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Old 04-09-2012, 09:56 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by blackonblacksvt03 View Post
no what i need to know is what i did wrong, timing tool in the cams and crank sitting on the pin. where do i need to turn the intake cam because even with the cam gear tight the part where the belt goes will turn. So do i need to turn the gear to where it stops clockwise or counterclockwise or somewhere in the middle. i have changed alot of reg focus belts but this is my first SVT
It needs to be either fully clockwise or counter clockwise, and I'm pretty sure all the way clockwise. I do know what you're talking about, some of the Escort ZX2 Zetecs had VCT on the exhaust cam and that's how you set it, with the cam as far forward as it goes. Ford manual doesn't mention that part at all, which is extremely infuriating.

Everybody talking shit about loosening the cam pulley bolts, it might not be entirely necessary but you shouldn't brag about fast times when cutting corners just because you don't get it and skipped that part.
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