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2003 focus timing belt replacement

Can someone HELP ME!!! the timing belt on my 2003 ford focus 1.8 lt went on me I've got the replacment belt but because the timing belt failed I know know what position the crankshaft and cams need to be in before I install the new belt I can't find any indication marks on the crankshaft pulley or on the cam gears what would be helpful is if anyone could give me a step by step detailed instruction about how to install the new belt pics included if you want to. My email address is rootrat3977@yahoo.com so if anyone can please help me int would be really grateful thanks guys

Kind regards David Boghossian

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  • Anonymous Jul 26, 2008

    I have a 2003 focus 2.0 DOHV, I have changed the timing belt and started the car but now it does not idle smooth. I must have moved one of the cams a tooth or so. Can you tell me how to check to see if both cams are in time?

  • fordfury May 11, 2010

    Thank you for the solution, but where can I buy the gasket set and valves, except form the agents?



    Thanks

    fordfury

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    timing belt

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Firstly if the belt went you probably have bent valves. However if you want to assemble and see remove cam belt covers,remove crank pulley (could be tricky if you don't have an air tool ) remove tappet cover ( you may have to remove the throttle body to do this) Get some flat bar approx. 6mm thick and 400 to 500 mm long. You will see that on the gearbox side of the cams there are slots in the end. Remove the plugs and put a screw driver ( long ) down the hole, any one, and turn the crank untill the piston is roughly half way down the bore. Turn the cams until the plate will sit on the head and slot into the cams thus locking them. The slots are offset so you will have to play around until the plate slides in easy. Then loosen the cam gears untill you can spin them by hand, but not so loose that they are falling off. Put your long screwdriver or preferably a dial guage with extensions into no 1 plug hole turn the engine untill the piston is right at the top. Loosen the tensioner and push it back against the spring and lock it fit the new belt right to left then let the tensioner go. Check play on longest side of belt it should move about 6mm. lock the tensioner. Tighten the cam pulleys and remove plate. turn the engine one full turn clockwise and check belt tension- adjust if neccessary. turn one full turn again and make sue plate slides in when no. 1 piston is on top. Then do a compression test to see if you have bent valves. If the compression test is ok. reassemble and drive away. If not (the exhaust valves are normally bent) you are half way to taking the head off. In which case contact me and I will walk you through it. Good luck Shaun

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Read more: How to Check and Replace a Timing Belt in a Ford Focus ' eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_4590598_check-replace-timing-belt-ford.html#ixzz1LQ2rUZx9

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