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2000 focus 2.0 l sohc. just had to replace belt, water pump, head. etc do to overheating. Question is car ran fine after the repair but i had rust in water so i flushed system as i did this motor bogged down and a loud squeal lasted about 5 sec and now car runs ruff. and diesels and some loss of power.

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  • workmrob Aug 27, 2010

    thanks I will check the plug thing I do know that there is no water in the oil and the water level has not changed Is it possible that the new water pump could have started to lock up with the flush and jumped time? It was a thought from a friend


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  1. sounds like the headgasket or cylinderhead is leaking coolant into the combustion chamber
  2. remove spark plugs
  3. fill radiator with water
  4. have a helper crank engine (turn Key)
  5. as you look for water (moisture ) coming ou on spark plug holes (be careful Dont get wet)
  6. if water is present the either the headgasket was damaged during instalation or
  7. the cylinder head is warped and should be milled at a machine shop or
  8. the cylinder is cracked (repair maybe Possible at machine shop.
  9. is there water in the oil?
  10. please clarifiy if ness or upgrade to phone responce
  11. Thankyou for question sorry for the inconvienence
  12. hope this helps

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  • james bierman Aug 27, 2010

    while plugs were out

    during cranking

    was pressure created at all 4 plug holes?

  • james bierman Aug 27, 2010

    if the pump locked up it would burn the timing belt

    yes it is poss but not likely

    the squeal could also have come from the time belt tensioner rollor bearing

    recheck valve timing> water pump and tensor roller condition


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