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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?
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.
04-08-2015 12:40 PM
WWAZman Also, perhaps I / my other mechanic friends are mistaken (we'll find out soon!) but it appears you can reuse the spi a/c compressor on the zetec? It has the same mounting holes just in different positions.. you have to turn it over and remove some guides but the bolt patterns are the same? Looking forward to having it done more soon as the weather clears up.

and btw.. future lesson learned by this computer guy (not a car guy) .. when you go to take an engine apart, disconnect the engine torque converter bolts from the transmission before you try to move the engine out! Way less headache!
04-08-2015 09:59 AM
WWAZman The car was originally a spi 2000 ford focus wagon, automatic. Junked the spi engine, got a 2000 zetec automatic and kept my transmission (BTW some slight gaps lining it up with the engine, my friend said he would silicone seal those)
Finally found a correct 2001 harness at the junkyard two days ago and got a refund from eBay. ...I think it was the LAST complete harness within 1000 miles of me, so very lucky.. If anyone is looking for this harness in the future the label on it says "98ag-12a690 TL" the TL letters in big underneath it.
04-08-2015 06:56 AM
TheGlassMaker What year is the car and what year is the engine you are working on? Ideally you want the engine and harness to be the same year your car is. They made some slight changes to the harness and throttle body from 02-03.
04-06-2015 12:01 PM
WWAZman Having trouble with the harnesses, specifically, FINDING the correct one. (edit.. the correct Automatic Transmission harness.. I already installed the correct engine harness) The one I ordered is missing plugs like the crankshaft (??) sensor under the catalytic converter. Another one I pulled seems to be for a manual, as it has a wrong order of plugs on the grey side.
03-09-2015 12:42 PM
WWAZman Ahh... Correction!! I had missed the first branch for the ACTUAL ac connection which is indeed green wires... But now that leaves me with another conundrum.. What is that red and blue wire and why can't I find it on the engine???

Went and looked at my working focus and realized it was the alternator plug.. And on repl engine harness o ly saw two wires.. Alt has dug around and found the missing grey wire. Soldering correctly now!
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