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John are the timing marks supposed to be located on the pulley?
No black plastic cover on my engine. Just alluminum cover with what looked like an inspection plate cover. Removed the plate (two bolts) expecting it would have an inspection window beneath it but it didnt. Cant even fgure out why the plate is there as it doesnt do anything other than have a sticker with a number on it???
I am assumeing I must remove the alluminum cover and break gasket to inspect?
Yes, the spark plugs are in front of the head.
When you are facing the engine from front is the #1 plug to the far right or the far left?
I dont understand how the serpentine belt breaking could have slipped the timing or timing belt on the engine. Are you suggesting part of the serpentine belt have somehow gotten behind or under the cover and slipped the timing belt?
Is the #1 plug to the far left or far right?
Can the timing be checked by getting the #1 at TDC then removing the spark plug cap which should indicate what cylinder should be firering?
John, just one last question to make sure we are both on the same track.
I did not replace the timing belt I replaced the broken serpentine belt and the car was running when it broke so how did the timing get off????
Car has 150,000. Ran great before serpentine broke. I put a scan tool on it but most of the codes wont indicate anything because the car wont run only turns over?
I know I have spark-- how can I confirm I'm getting fuel?? Why would Ford make an engine that the timing couldnt be checked with out tearing into the engine??