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Trouble code p2196 on a 03 ford focus se 2.0liter engine

Car backfiring, smoking, wants to turn off when running

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SOURCE: thermostat replacement 2003 ford focus se, with 2.0, 16 valve ztech engine

Follow the upper radiator hose to where it attaches to a housing (2bolts hold the housing in place) remove the hose clamp here and then remove the housing bolts, inside the housing is your thermostat. Clean off the surface of the housing, and where it attaches to the engine. Install the thermostat, and a new gasket (or O -ring ), carefully replace the housing, being sure the thermostat doesn't slip out of position, tighten the housing bolts, reattach the radiator hose to the housing, add coolant to proper level, check for leaks, u r good to go! Make sure the thermostat is installed in the right direction, if put in backwards the car will overheat. countrycurt0

Posted on Oct 14, 2008

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SOURCE: engine turns over but will not start (1.6 ford focus zetec)

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SOURCE: Focus timing belt replacement.

This is a very very easy timing belt setup. first off you have to remove the valve cover. Then you have to remove the serp belt. Then remove anything thats in your way of the front cover. after you remove the crank pulley re-install the crank bolt. DO NOT LOSEN THE BOLT FOR THE TENSIONER!!!! now spin the crankshaft until the sproket aligns with the timing mark. now at this point the two camshafts should be aligned. now there is a special tool from ford that holds the cam shafts in place. all it is is a 1/4" peice of metal that goes on the left side of the cam shafts to hold them into place. if you mark the cams you wont need the tool. or if you can find something to fit in the left side of the cams that will work too. anyways after that its just the same steps in reverse. very easy to do.

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SOURCE: were to find a2001 ford focus se water pump and pully diagram

i hope this is what your looking for.heres a diagram of the waterpump and pulleys, waterpump is driven by the timing belt, hope this helps.24ad9c3.gif

Posted on Jan 28, 2010

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SOURCE: I got a camshaft position sensor malfunction code P0340.

it sounds like you have bigger problems if your car does not crank(turn over) then your timing belt could have broken and the one piston could be hitting a valve causing it to be locked up.normally when any sensor is bad car engine still cranks it just doesn't start.

Posted on Jan 28, 2010

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Ford Focus 2005 - cold start backfire - runs great after 5 mins, when hot


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Hesitation on the 2003 ford focus


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I have a 2000 ford focus se it want stay runnig unless you hold the gas pedal down as soon as you let the gas go it stops running i changed the fuel filter did not help


first of all, if light is on have it scanned for a problem code. if no scanner all auto parts stores will scan for free. there has been over 200 recalls for 2000 ford focus, check with ford to see if this is one of the problems. god bless, this is a long run, but check and see if fuel is getting to fuel pressure regulator.

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My 2004 Ford Focus SE has two warning lights on. One light looks like an engine, the 2nd light is a circle with an ! in the center. No owners manual with the vehicle. I've checked oil, coolant etc.,


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fuel system vent leak. not to worry it isn't dangerous, your vent line and gas line are different. A bad gas cap is most common cause. if after you change the cap and you use a scantool to clear the code, the light comes back on then you will need to do a smoke test to see where the leak is coming from.

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