If you are asking about when you change the timing belt, go to www.teamzx2.com, there is a walkthru in the Knowledge base section.
the crank must be set to TDC and the cams also
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I just went through this myself. The manual is wrong. A tsb is out but doesn't explain it all. this is what you do.
this is not an interferance head, so doesnt matter where the timing marks are set to start. Remove and install the belt. get it all adjusted, then set the lower crank timing mark to tdc. Place a 15/16 wrench on the intake cam, hold tight and loosen the gear mount bold so the gear if free to move. Hold a 1" wrench on the exhause cam. Remove the oil plug, Hold the wrench tight and loosen the gear bolt so its free to move. Rotake each cam with the wrench so the timing tool fits in the slots at the end of the cam. Once the alinging tool is in both the exhaust and the intake cam slots. re check that your crank timing mark is still at tdc. Both cam gears are still loose so you can reset the crank timing mark if it moved. Now hold the intake cam with the 15/16 wrench, Tighted gear bold to 50lbs. Hold the exhaust cam with the 1" wrench. Tighten the cam gear bold to 80lbs. Install the oil end plug. Crank engine to build oil pressure in the exhause cam gear. Place the crank timing mark at tdc. Place cam timing tool back in the slots, Loosen the exhaust gear mount bold, reset exhaust cam sothe alignment tool fits again. Tighten exhaust gear to 80lbs. Good to go. I tried it like the book said, then by the tsb. this way works. Good luck
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tony griego I need a routing diagram for a 1998 ford escort zx2 please
the ford escort zx2 2.0 dohc don't have one it's equipped with vct(variable valve timing) to replace it
Not unless the 1998 body is a ZX2.
where is the idle control motor for a 1998 ford escort
i need to find timing on my 2.0 zx2 z tech eng
Yes, there is an engine diagram for a 1998 Ford Escort Zx2. It is found in the manual specified for this car.
The 98 escort zx2 did not come with a tilt steering wheel
Good Car for the money
2-3 hundred,5-6 if it breaks
For a 1998 Ford Escort ZX2 : The firing order for the 2.0 liter Zetec four cylinder engine is : ( 1 - 3 - 4 - 2 )
zx2's don't have egr since they have vct variable cam timing
The 1998 Ford Escort ZX2 has the 2.0 liter dual over head cam Zetec engine
Answer 12.8 gallons
belt - Gates ( they manufacture timing belts etc. ) show to inspect belt at 120,000 miles and replace if necessary
Yes, they will interchange. If you compare the part model numbers, you will find they are exactly the same part.
where is the crank senser
the horsepower is rated @130 by the factory not 110 the ztec is more powerful than a spi in the sedan/wagon a 1998 ford escort zx2 has 110 horsepower
A 1998 Ford Escort ZX2 in North America has the 2.0 litre Dual Over Head Cam four cylinder engine ( which has 16 valves )
Not sure what a timing coil is. More info please.
The Ford Motor Company made the Ford Escort zx2 2.0 motor, a "non interferance engine" meaning when the timing belt breaks, it will NOT damage your engine components. -Antwon00
the headlights used on the 1998-2003 ZX2 are all interchangeable. The only differences in the headlights are those used in 1998 as they were slightly different in appearance. Other than that, there are no differences in fitment from 1998-2003