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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-14-11, 03:39 PM Thread Starter
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Question 1984 Mercury Lynx 1.6 Question

We got a 1984 Mercury Lynx that has been sitting in a garage since 1985.

The water pump went bad and when started the timing jumped. My question is on the camshaft gear there is a arrow inside one of the holes, should that arrow be pointing up or down when setting the gears for new timing belt.

It's on a 1.6 motor.

I cant find no timing marks or anything on the head that shows where this arrow should be pointing. (up or down toward they crank pulley)

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Re: 1984 Mercury Lynx 1.6 Question

Looking at the pictures its pointing up but they still say to point at timing mark and the motor dont have one.. :)
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Re: 1984 Mercury Lynx 1.6 Question

Hope this helps. If yours don't have the pointer, notice the key location on the cam @ 6 o'clock position.


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Re: 1984 Mercury Lynx 1.6 Question

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Re: 1984 Mercury Lynx 1.6 Question

Maybe someone else can confirm this, but unless I am mistaken the 1.6 was an interference engine meaning you probably have other issues besides just a bad timing belt and water pump. I know the 1.9 or 2.0 was non interference, but I'm pretty sure the 1.6 wasn't.
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