All Vehicles 1. CAUTION: The maximum amount by which the engine management system will adjust the camshaft timing (VCT control unit) is limited to two degrees. As a result of this an extremely high degree of accuracy is required for any work which affects the valve timing. NOTE: The locations of engine mountings and engine support insulators are described looking from the transaxle to the engine. NOTE: Operation steps which only apply to certain model variants and therefore do not apply to all vehicles are clearly marked. Disconnect the battery ground cable. 2. Raise and support the vehicle. For additional information. 3. Loosen the right-hand front wheel nuts. 4. Remove the right-hand front wheel. 5. Remove the engine underschield (if equipped) 6. Remove the right-hand front splash shield. 7. NOTE: Mark the accessory drive belt direction if the belt is to be reused.
Remove the accessory drive belt. 1. 2. 3. 4. Loosen the water pump pulley bolts. Working clockwise, loosen the belt and remove it. Remove the water pump pulley. Remove the belt idler pulley. 9. CAUTION: The removal of the lower part of the engine front cover is necessary to avoid damage to the timing belt. Remove the lower part of the engine front cover. Vehicles with manual transaxle 10. Loosen the center bolt of the right-hand engine support insulator two turns. Vehicles with automatic transaxle 11. Loosen the center bolt of the right-hand engine support insulator two turns. All Vehicles 12. Loosen the center bolt of the left-hand engine support insulator two turns. 13. Lower the vehicle. 14. Detach the coolant expansion tank and position it to one side. 15. CAUTION: Use a block of wood between the oil pan and the floor jack. Position the floor jack under the oil pan and raise slightly to release the pressure on the front insulator.Related Entry : 1999 Ford ContourSE manual for timing belt,