Home Auto Repair 1999 Ford Contour/ Mystique Workshop Manual Timing Belt Removal

1999 Ford Contour/ Mystique Workshop Manual Timing Belt Removal

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Download All Vehicles 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. 7. NOTE: Mark the accessory drive belt direction if the belt is to be reused. Remove the accessory drive belt. 1. Loosen the water pump pulley bolts. 2. Working clockwise, loosen the belt and remove it. Remove the water pump pulley. 4. Remove the belt idler pulley. 8. NOTE: