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Replacing timing belt on a 93 ford escord 1.9 what to take off to get to the timing belt

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Click on the following free direct Links.
This 1st Link has the Diagrams for Removal of the front of the engine components to reach the Timing Belt Covers: DEPENDING ON THE OPTIONS (AC/NO AC) ON YOUR 1.9L ENGINE (SOHC) - Some components do not need to be totally removed, but loosened and swung/kept out of the way inorder to gain full access to the Timing Belt Cover. NOTE: the Water Pump Pulley removal pictorial instructions.
This 2nd Link has Timing Belt Diagrams for your 1993 Ford Escort, including Diagrams for the Timing Belt Covers. Your Engine the 1.9L is the Single Overhead Cam.
This type forum to answer that question would literally take dozens of pages. I would strongly suggest you purchase a Haynes or Chilton Manual available at most auto parts stores. You will need the Torque Specifications for each and every Bolt and Nut involved.
Let me know if this helped.

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  2. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  3. Remove accessory drive belt.
  4. Remove the timing belt cover.
  5. Align the timing mark on the camshaft sprocket with the timing mark on the cylinder head.
  6. Confirm that the timing mark on the crankshaft sprocket is aligned with the timing mark on the oil pump housing.
  7. Loosen the belt tensioner attaching bolt.
  8. Pry the tensioner away from the timing belt and tighten the attaching bolt.
  9. Remove the spark plugs.
  10. Remove the RH engine mount and raise the vehicle.
  11. Remove the splash shield.
  12. Remove the crankshaft damper.
  13. Remove the timing belt.

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Note: Do not mix 1/2 round and trapazoidal belt tooth profiles. This can cause premature belt wear, also the belt is meant to run in a dry environment. For maximum belt life, no oil or belt dressing compound should be applied to the timing belt.

  1. Install the timing belt over the sprockets in a counterclockwise direction starting at the crankshaft. Keep the belt span from the crankshaft to the camshaft tight while installing over the remaining sprocket.
  2. Loosen the belt tensioner attaching bolt, allowing the tensioner to snap against the belt.
CAUTION: Do not rotate crankshaft with the spark plugs installed .

Note: Do not turn the engine counterclockwise to line up the timing marks. After rotation, recheck camshaft timing marks for alignment. This will verify that the belt has not skipped a tooth during rotation.

  1. Rotate the crankshaft clockwise two complete revolutions (720 degrees) stopping at top dead center. This will allow the tensioner spring to load the timing belt.
  2. Tighten the belt tensioner attaching bolt to 23-30 Nm (17-22 lb-ft) .
  3. Install the crankshaft damper.
  4. Install the splash shield.
  5. Lower the vehicle.
  6. Install the RH engine mount.
  7. Install the spark plugs.
  8. Install the timing belt cover.
  9. Install the accessory drive belt automatic tensioner.
  10. Install the accessory drive belt.
  11. Connect the negative battery cable.

Posted on Mar 29, 2010

  • Mountainm443 May 08, 2012

    Why take a spark plug or all? What if I don't?

  • ras640
    ras640 Dec 24, 2012

    removing them keeps you from having compression in the cylinders. Compression can kick you past the point you need to stop at,it makes thge engine harder to turn,and it could kick the crankshaft backwards throwing off the belt tension as you are trying to set the marks. dont be lazy-it causes mistakes.



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