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Ford Mercury Timing Belt and Component Kit Gates TCK294A - GAEEK00110

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Gates (TCK294A) Timing Belt & Component Kit

This Gates timing belt component kit is just what you need to keep your vehicle in good running order.

Our timing belt sets come from a company that is committed to supplying components that are engineered and manufactured under strict quality control procedures. They are leaders in timing component quality which provides you with the highest quality parts available on the market.

This high quality timing belt kit contains the following pieces and has the following specifications:

  • (1) - Timing Belt
  • (1) - Tensioner
  • (2) - Idlers

Most car manufacturers recommend changing your timing belt between 50,000 and 70,000 miles (consult your owner's manual to see what your specific manufacturer suggests).

These parts are authentic Gates brand products that are supplied and packaged by Gates. Some of the components included in this kit may be sourced by Gates from other high quality suppliers such as Aisin, GMB, Koyo & other OEM suppliers. These parts are subjected to the very same testing and quality standards as all Gates products.

Item Condition: New

2 Year Warranty

This item is backed by a 2 Year Warranty. In the event this item should fail during intended use, we will exchange the part free of charge (excludes shipping charges) for the original purchaser.

  1. step : Removing the Motor Mount (0:27)
    • Remove 10 mm coolant reservoir mounting bracket bolt
    • Move the coolant reservoir aside
    • Remove the four 8 mm cam cover bolts
    • Support the engine from below with a floor jack
    • Remove the two 18 mm motor mount nuts
    • Remove the three 15 mm motor mount bracket bolts
    • Remove the motor mount
    • Remove the motor mount studs with an E10 socket
    • Remove the cam gear cover
  2. step : Removing the Serpentine Belt and Pulleys (6:33)
    • Loosen the three 10 mm water pump pulley bolts
    • Turn the serpentine belt tensioner counter clockwise using a 14 mm wrench to remove tension from the belt
    • Remove the serpentine belt
    • Remove the three water pump pulley bolts
    • Jack the engine up
    • Remove the water pump pulley
    • Remove the 13 mm idler pulley bolt
    • Remove the 13 mm idler pulley and spacer
  3. step : Removing the Timing Covers (10:56)
    • Remove the three 13 mm bolts and one T50 bolt
    • You will need to remove the water pump pulley to access the T50 bolt, which may require raising the vehicle and removing the passenger side wheel
    • Remove the18 mm harmonic balancer bolt
    • Remove the harmonic balancer
    • Reinstall the 18 mm harmonic balancer bolt
    • Remove the 2 8 mm bolts to remove the lower timing cover
    • Use the 18 mm harmonic balancer bolt to turn the crank shaft
    • Always turn the crank shaft clockwise
    • Use the crank shaft keyway for the harmonic balancer as a guide to get near top dead center
    • Turn the crank until the keyway is indexed at roughly twelve o'clock relative to the position of the camshafts
  4. step : Removing the Valve Cover (17:25)
    • Remove the throttle cable retaining clip
    • Remove the throttle cable end from the grommet
    • Remove the cruise control cable end from the throttle post
    • Remove each cable housing end from the bracket
    • Set the cables aside
    • Twist and pull up to remove the spark plug end of each ignition wire
    • If the ignition coil is not numbered, number the cables according to cylinder beforehand
    • Loosen, then remove, the 10 8 mm valve cover bolts
    • Loosen the vent hose clamp and remove the vent hose
    • Pry up carefully to remove the valve cover
  5. step : Finding Top Dead Center (23:12)
    • Remove the cylinder 1 spark plug using a 5/8 spark plug socket
    • Insert a screwdriver into cylinder 1 through the spark plug well so that it contacts the piston
    • Turn the crank using the 18 mm harmonic balancer bolt
    • As the crank turns the screwdriver will raise with the piston
    • The piston will be all the way up on the compression stroke for top dead center
    • As you turn the crank listen for compression noise, and look for the crank keyway to be at the twelve o'clock position
  6. step : Removing the Timing Belt and Pulleys (26:20)
    • Locate the 10 mm plug bolt on the engine block, behind the catalyst, and remove it
    • Install the crank pin into the hole
    • Turn the crank to bottom it out on the crank pin
    • Loosen the two T55 cam gear bolts while holding the cam shaft with a 15/16 wrench
    • Turn the 6 mm hex on the tensioner to remove belt tension
    • Remove the 10 mm belt tensioner bolt to remove the tensioner and spacer
    • Remove the timing belt
    • Remove the 15 mm bolt to remove the idler pulley and spacer
    • Remove the T55 cam gear bolts to remove the cam gears
  7. step : Preparing for the Installation (33:24)
    • Clean the head surface so the camshaft alignment tool will lay perfectly flat
    • Align the grooves in the driver side ends of the cam shafts so that the alignment tool fits in the grooves
    • Twist the camshafts with a 15/16 wrench if necessary
    • Tap the alignment tool in if necessary
    • The alignment tool should fit flush against the camshafts
    • Carefully pry out the camshaft seals on the gear end of the shafts
    • Clean around the seal seat, and the camshaft
    • Install new cam seals by tapping them in with a socket, or evenly with a punch
    • Use silicone paste on the inside of the seal
    • Loosely install the cam gears
    • Remove the 18 mm bolt to remove the crank gear and shield
    • Remove the crank seal
    • Clean the crank seal seat
    • Install a new crank seal by tapping it in with a socket or evenly with a punch
    • Reinstall the crank shield and gear
    • Clean the timing covers
  8. step : Installing the Timing Belt (48:28)
    • Install the belt around the crank gear, passing the rest of the belt towards the top
    • Install the lower timing cover with the two 8 mm bolts
    • Install the harmonic balancer
    • Install the 18 mm crank bolt
    • Install the timing belt tensioner with the 10 mm bolt, making sure the adjuster alignment tab fits into the slot
    • Install the belt around the cam gears
    • Install the idler pulley with the 15 mm bolt
    • Torque the 15 mm idler pulley bolt to 18 ft-lb
    • Turn the 6 mm hex tensioner adjuster until the arrow aligns with the center of the hole in the alignment tab
    • Torque the 10 mm tensioner pulley bolt to 18 ft-lb while holding the adjuster
    • Remove the camshaft alignment tool
    • Torque the two T55 cam gear bolts to 50 ft-lb while holding the camshaft with a 15/16 wrench
    • Remove the crank pin
    • Reinstall the 10 mm plug bolt
    • Turn the crank several full revolutions while watching the timing belt tensioner
    • The alignment arrow will shift, but the 6 mm hex adjuster should not move
    • If the adjuster moves, timing needs to be set again
    • Install the top timing cover loosely with the four 8 mm bolts
  9. step : Installing the Valve Cover (57:18)
    • Clean the surface of the cylinder head with a scraper and parts cleaner
    • Clean the valve cover with parts cleaner and a brass brush
    • Install the valve cover gasket into the gasket grooves
    • Make sure the gasket is seated evenly and smoothly
    • Apply RTV to the seams on the cam gear side
    • Reinstall the cylinder 1 spark plug and torque it to 11 ft-lb
    • Seat the valve cover and press it down firmly
    • Install the 8 mm valve cover bolts staring from the center
    • Torque the 8 mm valve cover bolts to 7 nm starting from the center
    • Reconnect the vent hose and tighten or replace the hose clamp
    • Insert the ignition cables where the cylinders are numbered 4, 3, 2, 1, with 4 being the closest to the ignition coil
    • Route the cables neatly, and install the included retaining clips
    • Torque the timing cover 8 mm bolts to 7 Nm
    • Insert the throttle and cruise control cable housing ends into the brackets
    • Attach the cruise control cable to the throttle post
    • Attach the throttle cable end over the grommeted post
    • Install the throttle cable retaining clip
  10. step : Installing the Mid Timing Cover (1:17:15)
    • Install the mid timing cover with the T50 bolt and the three 13 mm bolts
    • Torque the four bolts to 50 Nm
    • Torque the 18 mm crank bolt to 87-92 ft-lb
    • Install the motor mount studs into the mid timing cover with an E10 socket
  11. step : Installing the Serpentine Belt and Pulleys (1:21:12)
    • Install the serpentine belt idler pulley with the 13 mm bolt and spacer
    • Torque the idler 13 mm bolt to 40 Nm
    • Install the water pump pulley with the three 10 mm bolts
    • Install the serpentine belt
    • Route the belt under the crank and power steering pulleys, over the AC condenser pulley, under the idler pulley, around the alternator and water pump pulleys, with the slack held near the tensioner pulley
    • Turn the belt tensioner counter clockwise to fit the belt over the tensioner
    • Release the tensioner
    • Torque the 10 mm water pump pulley bolts to 18 ft-lb
    • Position the motor mount
    • Install the two 18 mm motor mount nuts
    • Install the three 15 mm motor mount bracket bolts
    • Torque the nuts and bolts to 80 Nm or 59 ft-lb
    • Reposition the coolant reservoir
    • Reinstall the 10 mm reservoir mounting bracket bolt
  12. step : Installing the Wheel (1:29:17)
    • Install the wheel onto the wheel studs
    • Install the 19 mm lug nuts
    • Tighten the lug nuts by hand in a crossing pattern
    • Lower the vehicle with minimal weight on the wheel
    • Torque the lug nuts to 94 ft-lb in a crossing pattern

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Razor Blade / Gasket Scraper
  • Jack Stands
  • Floor Jack

  • Hex Wrenches

  • 6mm Hex Socket

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • RTV
  • Silicone Paste

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Ratchet
  • Torque Wrench

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Pry Bar
  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 13mm Socket
  • 15mm Socket
  • 18mm Socket
  • 19mm Socket
  • 8mm Socket
  • 10mm Socket

  • Sockets - SAE

  • 15/16 Inch Socket
  • 5/8 Inch Spark Plug Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Ford Camshaft Alignment Tool Kit

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

  • T50 Socket
  • E10 Socket

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 10mm Wrench
  • 13mm Wrench
  • 14mm Wrench

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