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How to set timing on a 2003 1.6 ford focus engine

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Hope this helps- sounds like someone replaced your timing belt and when they replaced it, they were off by one a tooth or peg on the belt- buy a Haynes manual from Advance Auto parts or go to Advance Auto Parts and look for an OPENED 2003 Ford Focus Haynes. Read the part about installation of timing belts. You DO NOT have to remove the timing belt, just make certain it is correctly lined up with the proper marks. If you are a decent mechanic, you can do this yourself. Unlike cars in the 70's you cannot adjust the timing on today's Vehicles

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