The Ford car engine family is just like all the others when it comes to ignition timing, and this is something that any modestly skilled home mechanic can do. Whether your Ford car is an older model, with a vacuum advance on the distributor, or a later model that is fully electronic, it isn't a difficult procedure to do at all. Locate the timing mark notch on the harmonic balancer. If the mark is not visible "bump" the engine over by turning the ignition key to engage the starter then immediately releasing it do not allow the engine to start. Observe the balancer each time. Once the mark is visible, chalk or paint a line around it.
Ford CVH engine
Ford CVH engine - Wikipedia
Your six-year-old econobox is starting to show a bit of wear and tear, but everything mechanical still works fine. Until it doesn't. Specifically, the engine suddenly goes dead silent one fine day. Your mechanic says your timing belt failed, then he chuckles into his shirt pocket. Now he gets to charge you for the tow, the belt replacement and a valve job, because there's no compression on two cylinders. You're one of the unfortunates with an "interference engine" -- an engine that can leave one or more valves still propped open far enough to contact a piston when the belt parts. Sadly, sales brochures don't list whether an engine might suffer catastrophic damage if the belt goes.
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Hardlymoving writes about do-it-yourself automobile maintenance on various makes and models. You can't drive your Camry forever without replacing the timing belt, its pulleys, and maybe other related parts. It's a big job, but with some tools and mechanical aptitude you can do it yourself. The Toyota 5SFE motor is a four-cylinder, 2. Toyota recommends replacing the timing belt for the 5SFE engine at either 60, or 90, miles based on the year of vehicle manufacture.
Timing belt broke in the shop when turning engine with Crank bolt. I know nothing like last minute. Need to know exact alingments for dbl over head cams.