Fiesta Mk4 1.25L Zetec Timing Belt Renewal
Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:37 PM
Planning on changing the timing belt on 1998 1.25L Petrol Zetec engine.
Gathering tools and info at the moment and the info i have at the moment is as follows:
Bought Draper 61262 Camshaft/ Crankshaft locking tools, (Flat bar & TDC Crankshaft pin)
currently looking for flywheel locking tool for this engine,
currently looking for camshaft sprocket counter torque holding tool
considering on buying a Haynes manual for torque specs etc
As far as i know, the crankshaft sprocket is floating as well as the camshaft pulleys, So therefore i will need a torque wrench and an angular torque gauge for the crankshaft bolt, as well as for the camshaft pulleys.
I think i will need a flywheel locking tool for when i torque up the crankshaft bolt (without TDC locating pin inserted). I think i will also need a camshaft sprocket counter torque holding tool, (am i thinking its okay to leave the camshaft locking bar in place whilst using the camshaft holding tool?)
I have air tools to remove the crankshaft bolt as I've heard that it can be tough to get off.
And once i have fitted new belt, tightened all respective pulley bolts, align the tensioner to correct tension, then i rotate engine 2 revolutions then re-insert the timing tools to check.
Any comments or tips much appreciated.
Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:04 PM
Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:41 PM
I don't think i will try putting the car in gear and locking the brakes, i think that would damage the clutch and drive train to be honest.
All i need now is the camshaft pulley counter torque brace and a crankshaft pulley.
Once i get the TDC lined up with the locating pin then i can lock the flywheel and apply torque when i refit the belt, and as for the top end, i think i will fabricate a 'Y' joint flat bar with M10 or M12 bolts and hold the camshaft pulleys in place against the engine bay top support with a piece of wood underneath the holding bar.
Will post once i complete the work with pictures.
Thanks for reading.
Posted 03 April 2013 - 08:17 PM
Is the crankshaft pulley bolt a left handed thread on the Zetec engine?
Many thanks, Chris
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