I asked you a couple weeks ago about a 97 mystique 2.0l that spun the timing belt. One of the pulleys came apart. Come to find out it's a 98 built in 97. Found out when none of the new pulleys were the right size. Can this be fixed or is there internal damage?
Country: United StatesMake: MercuryModel: Mystique GSYear: 1998Engine: 2.0 L
pulleys and belts are off.
Hello again, you will be ok. None of the 2.0 Contour/Mystique engines are interferance type. So no damage will be done when the belt breaks. Thanks
Worked for Ford, Linc, Mercury for 6 years
I have the bar for the cams and the pin for the crank in. Whats next? I shouldnt have to loosen the cam pulleys should I?
As a rule, yes. This ensures the cams are right. More than 1 degree off makes the engine light come on and it goes into limp mode. Since this is a Zetec,, the exhaust cam has a plug that needs to be removed that covers the.cam pulley attaching bolt. It is in the center and looks like the bolt that holds the pulley on.
The eexhaust cam is the one with the big hub? What am i setting it too?
the bar holds the cams, and the bolt that holds the pulleys to the cams is loosened to allow the belt to self align the pulleys. There are no keyways or pins on the cam pulleys, only the bolt holds them aligned.
I'm not getting it. Theres no belt on. The pulleys are on the cam in the same location when the belt skipped (pulley failure). Still not understanding what needs to be aligned.
There are no alignment marks on anything. You simply loosen the camshaft pulley attaching bolts to allow the puleys to rotate on the camshafts. Then with the bar installed in the rear of the cams and the crank turned against the stop bolt, tighten the belt tensioner to take the slack out of the belt. Now tighten the pulley bolts while holding the cams from turning using a wrench on the hex area a little behind the pulley ends. This is the alignment procedure. Since there are no keyways on the pulleys, they will simply spin on the camshafts. If you get a belt that is not exactly the same as the original, it will change the timing of the pulleys in relation to th e crankshaft. This is why you reset the pulleys everytime the belt is removed, replaced or any timing component replaced.
aaahhhh!!! Got ya!! Thanks for your patience!!!!