Home Auto Repair 1998-2000 Ford CONTOUR, ESCORT ZX2 TIMING BELT AND TENSIONER SETUP PROCEDURE

1998-2000 Ford CONTOUR, ESCORT ZX2 TIMING BELT AND TENSIONER SETUP PROCEDURE

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Download 1. Back out the tensioner bolt four (4) full turns and position the tensioner so the locating tab is at approximately the 4 o’clock position. Line up the hex key slot in the tensioner adjusting washer with the pointer that is located behind the pulley (Figure 1). 2. Working counterclockwise from the crank sprocket, install the liming belt. 3. Rotate the tensioner locating tab counterclockwise and insert the locating tab into the slot in the rear timing cover (Figure 2). 4. Position the hex key slot in the tensioner adjusting washer to the 4 o’clock position (Figure 2). 5. Tighten the attaching bolt enough to seat the tensioner firmly against the rear timing cover, but still allow the tensioner adjusting washer to be rotated using a 6 mm hex key (Figure 2). 6. Using the hex key, rotate the adjusting washer counterclockwise until the notch in the pointer is centered over the index line on the locating tab.