What is the correct timing position on a 1999 Ford Escort ZX2?
the correct timing position can be done by locating top dead center (TDC) on cylinder number 1 and by aligning the timing slots found on the end of the cams opposite the cam gears then properly adjusting the tensioner pulley
There is no timing mark for the crank pulley. It has a ring behind it with teeth. One of the teeth are missing. The crankshaft position sender picks up a magnetic electrical pulse that determines when that cylinder is to fire. The timing is controlled by the PCM (Power Control Module). The timing can't be set.
The 1999 Ford Escort Scheduled Maintenance Guide shows : For the 2.0 litre four cylinder engine ( SOHC and DOHC ) ( Inspect at 120,000 miles ) -------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Gates website ( they make timing belts etcetera ) shows : ( Inspect at 120,000 miles / replace if necessary ) * it also shows that the engines are INTERFERENCE ENGINES
According to the 1999 Ford Escort Scheduled Maintenance Guide : For the 2.0 liter SOHC and DOHC engines : ( INSPECT at 120,000 miles ) The Gates website ( they make timing belts etcetera ) shows : ( INSPECT at 120,000 miles / REPLACE if necessary ) * the Gates website also shows that both the 2.0 liter DOHC and SOHC four cylinder engines in a 1999 Ford Escort are ( INTERFERENCE ENGINES )
First question I have to ask is why you need to replace this sensor? I had a situation where my dealer replaced my timing belt INCORRECTLY (off by a few degrees) and the car threw some codes indicating VCT sensor and Cam Position sensor were bad. Got somebody else to re-install the timing belt, and all was OK. Check there first if you have had a timing belt replacement recently... On our 2000 ford escort…
Your 1999 escort ZX2 was eating timing belts you are told it's a thrust bearing issue what are my options?
Yes , according to the Gates website ( they make timing belts etc. ) both the SOHC and DOHC 2.0 liter engines used in the 1999 Ford Escort are interference engines EDIT -- the DOHC engine used in the escort zx2 is a non-interference engine. The Gates website and any other which mention the zx2 as an interference engine are wrong
The 1999 Ford Escort takes a 20" drivers side wiper blade and a 18" passenger side wiper blade (14" on the rear if applicable). Be sure to always lookup the exact part numbers for the brand of wipers you decide to purchase. This not only ensures the correct lengths but also the correct attachments. See related links below.
The first thing your are going to need is a couple special tools that lock the camshafts in position so you can undo the VVT hub from the cam without moving it. The VVT hub timing is very critical and being off just a little will keep the check engine light coming on until the timing is corrected. Plus the cams need to be in their correct position with the crankshaft or valve damage will…