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Ok, there are 2 different 4cyl engines that came in the 94 escort - the 1.8L and the 1.9L engine. The 1.8L is dohc and the 1.9 is sohc. 8th digit in VIN code is engine code: if it is 8 then its a 1.8L, and if 1 its a 1.9L engine.
Here are directions for both:
See Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4
Fig. Fig. 1: Timing marks are located on the camshaft pulleys as shown-1.8L engines
Fig. Fig. 2: Make sure that the crankshaft sprocket (timing belt pulley) and oil pump timing marks are aligned-1.8L engines
Fig. Fig. 3: Align the timing belt pulley mark with the tension set mark, at approximately the 10 o'clock position-1.8L engines
Fig. Fig. 4: Check the timing belt deflection at the location shown-1.8L engines
If the timing marks are not aligned, remove the belt and repeat the procedure.
If the timing marks are not aligned, repeat the procedure beginning at Step 9.
See Figures 5 through 10
With the timing belt removed and the No. 1 piston at TDC, do not rotate the camshaft.
Fig. Fig. 5: Align the timing mark on the camshaft sprocket (arrow) with the timing mark on the cylinder head
Fig. Fig. 6: Confirm that the timing mark on the crankshaft sprocket is aligned with the timing mark on the oil pump housing
Fig. Fig. 7: If reinstalling the old timing belt, mark the direction of belt rotation; this will aid during installation
Fig. Fig. 8: Loosen the belt tensioner attaching bolt
Fig. Fig. 9: Pry the tensioner away from the timing belt and retighten the bolt, then slide the belt off the pulleys
Do not mix1/2round and trapezoidal belt tooth profiles, this would cause premature belt wear. Also no belt dressing or oil should be used on the belt.
Do not turn the engine counterclockwise to align the timing marks.
Fig. Fig. 10: Timing belt installation guide and alignment marks-1.9L engines
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