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1997 Ford Contour Timing Belt Removing & Installation

August 4th, 2010 · No Comments

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION TIMING BELT
Removal
1. Noting position for installation reference, disconnect secondary wires from spark plugs. Remove spark plugs. 2. Disconnect negative battery cable. Remove air intake resonators. Remove power steering pressure hose bracket from lifting eye, and position aside. 3. Support engine from above using Three Bar Engine Support (D88L-6000-A) or equivalent. Remove upper timing belt cover. 4. Mark position of upper front engine mount before removal. Remove upper front mount. If equipped, disconnect coolant level sensor connector from coolant recovery reservoir. Remove retainers attaching recovery reservoir, and position aside. Remove upper front mount insulator. 5. Loosen water pump pulley bolts. (more…)

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