answersLogoWhite

0


Best Answer
Copy

1. Before pulling the timing belt make certain you mark the belt (I use tape) the out side edge of the belt & reinstall the same way otherwise you will get excessive wear on the belt do to a different wear pattern.

2. The best bet is invest in a new belt $25 - 30. The time it takes to gain access to it is more than worth the cost. Cheap insurance plus timing belts are recommended to be replace around 40 - 50 K miles on any OHC engine. Reinstalling a worn belt increase that chance of the belt breaking then your pistons try to eat the close clearance valves - then get out the bigger check book.

3. Once you have installed the new belt and have triple check you are at TDC on #1 cylinder in the compression stroke and both cams are properly aligned - see opposite end of cam shafts - each has a slot - you should be able place a .020" thick (it must be .020" no close to it but on the $$) straight edge into both slots - if not adjust accordingly.

If all oK - take a permanent marker and mark one tooth on the back side of each cam gear that is closest to the valve cover seat and almost directly opposit each other. This way you will know where TDC on your next visit to this part of the engine.

After you pull the old timing belt along with the lower serpentine pulley from the crank shaft. Pull the #1 sparkplug.Then insert a straw into the cylender.Reinstall the pulley bolt into the crankshaft and turn clockwise til the piston tops out.Then sit back down and look at the end of the crankshaft the keyway shold be at a 90 degree angle from the seam between the oil pan and the block.Now that the crank shaft is at top dead center.Remove the valve cover and observe the cam lobes on the forward cam over the #1 cylender thease are your exaust valves and should be positioned in a manner so that if the shaft were to be turned clockwise thay would open. The rear shaft is the intake side and the lobes shold be positioned so the valves would have just closed.Now look at the drivers side of the engin at the ends of the shafts the slots should be level with the head and Bobs your uncle your in time. install your belt.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2011-09-13 21:27:14
This answer is:
๐Ÿ™
0
๐Ÿคจ
0
๐Ÿ˜ฎ
0
๐Ÿ˜‚
0
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +5 pts
Q: What are the timing marks for a 1997 Ford Contour 4 cylinder?
Write your answer...
Submit

Related Questions

Altima timing marks 2.4?

What are the timing marks for a 1997 Nissan Altima gxe 2.4 cylinder


Does the 1997 Ford Contour have timing chain or timing belt?

The 2.0 4-cylinder has a timing belt: the 2.5 V6 has a timing chain.


How do you set timing on 1997 Ford Contour?

how do you set the timing belt on a 1997 ford contour 2.0 4cy


Whenthe timing belt on a 1997 contour breaks does it bend the valves?

According to Gates ( they make timing belts etc. ) the 2.0 L - DOHC - 4 cylinder engine in a 1997 Ford Contour is NOT an interference engine - so the answer would be NO


Where are the timing marks on a ninja 250 1997?

the timing marks are on the back of your cam sprockets.


Where are the timing marks on a 1997 suzuki esteem?

The timing marks on a 1997 Suzuki Esteem is on the crankshaft pulley. The crank mark needs to line up with the ignition timing mark.


Where are timing marks for 2.2 chev s10?

where are the timing gear marks on a 1997 chev s10 2.2 located


Does a 1997 Jeep 6 cylinder have a timing chain or belt?

A 1997 Jeep has a timing chain.


Timing marks for 1997 Toyota tercel 5e fe?

timing marker for timing belt


1997 4 cylinder Nissan truck timing belt or chain?

The 2.4 liter 4 cylinder in a 1997 Nissan Pickup has a timing CHAIN


Does a 1997 Toyota Camry 4 cylinder have a timing belt or chain?

The 2.2 litre four cylinder engine in a 1997 Toyota Camry has a timing BELT


Where are the timing marks on a Mazda 1997 626 16valve or a diagram?

the timing marks are located next to the top left side of the crank pulley


Timing marks for 1997 Kia Sportage?

I need to know the timing marks for when I put both the cam shafts back on and the head torque specifications for a 1997 KIA Sportage, two wheel drive.


What mileage should timing belt be changed on 1997 ford contour?

80,ooo miles


How do you set the timing on a 1997 Toyota Tacoma 2.4 liter?

What are timing marks for 97 tacoma 2.4


1600 brava timing marks?

does any body out there know how to set timing marks on fiat brava/bravo 1600 1997 on the year thanx martin.


Does it damage the engine if the timing belt breaks on a 1997 contour with the 4 cylinder engine?

i HAVE A 98 AND THE BELT BROKE TWICE AND DID NO DAMAGE TO THE ENGINE. The first time I was on freeway doing 75 and it broke. I have a '97 Contour and had no damage to the engine when my timing belt broke. Make sure you check your pulleys to ensure that the bearings are good. Mine were not and had to replace them.


Where are timing marks 0n 1997 Pontiac grand am se 2.4 16 valve overhead cam?

Timing on 1997 pontiac grand am 2.4


Where are the timing marks on a 1997 Honda CR V?

On the crankshaft - located between the two belt pulleys, there are marks cut into the pulley wheel itself. The WHITE mark signifies TDC, and the ones marked in RED are the timing marks.


Does a 97 jeep wrangler 2.5 liter 4 cylinder have a timing chain or belt?

The 2.5 liter four cylinder engine in a 1997 Jeep Wrangler has a timing CHAIN


What are the timing marks on a 1996 Subaru Impreza or how do you set it without the use of a timing light?

It should bethe same as a 1997 and there will be no way to adjust the timing as it is an electronic ignition. If you are changing the timing belt and looking for the top dead center marks (TDC) That is a different matter...


How do you fix a timing chain on a 1997 Ford Contour GL?

It is a timing belt and it is best to replace the idler, tensioner and belt at once. Also, the water pump if it is high mileage.


When do you replace the timing belt in a 1997 Toyota Camry 4-cylinder 2.2 liter?

The Gates website ( they make timing belts etcetera ) shows for the 2.2 liter four cylinder engine in a 1997 Toyota Camry : ( they recommend changing the timing belt at 60,000 miles severe )


How do you reset the timing after the timing belt breaks on a 1997 Mazda MPV 3.0 2WD?

all timing marks are on the belts and cams. just line them all up and it will be timed


Does a 1997 Ford Expedition have a timing chain?

On a 1997 Ford Expedition : Yes , both the 4.6 and 5.4 litre V8 engines have one timing CHAIN to each cylinder head , so there are two timing CHAINS