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How do you tighten the timing belt on a 96 Ford Contour and how much should you tighten it?


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2011-09-12 22:36:17
2011-09-12 22:36:17

if your vehicle is equipped with a 2.0 litre vct(varable cam timing) special tools are required to time proper/consisting of a cam shaft straight edge & top dead center stop, but can be done without if you watch carefully , bring keyway on crank to 12 o clock position, turn each cam until slot in rear line up with some sort of straight edge (file) hole each cam with 15/16 wrench loosen cam gear with torx socket/intake cam will require a torx & 5/8 12 point socket the cam gears are designed to move feely to allow the proper tension to be adjusted, after belt is installed be sure to line-up notch with line on the tensioner by loosening 10mm bolt head & adjusting with Allen wrench good luck (ford tech)

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