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Steve, Ford Technician
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I have this 05 escape, 2.3 the chain jumped on. 100K miles.

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I have this 05 escape, 2.3 the chain jumped on. 100K miles. A ral rat. I found article on this site stating I can use a straight edge on the cams for timing alignment. I am assuming there is a slot behind the gears. How do I know the cams are right side up?
TDC I got. These seem to be pretty boiler plate and straight forward.
It's a 77 year old lady who is just scraping by on SS.
It shut down normally a few days ago, but was popping the next time she went to start it. I haven't gotten to the leak down yet.
FYI, I am an electrical engineer and a very advanced Shade tree. Do it all except steering boxes. Mopar/Cummins guy
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.

Hi my name is***** will be the expert helping you.

You can use a flat bar and the slots are at the end of the camshaft opposite of the ting gears

Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.

You also need a special tool for the alignment of the crankshaft

Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.

copy and past the url below to your browser for special tool for the crank alignment

Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.

For complete directions to align the cam and crank see url below

Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.

Please let me know if you have any further questions.

Please remember to rat this question with excellent service Thanks