Question about 2001 Ford Focus
There is a timing kit for timing the focus one locks up the crankshaft and the other fits into the slots on the rear of the camshafts all the pulleys cam and crank dont have keyways they are freefloating when loose and if it jumped more than one tooth the valves are definatley bent and the head will have to come off
Posted on May 06, 2010
This what need to take place, number 1 piston on up position as compression stroke and both valve has to be close. The book should tell you the mark on the main crank pulley should be an arrow pointing straight up as compression stroke. Make sure you have all of the spark plugs out, it will make your life easy when you need to turn the main crank over to sit on correct timing. You cant not get the main crank wrong because one revolution is a complete cycle for the main crank. Other way to check if your piston is straight up, stick a plastic ink pen inside of the chamber number 1 and have someone turn the crack slowly with the wrench until you feel the top of the piston is up and match the mark with the main pulley and don't drop the pen. Next, the book should should tell you the marking on the cam gear (dot or arrow) marking where it should be sitting. Once the belt is on, test it by putting all the spark plug back in accept number 1 cylinder, you don't need to torque down the plugs, just enough no air will escape when the crank is turn. now stick your finger in the hole of cylinder number 1 and have a friend turn the crank over one revolution and you should feel the air is forcing your finger out because of the pressure. If you feel the pressure pushing your finger out, it mean you have and your on compression stroke. keep in mind you can be 1 tooth off either way and still have compression although the car will still run either its advance or ****** depending on the tooth sitting. you can tell if the car is tooth off and its retarding, by the sound when you adjust distributor back counter clockwise furthest it will go and it still bogging and pick up speed slowly. Play with your distributor rotating back and forth and make sure you rotate with small adjustment until you get the engine idle normal. The best way to tell if you set the timing correctly without using timing gun is, when you crank the engine and it start right up mean you got it right but close. after you have it set, still recommend to have it time using the gun making sure is properly set so you don't sacrifice the gas milage. Be careful to set the cam gear correctly, if not you can cause a major damage to your head and the engine. If the timing is off the pistons will hit the valves and bent it, then you will have to replace the valves, again its very important you have that timing sit correctly. 3 tooth is all the tolerance you have to play with. good luck, if you have more question let me know and will try to walk you through it.
Posted on Aug 01, 2009
Just have your crank shaft on the mark, and have #1 cylinder valves both closed, or, in the up position. (compression stroke) After you put the belt on, turn the engine over with a wrench, two complete revolutions. The timing marks should be exactly in the same place. If they aren't, you are out a tooth or two, and will have to try again. It should start up where it is, if you haven't moved the distributor.
Posted on Aug 01, 2009
2.0 zetec does not have a distributor and will bend valves when belt breaks.
Posted on Dec 13, 2009
Need more info on the make of car...but I'll try. The book should show you where the timing marks are on the crankshaft gear, and the cam. align these marks as in the book and insure the distributor rotor button is facing the number 1 spark plug. removal of the valve cover should show closed valves on the number 1 cylinder prepping for the compression stroke. Once timed rotate engine by hand to rule out piston/valve hit and feel for pressure at the spark plug hole.
Posted on Aug 01, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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