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    Thought I would post locally and see if I might get lucky....

    The timing belt broke on my 98 'tour and I am in the middle of replacing it. I am looking for the camshaft alignment tool/cranksaft pin and I'm trying to find one locally so I wont get hammered by shippping charges. (almost as much at the kit ) I was wondering if anyone local to the Everett area had the kit I could borrow or tell me where to get one locally? Brien ford had NO clue what I was talking about.

    Thanks,

    Jerry
    98 'tour SE Zetec, ATX
    95 Impala SS BBB

  • #2
    Sorry, I don't have one for a Contour.

    Have one for a VW diesel though!

    Try different deep dell socket sizes. You can usually find one that works.

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    • #3
      Ha, dont think that will work.

      Thanks for the idea. I will check it out.
      98 'tour SE Zetec, ATX
      95 Impala SS BBB

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      • #4
        Are you looking for the tool that allows you to get some slack in the belt?... cause i have a different method that works as well
        1999 Contour SVT Black. Crashed November 12, 2006
        Being Fixed. But still Driving it.
        (oo>(SVT)<oo)
        oxxxxxxxxxxxo

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        • #5
          I scrounged around and found enough flat metal to align the cams (pretty tight fit). Used the screwdriver in the #1 plug hole along the key on the crankshaft at 12:00 to find TDC. FINALLY got the belt on. What a PITA . Cranked it around 2 times and was able to just barely get the metal pieces in the end of the cam.....

          Am I golden?

          Didnt loosen up the cam sprockets..........
          98 'tour SE Zetec, ATX
          95 Impala SS BBB

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          • #6
            You should replace the tentioner and pully those plastic parts wear and you may have additional problems soon if you don't.
            Proud Dad of a US Marine

            99 Contour SE Sport / V6 MTX
            95 Contour GL / 4banger ATX - Like no other.

            "its not shot it just grinds a little when going into third" - tjzollman 2/25/08

            Try to be as good a person, as your dog thinks you are....

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Aussie Ford View Post
              You should replace the tentioner and pully those plastic parts wear and you may have additional problems soon if you don't.
              Yes, I did replace them. They didnt look too bad except for the lower one that had a little bit of play.

              Thanks for bringing it up. I dont know why anyone wouldnt want to replace them while its opened up.
              98 'tour SE Zetec, ATX
              95 Impala SS BBB

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              • #8
                Double, triple checked the timing put her all back together and she started right up! Idles great and seems to have a bit more pep too. I am leaving the upper timing belt cover off to see how the belt behaves but as of now its tracking about 3/16ths of an inch from the edge of the cam sprokets.
                98 'tour SE Zetec, ATX
                95 Impala SS BBB

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                • #9
                  is that where the other one did?
                  Proud Dad of a US Marine

                  99 Contour SE Sport / V6 MTX
                  95 Contour GL / 4banger ATX - Like no other.

                  "its not shot it just grinds a little when going into third" - tjzollman 2/25/08

                  Try to be as good a person, as your dog thinks you are....

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                  • #10
                    Dont know because the belt broke. Hasnt moved over any so I think I am OK.
                    98 'tour SE Zetec, ATX
                    95 Impala SS BBB

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