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2001 Ford Escape 2000-01 ENGINES 2.0L DOHC 4-Cylinder - Contour, Cougar, Focus, Escape & Mystique 2000-01 ENGINES 2.0L DOHC 4-Cylinder - Contour, Cougar, Focus, Escape & Mystique ENGINE IDENTIFICATION NOTE: For repair procedures not covere this article, see ENGINE OVERHAUL PROCEDURES article in GENERAL INFORMATION. Engine model may be identified by eighth character of Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). See ENGINE IDENTIFICATION CODE table. VIN is stamped on a plate located on top of instrument panel, near lower left of windshield. VIN is also stamped on Vehicle Certification Label located on left front door pillar. NOTE: VIN Z is an alternative fuel engine. Information on this engine is unavailable from manufacturer. ENGINE IDENTIFICATION CODE ‘Application VIN Cougar 3 Escort 3 Escape B Focus 3 Mystique 3 For general engine information, see GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS table under ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS. ADJUSTMENTS. VALVE CLEARANCE ADJUSTMENT 1. Remove valve covers. Remove timing belt. See TIMING BELT . Measure and record clearance of each valve at base circle. Remove camshaft. See CAMSHAF Remove valve shims, Shims are marked for thickness. Select new shims and mark installation location. Desired clearance is .006" (.15 mm) for intake valves, and .012" (.30 mm) for exhaust valves. Select shim as follows: Shim thickness = measured clearance, plus base shim thickness, minus desired thickness. 3. Replace shims, Install camshaft, Measure new valve clearances and ensure they are within specification. Adjust camshaft timing. See TIMING BELT . Install timing belt. Install valve covers. i TIMING BELT DEFLECTION 2001 Ford Escape 2000-01 ENGINES 2.0L DOHC 4-Cylinder - Contour, Cougar, Focus, Escape & Mystique Timing belt deflection is automatically adjusted by timing belt tensioner. No adjustment is necessary. TROUBLE SHOOTING NOTE: For trouble shooting mechanical engine components, see appropriate table in TROUBLE SHOOTING article in GENERAL INFORMATION. REMOVAL & INSTALLATION CAUTION: When battery is disconnected, vehicle computer and memory systems may lose memory data. Driveability problems may exist until computer systems have completed a relearn cycle. See COMPUTER RELEARN PROCEDURES article in GENERAL INFORMATION before disconnecting battery. NOTE: For reassembly reference, label all electrical connectors, vacuum hoses and fuel lines before removal. Also place mating marks on engine hood and other major assemblies before removal. FUEL PRESSURE RELEASE & FUEL LINE CONNECTIONS WARNING: Fuel system is under pressure. Release pressure before servicing fuel system components. 1. Remove air cleaner assembly. Remove fuel cap to release fuel tank pressure. Using EFI Pressure Gauge (T80L-9974-B), release fuel pressure from pressure relief valve on fuel rail. Before disconnecting fuel lines, disconnect negative battery cable. To disconnect fuel lines, remove retaining clip from fuel line coupling. Use Spring Lock Coupling Remover (D87L-9280-A) for 3/8" line and (D87L-9280-B) for 1/2" line. Install spring lock coupling remover on fuel line coupling so it enters cage opening. See Fig. 1 3. Push spring lock coupling remover into cage opening to release female fitting from garter spring. Pull couplings apart. Remove spring lock coupling remover. 4. When installing fuel lines, install NEW "0" rings on fuel lines, Use only specified fuel resistant "O" rings, Before installing, lightly coat "0" rings with clean engine oil. Clean fittings, and replace garter spring (if necessary) 5. Install female fitting to male fitting and push until garter spring snaps over flared end of female fitting. Ensure lines lock together and garter spring is over flared end of female fitting, Install retaining clip. Ensure horseshoe portion of clip is over coupling. DO wR 2001 Ford Escape 2000-01 ENGINES 2.0L DOHC 4-Cylinder - Contour, Cougar, Focus, Escape & Mystique NOT install retaining clip over rubber fuel line. NOTE: Install Black retaining clip on fuel supply line and Gray clip on fuel return line. Retaining Clip Spring Lock” Coupling Spring Lock Coupling Remover (D87L-9280-A) For 3/8" Line (D87L-9280-B) For 1/2" Line Cage Opening G91J07176 1: Disconnecting Fuel Lines Courtesy of FORD MOTOR CO. ENGINE 1. Release fuel pressure, and disconnect fuel lines. See FUEL PRESSURE RELEASE & FUEL LINE CONNECTIONS . Disconnect negative and positive battery cables from battery. Place transmission on A/T models in Drive. Release cooling system pressure. Prop open hood. Raise and support vehicle. Remove radiator splash shield Drain cooling system. Remove lower radiator hose. Remove air cleaner assembly and air intake resonators. Disconnect electrical connectors and vacuum hoses from upper end of engine. Disconnect throttle cable and speed control cable, if equipped. Disconnect starter cable. Discharge A/C system, using NR