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Jim, Auto Technician
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Experience:  Ford Certified in A/C and Electrical Systems, Brakes, Gas and Diesel Engine Repair and SVT Certified
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Timing marks on a 1998 ford contour 2.0 zetec engine

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where are the timing marks on a 1998 ford contour 2.0 zetec engine
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Jim replied 9 years ago.

HelloCustomer, thanks for using just answer, the timing marks are described in the illustration below, the marks on the crank dampner is pretty straight foward, but to set-up the camshafts you will have to remove the valve cover, after removing the valve cover turn the crankshaft until you are on the timing mark, then look at the camshafts to see if they are lined up, the notch in the backside of the cams is offset and the bar will only fit one way, i use a piece of 1/4 inch thick 1inch wide barstock its about 8 to 10 inches long, if the bar slides in then its lined up and your ready to remove the timing belt, other wise rotate the crank until your able to insert the bar.graphic


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