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-Automatic 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. Disconnect the heated oxygen sensor (HO2S) .
  4. Drain the engine coolant.
  5. Recover the A/C refrigerant.
  6. Remove the catalytic converter.
  7. Remove the radiator splash shield.
  8. Disconnect the starter motor wiring.
  9. Remove the drive belt.
  10. Remove the A/C compressor.


  1. Disconnect the lower radiator hose and heater hose.
  2. Disconnect the power steering pressure line.


  1. Remove the torque converter inspection cover.


  1. Remove the torque converter nuts.


  1. Remove the front roll restrictor.


  1. Remove the nuts.
  2. Remove the driveshafts.
  3. Disconnect the transaxle cooler lines.


  1. Remove the transaxle cooler line bolts.
  2. Remove the air cleaner assembly.


  1. Disconnect the transaxle shift cable.


  1. Disconnect the fuel charging wiring from the transaxle internal wiring harness connector, turbine shaft speed sensor, transaxle range sensor and the heated oxygen sensor connector.
  2. Remove the radiator, fan shroud and fan motor as an assembly.
  3. Remove the transaxle cooler 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 power steering return hose.
  3. Remove the radiator coolant recovery reservoir.
  4. Disconnect the generator wiring.


  1. Disconnect three vacuum lines.


  1. Disconnect the fuel charging wiring harness connectors.


  1. Disconnect the heater water hoses.


  1. Disconnect the vehicle speed sensor (VSS) and ground strap.
  2. Disconnect the fuel line.
  3. Support the engine with a floor crane.


  1. Remove the bolt.


  1. Remove the nuts and bolts.
  2. Remove engine and transaxle as an assembly.


  1. Remove the eight bolts.


  1. Remove the two bolts.
  2. Mount the engine on a suitable engine stand.