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RPM too high

Replaced the Timming belt.2001 Dual cam focus Z Tech 2.0 L Set to TDC as per manual. Compression test good. Started car RPM keep going up run around 2200. Retarded the Timing back center of dead center . Problem remains
Need advice. Thanks Vili

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  • desertfox52 May 11, 2010

    I did install the timing belt working it counter clockwise with 5MM tool intalled at end of cam shaft. I also loosened the cam shaft gears to set the belt tension to correct position once set I tightened the tension pulley

  • desertfox52 May 11, 2010

    Replaced worn timing belt. Used a 5mm flat stell to hold the cam shaft in place. Unable locate any marks on drive shaft pulley. Used a Srew driver upside down to locate TDC. I set fist on the very top. Did compression test good. Started engine running too high 200RPM does not change if I step on the gas it keeps going up. Shut engine down. Reset the timming belt as per manual retarted back one nuch no change to RPM. Still too high. Trodle cable is ok

    Thank You. Vili


  • Zachary Kloefkorn May 11, 2010

    does the RPM go up and down or does it stay steady at 2200?

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Your valve tiiming is way off. you didnt work counterclockwise installing the belt keeping it under tension. and pay close attention to cam positions the half moons face up pic here
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here is the full way to do it just make sure you start at crankshaft working counterclockwise keeping tension on belt as much as possible and when finished always turn engine 2 revolutions with a wrench on crankshaft bolt and double check the alignment before putting back together. but here is the link
http://www.autozone.com/shopping/repairGuide.htm?pageId=0900c152801ecf2a

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  • Chuck Feb 23, 2009

    you stated this (Retarded the Timing back center of dead center . Problem remains)
    please elaborate are you talking about ignition timing or did you change something with the timing belt?

  • Chuck Feb 23, 2009

    after you have the crankshaft pulley off; there might not be marks on it so when you install the belt completely and tighten tensionor pulley you must put back the actual cranshaft pulley just temporary to see the marks on pulley and if they line up. desertfox52 said he saw no marks on crankshaft that is why i am posting this. you must put back on the actual pulley just temporary and make a few revolutions by hand and then double check to make sure everything is lined up. now remove the pulley and start putting back the plastic sheilds and put back together the rest.

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