Your Vehicle: 2001 Ford Escort ZX2 L4-2.0L DOHC VIN 3
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NOTE: Ford does not provide camshaft gear timing marks, or information to perform timing belt service without the special tools shown in this procedure.

Engine-Manual Transaxle

Special Tools

Special Tool(s)

  1. Remove the hood.
  2. WARNING: Do not smoke or carry lighted tobacco or open flame of any type when working on or near any fuel related components. Highly flammable mixtures are always present and may be ignited, resulting in possible personal injury.

Relieve the fuel system pressure.

  1. Remove the battery.
  2. Remove the battery tray.
  3. Remove the throttle return spring.
  4. Remove the air cleaner assembly.


  1. Remove the constant control relay module and bracket as an assembly.
  2. Drain the engine coolant.
  3. Remove the radiator coolant recovery reservoir.
  4. Recover the A/C system refrigerant.
  5. Remove the air cleaner inlet duct at throttle body.


  1. Disconnect the fuel charging wiring from the connectors.


  1. Disconnect the upper radiator hose.


  1. Disconnect the heater water hoses.
  2. Disconnect the fuel line.
  3. Remove the radiator.


  1. Disconnect the three vacuum lines.


  1. Disconnect the accelerator cable and the speed control actuator cable.


  1. Disconnect the accelerator cable, the speed control actuator cable and the brackets.
  2. Disconnect the heated oxygen sensors (HO2S) .
  3. Disconnect the power steering return hose and bracket.
  4. Disconnect the A/C compressor to condenser discharge line.
  5. Remove the line block from the compressor.
  6. Remove the catalytic converter.
  7. Disconnect the transaxle control rod and support.


  1. Remove the front roll restrictor.


  1. Remove the nuts.
  2. Remove the halfshafts.
  3. Lower the vehicle.


  1. Disconnect the wiring harness guide from the engine and transaxle mount.


  1. Disconnect the vehicle speed sensor (VSS) .
  2. Disconnect the generator wiring harness.


  1. Disconnect the hydraulic clutch line.


  1. Disconnect the fuel charging wiring.
    • Remove the bolts.
    • Disconnect the harness.
  1. Remove the power steering line bracket.
  2. Support the engine with a floor crane.


  1. Remove the nuts and bolts.


  1. Remove the bolt.
  2. Remove the engine and transaxle as an assembly.


  1. Remove the ten bolts.


  1. Remove the bolts.
  2. Remove the clutch.
  3. Remove rear cover plate and dowels.
  4. Mount the engine on a suitable engine stand.
  5. Remove lifting equipment.