How to line up dohc with crank

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Took old cracked belt off. One cam moved. Not sure which one. Had marks on gears. Lined them up but wont start. And there are many opinions...but is this engine an interference engine??
 

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I am going to assume this is a vin # 3

There are no timing marks.

So follow the instructions in the following pdf.

You will need to make your own flat bar for the camshafts. Its a plate really for camshaft alignment, you will also need to improvise for the timing peg.

There is what ford calls a blanking plug, remove that and use a appropriate punch that will auto align the crank to TDC, After that, your set. So, here is that PDF.
 

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The timing peg and flat bar looks like this, but I made my own from and old punch mostly just grind-ed, it to look likes the picture below, didn't really care if it was threaded or not, have used it for every zetec I do.
For the flat bar I use what ever I can wedge in the cam slots that fits snug, mostly, I use a file I have.
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Took old cracked belt off. One cam moved. Not sure which one. Had marks on gears. Lined them up but wont start. And there are many opinions...but is this engine an interference engine??
I moved one cam over a tooth and it starts, but is still out of time, as it does not rev as it should.
 

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It is fixed! Thank you!
Cool, but that doesn't say much.

I feel cheated out like I just got screwed seeing the new wonder woman movie. I went to see that with my girl. I came out of that movie thinking what a crock of shyster. She was girl power all the way after that. I was just thinking about how much I had just spent on popcorn and other stuff. Half day wages for THIS!!!??? ANd me being the man I am, I said to myself, this better be worth the BJ.

:confused::eek::p;):giveup:

So, jokes and real life aside, how did you fix it?
 

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This thread reminds me of that ugly Escort with DOHC that I was plagued with a while back. I still have the bar I made, think I used a drill bit to pin the pulley...
 

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Yup, I remember that thread very well. Same thing, different car. Anyway, he says he got it fixed, I am just curious if he fabricated his own things or found another way.

We will wait and see.
 

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Yup, I remember that thread very well. Same thing, different car. Anyway, he says he got it fixed, I am just curious if he fabricated his own things or found another way.

We will wait and see.
Sorry guys! Wow! That would be a long write up. But yes, i cranked no. 1 piston to tdc and found that the exhaust cam was out, had to remove idler, tensioner and sprockets. Aligned exhaust cam with intake cam by setting the file across the rear of cam. Re connected and torqued everything. Car started immediately and idled smooth. And thank you for your help guys!
 

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Many will be glad you got this fixed, and posted how you did it. Thanks, jd