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Old 10-03-2009, 07:27 PM   #1
 
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Timing Belt & Water Pump Questions

I am well underway thanks to the information found in here, but I have a few questions:

Timing Pin - 1) in one of the threads it mentions to turn the crank until it hits and you are then at TDC. 2) Another thread states that the timing pin is not intended to be a "block" the engine or to prevent the crankshaft from moving - if you can completely insert the pin then you are at TDC provided your cam bar tool goes into the slots. 3) My Haynes manual leans more to the advice in number 1. I have the cam bar tool in the slots and the pin fits all the way in. Please advise your thoughts on this.

Water pump - should I "dress" the o-ring with anything before I install the new water pump? If so, what do you recommend?

Cam sprockets - should I loosen these? I saw some posts where people didn't and some did -- just prior to setting the tenson. Thoughts?

Engine movement - how much is too much, high & low? is it safe to drop or raise the engine 1 inch, 2 inches, more? I have already moved it some to deal with taking the weight off the mount and get to the S-belt idler pulley.

Thanks in advance on the advice on these. I need to finish this up tomorrow, so I really appreciate it.

I have a 2000 ZTS, Zetec engine, 113k miles.


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1) That's how it works
2) Correct, you should not use the pin to hold the crank still. This is referring to when you crank down on the bolt that holds the pulley on. If you leave the pin in, it will just shear it off. The same goes for the cam alignment tool- it's not supposed to hold the cams still so that you can remove the bolt on the cam sprocket. There should be a flattened portion of the camshaft between #1 and #2 that you can put a 21mm or 13/16 wrench on.
3) If the pin is in, and the cam alignment tool is installed- double check that the lobes for the valves for the #1 cylinder are not contacting the buckets.

You shouldn't have to loosen the cam sprockets. You can raise or lower the engine all you want, but you can't rotate the crank or cams until the install is complete, and the cam alignment tool and timing pin have been removed. I would not even put 20 lbs on the crank because just a little crank movement will bend or shear the pin. Make sure you have it secure and watch carefully for any crank movement- the same goes for the cams. As soon as you have a little tension on the bolts- remove the alignment tools and torque as required.
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Thank you for the quick reply. this is my first TB and I don't believe I would have attempted without the information and support from this site. I really appreciate it.
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