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How do you relieve tension on timing belt for 89 escort gt?


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2015-07-15 21:04:23
2015-07-15 21:04:23

89 escort should have a ford 1.9l overhead cam engine these timing belts have a tensioner/idler pulley that can be relieved using a special tool or 1/2 inch wrench/breaker bar

warning: if your timing belt broke while engine running its possible for a valve to contact a piston causing severe internal engine damage. cross your fingers!! get a haynes or chilton manual and set your camshaft to crankshaft timing


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To line up the timing belt marks for a 97 Ford Escort, the cam and crank sprockets should both be oriented with the timing mark on each sprocket in the 12 o'clock position. The tension should not be released on the belt. Once tension is applied to the belt, that should bring the cam slightly rearward to the position where it's supposed to be. Then check the timing by turning the engine clockwise for two turns.

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Loosen the tensioner bolt, let the spring loaded tensioner contact the belt. Then tight the tensioner bolt.

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The correct belt tension will be maintained by the belt tensioner. The tension is not adjustable on this car.

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You don't. The timing belt should have a spring loaded tensioner which pulls on the belt to adjust tension.

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