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Ford Focus 2001 ( Z engine ) 2.0 L Dual

Replaced timing belt. Car had no problems before! I followed instructions from Haynes repair manual. Losened cam shaft sproket installed 5mm tool to hold shaft in location. Set TDC using a round stick as a measuring device for # 1cylinder when it's full top rotation both intale and out closed. Installed timing belt working at counter clock wise. Checked by rortating main shaft 3 times no change to settings noted.
Unable to locate the timing hole that is described in the manual. I was told later I should not have loosened the cam sprokets ? Started the car RPM ar 2200 will not change even when I pull the #1 sparl plug #2 idle decreases by 200. Where is the timing hole located . Very difficult to locate. Any suggestions appriciated.

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  • desertfox52 Mar 03, 2009

    I expected more details then just to say "you may have a connector unplugged" I asked specific question about the timing hole location. I paid for this question. This does not help me and will not pay for this type of answer again

    Thanks Vili


  • desertfox52 Mar 04, 2009

    Please provide more detail or picture for the Timing pin hole for the Ford Focus Z 2.0 L 2001
    Much appreciated

    Thank You. Vili.


  • desertfox52 Mar 04, 2009

    Thanks but not the same engine. See Problem it is a Dual 2.0 L Z Tech Engine I do not see does marks you indicated. I'm looking for the Timing hole plug. As per manual back of engine under catalytic converter. So far no luck finding it.

    Thanks Vili


  • desertfox52 Mar 04, 2009

    Ford Focus 2001 Z 2.0 L Dual. RPM over 2000 after changing the timing belt. Set up as per manual. But unable to locate the Timing plug it's approx 3/8 tread Bolt Front of the cyllyder block located behind the catalytic converter. As per the Manual I'm to insert a M10 bolt 63.4mm once the camshaft is in contact with the tool this is the exact TDC. I used a wooden dowel to establish TDC

    Has anyone used this process before with the timing Pin tool ?

    Thanks Vili


  • desertfox52 Mar 04, 2009

    Thanks for the info. But the drawing is not of a 2001 Focus Z tech Dual engine. I'm looking for the Timing plug somewhere near the catalytic converter. Unable to locate ?

    Thanks Vili


  • desertfox52 Mar 04, 2009

    Is this drawing for a Ford Focus Z tech engine 2.0L. Dual cam. Very difficult to see where this pin hole is. Can I get a location by unit is near it ie: oil pan or starter motor. Is it aligned with Cylinder #1?
    The Haynes manual has picture with the catalytic converter removed again no reference to fiscal location

    Thanks for your help. Vili

  • desertfox52 Mar 05, 2009

    Thanks Robert for your help !

    Vili

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If you do not use the correct tool then you will have timing issues. Ford has 2 different size plugs and they are close in size but do not interchange.The one you actually need is Timing Peg, Crankshaft TDC 303-574 (T97-P6000-A) . The plug you remove and insert the tool in is near the bell housing next to the crankshaft position sensor. You will also need this tool, Camshaft Alignment
303-465 (T94P-6256-CH) ,this tool inserts into the slots in the rear of the camshafts to keep them in time. And also tool
Here is a PDF file that shows the location of plug you are looking for.
http://www.autobodytoolmart.com/PDocs/otc6486Instructions.pdf

You may be able to rent them from NAPA or O'reilly's.

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I am going to send this in 2 or 3 submissions. too much data for one submission.

Installation

  1. NOTE: Do not tighten the bolts. The camshaft timing pulleys must be able to turn freely on the camshafts.
    Turn the camshafts to ignition position on cylinder number 1 and insert the special tool into the camshafts.
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  1. NOTE: Rotate the crankshaft clockwise.
    Rotate the crankshaft to TDC on cylinder number 1.
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  1. NOTE: Cylinders No. 1 and No. 4 are at TDC when the Woodruff key points straight up.
    Remove the blanking plug, completely screw in the special tool and auto-align the crankshafFord Focus 2001 ( Z engine ) 2.0 L Dual - 4bb18e8.gif/li>
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s1y~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Do not rotate the crankshaft, check that it is still resting against the timing pin.
NOTE: The lug of the belt tensioner must not be hooked into the sheet metal cover during timing belt installation.
Position a new timing belt in place.
  • Starting from the Ford Focus 2001 ( Z engine ) 2.0 L Dual - cccf334.giftiming belt pulley and working counterclockwise, position the timing belt in place while keepinFord Focus 2001 ( Z engine ) 2.0 L Dual - s1y~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif> cccf334.gif
    1. s1y~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Incorrect timing belt tension will cause incorrect valve timing.
      Pre tension the timing belt.
      1. Rotate the tensioner locating tab counterclockwise and insert the locating tab into the slot in the rear timing cover.
      1. Position the hex key slot in the tensioner adjusting washer to the 4 o'clock position.
      2. Tighten the attaching bolt enough to seat the tensioner firmly against tFord Focus 2001 ( Z engine ) 2.0 L Dual - s1y~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gifhe tensioner adjusting washer to be rotated using a 6mm hex key.
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      Using the hex key, rotate the adjusting washer Ford Focus 2001 ( Z engine ) 2.0 L Dual - fcd4867.gifkwise until the notch in the pointer is centered over the index line on the locating tab (the pFord Focus 2001 ( Z engine ) 2.0 L Dual - s1y~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.giftment).
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    1. While holding the adjusting washer in position, tighten the bolt.
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    1. s1y~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Do not tighten the camshaft timing pulley bolts against Special Tool 303-465; use Special Tool 303-098 to prevent movement.
      NOTE: The crankshaft must remain at TDC on cylinder number 1.
      Tighten the bolts of the camshaft timing pulleys.
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    1. Unscrew and remove Special Tool 303-574.
    1. Remove Special Tool 303-465 from the camshafts.
    1. NOTE: Turn the crankshaft two revolutions in the normal direction of rotation.
      Check the valve timing by inserting the special tool. CFord Focus 2001 ( Z engine ) 2.0 L Dual - e2648a3.giff necessary.
      • Screw in Special Tool 303-574 and make sure Ford Focus 2001 ( Z engine ) 2.0 L Dual - s1y~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gifi>
      • Insert Special Tool 303-465 into the camshafts; if necessary loosen the timing pulleys and correct the camshaft alignment.
    1. Screw in and tighten the blanking plug.
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    1. s1y~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Use a blunt object (a plastic cable tie) to apply the silicone grease, to avoid damaging the spark plug connectors.
      s1y~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Push on the spark plug connectors, keeping them in lineFord Focus 2001 ( Z engine ) 2.0 L Dual - 3261a48.gifpark plugs.
      NOTE: Coat the inside of the spark plug connectors with silicone grease to a depth of 5-10 mm.
      Install the cylinder head cover and spark plugs.
      1. Tighten the bolts in two stages.
      • Stage 1: 2 Nm
      • Stage 2: 7 Nm
      1. Attach the PCV hose.
      1. Coat the spark plug thread with Never Seeze, screw in the spark plugs and push in the spark plug connector until it engages
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Posted on Mar 05, 2009

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  • gerry bissi Mar 05, 2009

    I included all illustrations from Ford shop manual. can you see them? If not, post email address and I will send direct.

  • gerry bissi Mar 05, 2009

    see if this one shows up

  • gerry bissi Mar 05, 2009

    They seem to show up one at a time but not the bunch I sent with the instructions



    2.0L Zetec



  • gerry bissi Mar 05, 2009

    Rotate the crankshaft to TDC on cylinder number 1



    2.0L Zetec




    NOTE: Cylinders No. 1 and No. 4 are at TDC when the Woodruff key points straight up.

  • gerry bissi Mar 05, 2009



    1. CAUTION: Tension the timing belt, working counterclockwise.
      Using the hex key, rotate the adjusting washer counterclockwise until the notch in the pointer is centered over the index line on the locating tab (the pointer will move clockwise during adjustment).

  • gerry bissi Mar 05, 2009

    While holding the adjusting washer in position, tighten the bolt.



    2.0L Zetec



  • gerry bissi Mar 05, 2009

    CAUTION: Do not tighten the camshaft timing pulley bolts against Special Tool 303-465; use Special Tool 303-098 to prevent movement.

    NOTE: The crankshaft must remain at TDC on cylinder number 1.

    Tighten the bolts of the camshaft timing pulleys.



    2.0L Zetec



  • gerry bissi Mar 05, 2009


    1. Unscrew and remove Special Tool 303-574.


    1. Remove Special Tool 303-465 from the camshafts.



    1. NOTE: Turn the crankshaft two revolutions in the normal direction of rotation.
      Check the valve timing by inserting the special tool. Correct it if necessary.

      • Screw in Special Tool 303-574 and make sure that the crankshaft is touching it.


      • Insert Special Tool 303-465 into the camshafts; if necessary loosen the timing pulleys and correct the camshaft alignment.


      • Detach the special tools.


    1. Screw in and tighten the blanking plug.

  • gerry bissi Mar 05, 2009

    CAUTION: Use a blunt object (a plastic cable tie) to apply the silicone grease, to avoid damaging the spark plug connectors.

    CAUTION: Push on the spark plug connectors, keeping them in line with the spark plugs.

    NOTE: Coat the inside of the spark plug connectors with silicone grease to a depth of 5-10 mm.
    Install the cylinder head cover and spark plugs.


    1. Tighten the bolts in two stages.


    • Stage 1: 2 Nm


    • Stage 2: 7 Nm


    1. Attach the PCV hose.


    1. Coat the spark plug thread with Never Seeze, screw in the spark plugs and push in the spark plug connector until it engages.

  • gerry bissi Mar 05, 2009

    you did use the timing peg shown here

    (removal shown in step 3, installation steps)




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Here is a diagram of your timing marks its pretty simple to align, contact if you need more help. Good luck and thanks for using FIX YA. http://www.2carpros.com/car_repair_information/tec_info/2001/ford/focus/2001_ford_focus_timing_belt_diagram_marks.htm

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The manuals for repairs of ford focus 2001 can be downloaded from link below: http://www.pdfoo.com/ford-manual/108-841-pdf.html
thanks

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Sounds like you have a connector that hasn't been attached

Posted on Mar 03, 2009

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    Roberta Smith Mar 03, 2009

    ok the timing holes are at the top of each sprocket. for the timing gear it is in the opening of the gear just above the shaft. for the crankshaft it's just above the shaft on the motor.

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith Mar 03, 2009

    does my second comment answer your question about the location of the hole ?

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith Mar 03, 2009

    if not i'll get you more detailed instructions and a picture if i can

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith Mar 04, 2009




    this should be what you need

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith Mar 04, 2009

    ok i'm more familiar with what you are looking for now. look at the top of the transaxle where it meets the motor. it should be a plastic plug. the timing mark you appear to refer to is part of the ring gear used to start the motor.



    Robert

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith Mar 04, 2009



    1. Remove or disconnect the following:

    2. Negative battery cable


    • Accessory drive belt and tensioner

    • Timing belt cover

    • Right front wheel

    • Right inner splash shield

    • Crankshaft pulley


    1. Align the timing marks as shown.

    2. Refer to the illustration and remove the timing belt as follows:

    3. Loosen the timing belt tensioner bolt (1).

    4. Use an 8mm Allen wrench, and turn the tensioner (2) counterclockwise 1/4 turn.

    5. Insert a 1/8 inch drill bit in the hole (3) to lock the belt tensioner in place.

    6. Remove the timing belt (4).

    To install:


    1. Install the timing belt in a counterclockwise direction starting at the crankshaft.

    2. Remove the drill bit to unlock the timing belt tensioner.

    3. Rotate the crankshaft two complete turns and check that the timing marks align.

    4. Tighten the tensioner bolt to 15–22 ft. lbs. (20–30 Nm).

    5. Install or connect the following:

      • Crankshaft pulley. Tighten the bolt to 81–96 ft. lbs. (110–130 Nm).

      • Right inner splash shield

      • Right front wheel

      • Timing belt cover

      • Accessory drive belt and tensioner

      • Negative battery cable

    6. Start the engine and check for proper operation.

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith Mar 04, 2009




    This should make it more clear

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith Mar 04, 2009


    this is from the DOHC diagrams

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith Mar 04, 2009

    Installation of the Crankshaft TDC Timing Peg—2.0L (VIN 5) engine

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith Mar 04, 2009

    my interpretation of this is that this is either the top or bottom of the transmission. if you see the bolts to the right, that is where the transmission joins the motor. as you have mentioned the cat converter... i would suggest that is the pipe you see in almost the centre of the picture. so judging from the picture it is just to the right of that pipe. when you look in the area you think it is do you see that switch at the top of the picture ? ... i will attempt to locate a better picture... i share your frustration but please note i've not giveen up on helping you locate the opening. i might add most of my diagrams only list by the vin number the type of motor... but i believe i have the correct motor in mind now.

    take care



    Robert



    p.s. i'll look around for the ford service manual later today.

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