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10-11-2013 11:59 PM
freemind Just to add my 2 cents,

Always replace the water pump while you are in there.


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Originally Posted by jwill2489 View Post
we did my belt in 3 hrs. with a lot of BS talking.

the bar and pin were making it a PITA, so before we took the belt off we made two dots on the cams with white out.

we didnt even loosen the cams. once the new belt was back on top dead center, we turned it by hand like 15 times and the dots lined up every time it made a full rotation.

ive been driving the car for 5-6k miles since then and all has been good, pulls good, no CEL.

dont be scared

^This. http://www.dj-sures.com/GraphicFiles...%20Timing.html

Albeit I have a ZX3, It was not bad at all. But that was in my buddies garage in Jan.

Or this if you don't have jackstands, a floor jack and a covered place to do it and are very unsure of your skills, with no help, have the extra$$ and need the security of a limited guarantee by a reputable shop.

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Have the timing belt done by a reputable shop. Its worth the $$ to not have to deal with the hassle.

The t-stat housing is easy.
Just remember this, the SVT Zetec IS an interference engine. The timing belt kit is a must have. Our sponsor Massive has a great kit with a storage tube to boot.
10-11-2013 12:17 PM
MustangCRZY302
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Originally Posted by TWINSCRW View Post
Perhaps the carrier bearing is going on mine as well, it would certainly explain the growling noise and vibration. Mine seems to be the worst during deceleration and quietest during acceleration.
if its not raining tomorrow, ill be doing my cv shaft and we'll see. mine does it all the time and its all dependent on speed. slowing or acceling still there.
10-11-2013 12:13 PM
TWINSCRW Perhaps the carrier bearing is going on mine as well, it would certainly explain the growling noise and vibration. Mine seems to be the worst during deceleration and quietest during acceleration.
08-14-2013 07:17 PM
MustangCRZY302
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Originally Posted by Jack The Ripper View Post
In what gear(s) do you hear the howling noise? I might be having this issue. I assumed it was the flywheel, but maybe this is the problem? It only happens to me in 5th and 6th. Sounds like I have a high PSI supercharger lol.

lol nah mine is in every gear. even neutral. lol i jacked the car up and spun the wheels, and 'felt' the noise on the carrier bearing that supports the pass side cv shaft.
08-14-2013 07:10 PM
Jack The Ripper
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Now I need to find the correct CV shaft for the passenger side, as the carrier bearing starting howling... getting really loud too
In what gear(s) do you hear the howling noise? I might be having this issue. I assumed it was the flywheel, but maybe this is the problem? It only happens to me in 5th and 6th. Sounds like I have a high PSI supercharger lol.
08-14-2013 03:29 AM
SVTFOOCUS The timing belt really isn't that big of a pain, except for the first time around maybe. I have changed mine out within a hour I think before. But I've also taken the engine completely apart a couple times. =0) The SVT is very easy to work on (inside and out), part of why I like it so much.
08-12-2013 09:45 AM
MustangCRZY302 Now I need to find the correct CV shaft for the passenger side, as the carrier bearing starting howling... getting really loud too
08-11-2013 12:37 PM
MustangCRZY302 Just got the timing belt done. about 2.5 hours with a buddy, no issues at all. The horror stories on here make it worse than it sounds.
01-12-2013 03:21 PM
LD5050 I had a shop do my timing belt, and I provided them with the cam tool since it's cheap. After researching on here I also had the following preventative maintenance:

timing cover seal
valve cover gasket
VCT solenoid
water pump & gasket

I didn't want to deal with any of these known-issue parts giving me grief down the road, one fell swoop kinda thing.
I should have also done the cam and crank seals.
01-05-2013 09:20 AM
cmajaa Do it with the alignment tools and exactly the way its explained by ford and you won't have any problems, I've done two cars so far and have never had any codes.
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