshafts. Download File PDF

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