Continental 2000-2002

Timing Chain Cover, Chain, Sprockets, & Seal

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Removal & Installation




WARNING
This is an interference engine. When the timing chains are removed and the cylinder heads are installed, the crankshaft and/or camshafts must not be rotated unless as directed in this procedure. Failure to follow these instructions will result in valve and/or piston damage.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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  3. Remove the engine from the vehicle and mount it on a suitable workstand.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:
    NOTE
    If the rocker arms are to be reused, label them as they are removed so they can be reinstalled in their original locations.



    Accessory drive belt and tensioner
     
    Idler pulley
     
    Alternator
     
    Power steering pump
     
    Water pump
     
    Crankshaft pulley
     
    Front crankshaft seal
     
    Crankshaft Position (CKP) sensor
     
    Camshaft Position (CMP) sensor
     
    Engine control sensor wiring harness
     
    Ignition coils
     
    Valve covers
     



    Rocker arms
     
    Front cover
     

  6.  
  7. Rotate the crankshaft to place the piston for No. 1 cylinder at Top Dead Center (TDC) on its compression stroke.
  8.  
  9. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Right primary timing chain tensioner
     
    Right primary timing chain tensioner arm and chain guide
     
    Right primary timing chain and sprockets
     
    Left primary timing chain tensioner
     
    Left primary timing chain tensioner arm and chain guide
     
    Left primary timing chain and sprockets
     

  10.  
  11. Compress the secondary chain tensioners and install locking pins.
  12.  
  13. Remove or disconnect the following:

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    Fig. Secondary timing chain tensioner and locking pin



    Left and right secondary timing chains and sprockets
     
    Camshaft Holding and Camshaft Positioning tools
     

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To install:

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Fig. Position the camshafts for timing chain installation

  1. Position the camshafts as shown for timing chain installation.
  2.  
  3. Install the secondary timing chains and sprockets. Do not tighten the sprocket bolts at this time.
  4.  
  5. Tension the secondary timing chains with the special tool Secondary Timing Chain Tensioning Tool T93P-6256-BH.

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    Fig. Secondary timing chain tensioning tool

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  7. Install Camshaft Positioning tool T93P-6256-A in the rear D-slots of the camshaft.

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    Fig. Install the Camshaft Positioning tool



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    Fig. Install the Camshaft Holding tool to secure the camshafts and prevent damage to the Camshaft Positioning Tool

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  9. Install Camshaft Holding tool T93P-6256-AH onto the camshafts to keep the camshafts from rotating and to prevent damaging the camshaft positioning tool.
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  11. Tighten the secondary timing chain sprocket bolts to 81-95 ft. lbs. (110-130 Nm).
  12.  
  13. Remove the secondary timing chain tensioner locking pins and remove the tensioner tool.

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    Fig. Turn the crankshaft to the 9 o-clock position for timing chain installation

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  15. Position the crankshaft so that the keyway is at 9 o-clock as shown.
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  17. Compress the primary timing chain tensioners and install locking pins.
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  19. Install the crankshaft timing sprockets arranged as shown.

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    Fig. Crankshaft timing sprocket installation

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  21. Align the copper colored primary timing chain links with the sprocket timing marks as shown.

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    Fig. Correct alignment of the primary timing chains and sprockets

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  23. Install or connect the following:

    Left primary timing chain and sprockets
     
    Left primary timing chain tensioner arm and chain guide
     
    Left primary timing chain tensioner
     
    Right primary timing chain and sprockets
     
    Right primary timing chain tensioner arm and chain guide
     
    Right primary timing chain tensioner
     

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  25. Tighten the camshaft sprocket bolts to 81-95 ft. lbs. (110-130 Nm).
  26.  
  27. Remove the primary timing chain tensioner locking pins.
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  29. Remove the Camshaft Holding and Camshaft Positioning tools.

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    Fig. Front cover torque sequence



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    Fig. Apply sealer to these locations

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  31. Install or connect the following:

    Front cover. Tighten the bolts in sequence to 15-22 ft. lbs. (20-30 Nm).
     
    Rocker arms in their original positions
     
    Valve covers
     
    Ignition coils
     
    CMP sensor
     
    CKP sensor
     
    Engine control sensor wiring harness
     
    Front crankshaft seal
     

  32.  
  33. Install the crankshaft pulley and tighten the bolt as follows:
    1. Step 1: 89 ft. lbs. (120 Nm)
    2.  
    3. Step 2: Loosen the bolt
    4.  
    5. Step 3: 39 ft. lbs. (53 Nm)
    6.  
    7. Step 4: Plus 90 degrees
    8.  

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  35. Install or connect the following:

    Water pump
     
    Power steering pump
     
    Alternator
     
    Idler pulley and tensioner. Tighten the bolts to 15-22 ft. lbs. (20-30 Nm).
     
    Accessory drive belt
     

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  37. Remove the engine from the workstand and install in the vehicle.
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  39. Restore all fluid levels.
  40.  
  41. Run the engine and check for leaks and proper operation.
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