99 zx2 2.0 DOHC threw timing belt while driving need help timing both camsshafts toge - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
ยป Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Ford Cars and PAG Vehicles > Ford Escort | Ford Laser | Ford TX3 | Ford Sierra | Mercury Capri
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

Ford Escort | Ford Laser | Ford TX3 | Ford Sierra | Mercury Capri Forum for discussion of the Ford Laser, Ford TX3, Ford Escort, Ford Sierra and Mercury Capri.

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-05-2007, 19:40   #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 3
confused 99 zx2 2.0 DOHC threw timing belt while driving need help timing both camsshafts toge

I was driving home when my engine shut down. My timing belt failed and broke. Now since i was driving when it shut down the cams are out of time with the crankshaft. In my haynes repair manual the information is incorrect. i have the engine at tdc #1 but how do i get the cams in time? there are no visible markings on the cam sprockets, or the block. Can anyone help me?
ILWrestler160 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-07-2007, 11:18   #2 (permalink)
Hi-Tech Redneck
 
Johnny Mullet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Ashtabula, Ohio
Age: 43
Posts: 1,486
Re: 99 zx2 2.0 DOHC threw timing belt while driving need help timing both camsshafts toge

Ummm. You need special tools to do that job.

A TDC timing peg needs to be installed in the plug by the CKP sensor and then the alignment tool goes on top of the head.
Johnny Mullet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2007, 08:23   #3 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 3
Re: 99 zx2 2.0 DOHC threw timing belt while driving need help timing both camsshafts toge

CKP Sensor? Crank Position sensor?
ILWrestler160 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2007, 11:34   #4 (permalink)
Hi-Tech Redneck
 
Johnny Mullet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Ashtabula, Ohio
Age: 43
Posts: 1,486
Re: 99 zx2 2.0 DOHC threw timing belt while driving need help timing both camsshafts

Yes. I wish there was an easy way to explain it online. Here goes...........

Here are the special tools.............



Remove the spark plugs.
Remove the catalytic converter.
Remove the bolts and the splash shield.

Rotate the crankshaft to top dead center (No. 1 cylinder).
Install the Crankshaft TDC Timing Peg.

Rotate the crankshaft clockwise against the peg.


Lower the vehicle.
Remove the water pump pulley.
Remove the valve cover.
Remove the timing belt covers.
Remove the bolt and accelerator cable bracket.

Install the Alignment Tool and align the camshafts.


Relieve the tension on the timing belt tensioner pulley.
Loosen the tensioner pulley bolt.
Release tension on the timing belt by disconnecting the tensioner tab from the timing cover back plate.
Slide the timing belt off camshaft sprockets and crankshaft sprockets.

To install, revere the removal procedure.
Johnny Mullet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2007, 08:37   #5 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 3
Re: 99 zx2 2.0 DOHC threw timing belt while driving need help timing both camsshafts toge

i have the tools just cant find the hole to put the timing peg in thats all i need. then i can do the rest i know the procedure but pulling my hair out from not being able to find the peg hole.
ILWrestler160 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2007, 22:32   #6 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1
Re: 99 zx2 2.0 DOHC threw timing belt while driving need help timing both camsshafts toge

hi guys,

i`m going through the same thing right now, don`t have the tools but used a file with feeler gauges on top for the cam alignment.

i can`t seem to find the crank plug for the peg also? i`m assuming its on the intake side of the block in the front near # 1 ? a philips screw driver should work fine for a stop ???

also i found this link for tension adjustment don`t know which method is better but at this time i don`t own a socket to loosen the exhaust cam bolt,
ZX2 Racing.com : Cleaning the MAF

thanks for the help,

gary
tisdelski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2007, 05:12   #7 (permalink)
Hi-Tech Redneck
 
Johnny Mullet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Ashtabula, Ohio
Age: 43
Posts: 1,486
Re: 99 zx2 2.0 DOHC threw timing belt while driving need help timing both camsshafts toge

The hole is next to the Crank sensor on the block. The Crank Sensor is near the Flywheel/Bell housing area on the front of the car on Driver's side.

There is a 10MM bolt that needs removed then the tool goes in.
Johnny Mullet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2007, 21:04   #8 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 8
Re: 99 zx2 2.0 DOHC threw timing belt while driving need help timing both camsshafts toge

Is it possible to do this procedure without removing the cat converter?
ZX2bluegirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2007, 21:19   #9 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 8
Re: 99 zx2 2.0 DOHC threw timing belt while driving need help timing both camsshafts toge

My BF was driving my car today, and on the way to actually pick up a friend who was stranded on the side of the road, my ZX2 began to slowly slow down. There were no noises, and now almost check lights are lit up on the dash. When he tried to restart, the car cranks and has lights/radio, but fails to start. We were thinking since my car has 130,xxx miles on it and is a '99 that it needs a new timing belt. Does this sound reasonable. By reading the info in this thread we have taken most of the car apart and are inspecting parts. There's only 20psi compression, so that was a concern. If this is the case, we have an issue. Due to work prior done on the underside of my car, it's pretty much impossible to take out the cat converter. Does anyone have any suggestions or comments on what might be wrong with my car? Thanks!
ZX2bluegirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2007, 04:15   #10 (permalink)
fordmech
 
backlash1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: NSW Australia
Age: 43
Posts: 315
Re: 99 zx2 2.0 DOHC threw timing belt while driving need help timing both camsshafts toge

Quote:
Originally Posted by ZX2bluegirl
Is it possible to do this procedure without removing the cat converter?
Yes it is, as long as you have a standard size cat there's no need to remove it.
backlash1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Ford Cars and PAG Vehicles > Ford Escort | Ford Laser | Ford TX3 | Ford Sierra | Mercury Capri



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:16.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.