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Old 12-01-2012, 04:22 AM   #6
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HERE is the how to specifically for the SVT. It's basically the same has a normal Zetec t-belt job. Now there is a little controversy on whether to break the cam bolts loose to set the timing (step 26 in the link I posted). I've done it both ways and they both work. I would try it with out breaking them loose first. If you get a cam timing code then it means the Intake cam VCT moved a little. Just re time and and see what happens. Only time I ever got that code was when fixing a botched t-belt job. They didn't make sure the motor was at TDC, it was a pain fixing that SVT. Took 3 days of working on it and retiming and retiming. I ended up having to move the VCT a tooth then try it then another tooth till it didn't throw the code anymore. Just make sure and follow the instructions and you should be fine. Make sure you have the cam tools to do it too.
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