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Charging problem my 2000 ford focus lights dim in and out and the idle rises and falls ive changed the altinator battery all cables belt and tensioner i need help

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Idler air control valve. Take this out clean it will probly make a big differance. This is a quick and easy fix. If it dosent fix the problem all the way replace it.

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How can i replace fan belt for a 2000 ford focus 16 v zetec and how the fan runs on polley?picture show.


      • Things You'll Need:
      • Wrench set
      • Jack
      • Jack stands
      • Socket set
      • Ratchet
      • 1/2-inch drive breaker bar


    1 Open the hood of your Focus and locate the negative battery cable at the battery. Loosen the clamp bolt on the battery cable end with a wrench, then lift the battery cable off the battery terminal. Isolate the battery cable from the battery terminals by tucking it off to one side.
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    Position a jack under the front of the car and raise it off the ground. Support the car with a set of jack stands, placing them under the front suspension. Lower the jack until the car is resting on the jack stands.

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    Locate the splash shield in the passenger's side wheel well and remove the two retaining bolts that secure it, using a socket and ratchet. Remove the splash shield from the wheel well and locate the serpentine belt tensioner through the access hole.

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    Insert the square drive of a ½-inch drive breaker bar into the square hole on the tensioner and rotate the tensioner counterclockwise, releasing the tension on the belt. Remove the belt from the pulleys and rotate the tensioner back to the home position.

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    Position a new belt in the engine compartment and run it around all of the pulleys except the tensioner's idler pulley. Rotate the tensioner counterclockwise with the breaker bar and then slide the belt under the idler pulley.

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    Slowly rotate the tensioner back to the home position, tightening the belt as you rotate it. Remove the breaker bar, then replace the splashguard in the wheel well. Install the two retaining bolts and tighten them with a socket and ratchet.

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    Raise the front of the car off the jack stands with a jack, remove the stands from under the car, and lower the car to the ground. Install the negative battery cable on the negative battery terminal and tighten the clamp bolt on the cable end with a wrench.

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    How do you replace a timing belt on a 2000 ford focus 2.0 liter sohc


    Removing The Old Timing Belt Remove the negative battery cable in all models.
  • Detach the passenger inner splash-shield and wheel cover, the accessory drive and timing belts, the tensioner and the crankshaft pulley.
  • Remove the spark plugs, catalytic converter and idler pulley in 2000 and older Ford Focuses. These models also require the crankshaft be turned to "Top Dead Center" (TOC) and a crankshaft timing peg be inserted. Turn the shaft to the right against the timing peg.
  • Undo the retaining fasteners and lift the timing belt cover off the engine. Align the crank and camshaft timing marks. Older models call for undoing the water pump pulley and valve cover before locking the camshaft in place.
  • Release the tensioner's bolt. Turn the arm to the right 14 degrees and place a 1/8 inch drill bit in the opening. This secures the belt tensioner in place.
  • Take the timing belt off.
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  • Replace the timing belt counterclockwise motion beginning at the crankshaft.
  • Unlock the tensioner. Recheck the timing marks by turning the crankshaft two rotations to the right.
  • Tauten the tensioner's pulley bolt to 15 to 22 foot pounds (20 to 30 Nm) in 2003 and younger models and to 17 to 20 foot pounds (22 to 28 Nm) in older Focuses. Remove the crankshaft timing peg. Reconnect the crankshaft pulley and secure to 81 to 96 foot pounds (110 to 130 Nm) and 81 to 89 foot pounds (110 to 120 Nm) respectively.
  • Replace the splash shield, front wheel, timing belt cover, accessory drive belt and tensioner and any other items that were disconnected.
  • Hook up the negative battery cable. Start the engine and check that the timing belt is functioning properly.
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    how long this poblem ,? next thing that show you that your alternatror is no charging , when the light come on, or a belt could be burst

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    Changing a water pump is pretty basic. Since the coolant system is a closed system you only need to be concerned with that system. For instance you since you have to mess around with it anyway you might as well change the thermostat and flush the coolant system. Make sure your radiator hoses are in good shape and that's about it.
    If you have basic mechanical skills and tools you will have no problem replacing a water pump.


    As far as information with the actual replacement there are a number of experts here including myself that could explain how to do it.
    However no matter how good our explanations are it just can't compare to a good repair manual.
    A repair manual for your car at Auto Zone would likely cost between $12 and $15. It is a great investment if you are going to keep your car for any length of time. When you sell, it shows the buyer you took the time to maintain and repair it right.
    I personally like Haynes Manuals.
    I hope this helps.

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