To perform camshaft service without disrupting the timing of your Ford engine, the OTC Ford VCT Alignment Tool is an essential component. Utilize this tool by sliding it in place between your cams, which effectively prevents them from turning while you’re servicing your engine.
This tool is designed to fit snugly into place in a variety of 1.6L Ford engines featured in the Ford Escape, Fusion, Transit and Fiesta, years 2011-2014, depending on the model. The OTC Ford VCT Alignment Tool is designed to be a perfect fit between cams.
CAUTION: Do not loosen or remove the crankshaft pulley bolt without first installing the OTC Ford VCT Alignment Tool. The crankshaft pulley and the crankshaft timing sprocket are not keyed to the crankshaft. Before any repair requiring loosening or removal of the crankshaft pulley bolt, the crankshaft, and camshafts must be locked in place by the OTC Ford VCT Alignment Tool, otherwise engine damage may occur.
- The timing marks on the camshaft phaser and sprocket must be at the 12 o'clock position.
- Install the 567620 to maintain this position.
- Perform camshaft service as required according to vehicle service manual.
Note: If camshaft service is required, install the 567621 Ford Camshaft Holding Timing Tool into the end of camshaft first.
This tool is designed to be utilized with the following Ford vehicle models and years:
- 2011–2014, 1.6L Escape/Fusion/Transit
- 2013–2014, 1.6L Fiesta