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I replace water pump and i time it just by the manual but wont start on ford focus 2003 2.0L

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The design of the ford focus is pretty bad. If you didnt do the timing perfect the pistons will hit the valves. This is called a zero clearence engine. You need to check compression in the cylinders and make sure they are in spec.

Posted on May 10, 2009

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it depends on certain mechanic shops. of course the dealer is always way higher. estimated 1 1/2 to 2 hours to put on depending if you have to pull off the timing belt. cost will be estimated about 250.00. call around some mechanic shops and see. some will be different than others.

Posted on Jul 13, 2009

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