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07-19-2015 09:31 AM
danvhp Does anyone have a pic of the full harness needed to make this swap? I picked up a cheap SOHC that has the famous valve seat problem. I want to be sure I have all the proper wiring when I go to do the swap.
06-04-2015 04:16 PM
stanarinze Hi all, I'm presently doing a swap for my ford focus 2007 sedan with a Sigma 1.6l to a zetec engine. I've completed the swap but the car won't start. Please can anyone give me pointers as the brain box wouldn't communicate with the computer to at least determine what the trouble is?
04-28-2015 07:23 PM
WWAZman Meh...looked at the one in the junkyard..looked ravaged by someone else and i had no clue how to disassemble it so i left it alone.
04-28-2015 07:20 PM
TheGlassMaker Yes. Unless you have the keys and lock cylinder from the zetec.
04-28-2015 12:27 PM
Originally Posted by TheGlassMaker View Post
You will most definitely need a ecu from that engine. I'm not completely sure on the pats system. Because it would be hard to find keys from a junk yard car where you might be pulling the ecu from. It would be much easier to just have the current keys reprogrammed. You need to take the whole car in to the ford dealer to have it done. I had mine done for $60 but I've heard others as high as $100. I would call around first.
I'm getting ready to finish mine. I have the original keys to the car with the sohc engine, the engine has been replaced with a dohc zetec and ecm and harness have all been changed and swapped.. do I still need to have the keys reprogrammed?
04-22-2015 10:53 AM
WWAZman Ok after waiting a week got the cat converter on, got the flexpipe connected (YAY found a perfect fit - something going right for a change!) .. go to connect the EGR tube... and it's missing a connection from it to the cat converter.. it's short a pipe fitting (adapter??) about 1 or 2 inches...

any ideas what it is, where to get it? Been to every shop and parts store and industrial fastener stores around me and noone has any metric threads that fit that sucker.. it looks like it's a metric size 21?

after finding a junkyard that let me tear apart an engine that still had a cat converter on it, I managed to find the connector fitting between the cat converter and egr pipe. sadly the egr pipe died a tragic death in the uninstallation process, and the fitting died a gruesome death when I took it to Midas for them to disassemble further... it was then that I found out Ford sells that part for $10.45.
04-11-2015 12:48 AM
WWAZman sigh.. new problem cropped up today. The engine I got came with almost everything on it. Almost. I already got rid of the old sohc engine. Something I never thought was different, is. The catalytic converter. SIGH. Ever try putting a square connection on a triangle fitting? Yeah it doesn't work. So now I need to get a new (since I can't get used I also found out today) catalytic converter. The lowest I've found on Ebay is $108. yay. The highest (hoggiest) was at Knechts for $604. Not even going to TRY the Ford dealership.
04-09-2015 11:54 PM
TheGlassMaker That is a bit ridicules, I paid $13 for 4 bolts from Subaru for my back seat and that was shipped to my door from Connecticut.
04-09-2015 09:36 PM
Originally Posted by TheGlassMaker View Post
Yes I reused the ac compressor. I just had to bend the lines a little to get them to bolt up.

You shouldn't have any issues with a 01 harness on a 00 engine. Plus you should have a gap on the transmission either. Not sure what is going on.
I'll take closeup pics the next time I go under it. It's a very small hairline gap, but a tiny gap it is. I've unfortunately found various "uh oh" things as we go.. broken plastic that had to be plastiwelded, severed fuel regulator line (sigh).. the aforementioned transmission harness.. today along with 3 missing transmission nuts ($22.40 at Ford?!?!?! WTF?!?!!?!?.. paid $3.30 at Ace) I found a bent front frame at the bottom of the radiator. (I've never even driven this car) ..sigh. but everything lines up correctly and we got the engine mounted today, so I'm ecstatic that after 4 months we're finally making progress to getting this car up and running!!

Now I need to locate the vacuum hose diagram.

$22.40 for 3 nuts?!?!?!! Ford is NUTS!!
04-09-2015 04:27 PM
TheGlassMaker Yes I reused the ac compressor. I just had to bend the lines a little to get them to bolt up.

You shouldn't have any issues with a 01 harness on a 00 engine. Plus you should have a gap on the transmission either. Not sure what is going on.
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