I have a 99 escort, 125,000 miles.I know I should have changed it long ago.
I am what sounds like a little backfire inside the exhaust. (It is not a
loud bang, but very muffled.) I thought maybe it jumped time, so its time to
change it( and water pump).
When I try to line up the timing marks while installing the new belt, they
do not line up exactly. With everything tightened back down, I turn the
motor over two complete turns and check marks . The crank sprocket is lined
up with the timing mark, but the cam is not. If I move the belt over one
tooth, then the mark is off an equal distance on the other side. It seems to
be 1/2 tooth off. Am I doing something wrong or should it be off to one
side, and if so which side.
Sorry about the long post.
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