How do you change the timing belt on a 4 cylinder 1998 Mercury Tracer 2.0 motor?
Does a 1995 Mercury Tracer have zero valve clearance Will a broken timing belt or jumped timing cause damage?
By a reputable mechanic and every 60,000 miles. ========================================================== The 1999 Mercury Tracer scheduled maintenance guide shows to inspect the timing belt on the 2.0 liter , 1999 Mercury Tracer engine at 120,000 miles, and the Gates website ( they make timing belts etcetera ) shows to inspect the timing belt at 120,000 miles , replace if necessary To be on the safe side , I would replace the timing belt before that
On a 1999 Mercury Tracer , 2.0 liter four cylinder engine : According to the 1999 Mercury Tracer maintenance shedule : ( inspect at 120,000 miles ) According to the Gates website : ( inspect at 120,000 miles , replace if required , but I noticed according to the Gates website that it is an INTERFERENCE engine )
There is no ignition timing on the Tracer it is computer controlled. If you mean to ask how to time the engine when installing a timing belt, there is a pointer in one of the holes in the camshaft gear that should point to a dot in the cylinder head behind the gear (straight up). There is a small tab on the crankshaft gear when the pulley is removed that points straight up to a…
How do you know if the timing marks on a Mercury Tracer are aligned after replacing broken timing belt if the crankshaft was rotated with timing belt removed?
On the Ford Escorts, like the Tracer, in the 90's they had identification marks on them. The camshaft pulley has a distinct arrow just in from the face of the pulley that must be lined up with the mark on the cylinder head. The crankshaft pulley also has markings. There is a notch on the crank pulley that must line up with the mark on the oil pump housing. These two things must be done…