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1998 Mercury Mystique Timing Belt: Service and Repair Installation

Download 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 Installation All Vehicles 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. 4. CAUTION: Do not kink the timing belt (do not bend the timing belt less than a diameter of 35 mm). CAUTION: Do not rotate the crankshaft; as necessary check that it is still resting against the timing pin. NOTE: Design with lower idler pulley shown (built up to 06/1999). NOTE: The lug of the belt tensioner should not be hooked in the sheet metal cover during timing belt installation. Position a new timing belt in place. – Starting from the crankshaft timing belt pulley and working counterclockwise, position the timing belt in place while keeping it under tension.