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Old 06-16-2010, 07:45 AM   #11
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thanks for the photos made it very easy and worked very well
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Old 06-17-2010, 08:01 PM   #12
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Very Informative. My question is the 3 bolts does it needs to be torque? or just make it sure it tight?

If there is what is the torque spec for this 3 bolts.

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Old 03-17-2011, 09:12 PM   #13
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Hey guys, new to this forum and came across it via google. This how-to is fantastic, especially compared to the Haynes one I do have a few questions, however.

Why does the motor mount have to be removed? I've seen a few people across these boards and the net that claim to have not needed to drop the engine, is this true?

And secondly, What sort of skill level is needed to this? I've wrenched my own car on little things (belts, alternator, oil filter etc) but I've never dealt with motor mounts. I feel like it sounds more intimidating than it actually is. Anyone wanna shed some light on what sort of skill level is needed to perform this job?

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Old 03-18-2011, 01:49 PM   #14
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this is definately different then the SPI btw. The SPI's water pump is run off the timing belt.. this meaning you have to take off timing belt when you do it hence just changing it at the same time. good how-to!
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dont forget to run the car afterwards with your heater on high and the coolant cap off to vent any air bubbles. not doing this will give you air buble in your system and a damaged head gasket.
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Old 03-18-2011, 03:01 PM   #16
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^^^^ i have never heard this before... it never ruined my headgasket but who knows.
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Old 03-18-2011, 09:36 PM   #17
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great thread,this is why i joined this forum,my 2000 focus haynes manual has very few greasy pages thanks to this forum........
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Old 11-18-2011, 06:53 PM   #18
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you most lower or raise the engine to allow room for removal, i went up . its not that hard if you can turn a wrench you can do it. I put the jack under the oil pan , removed the one bolt for the water bottle and set aside, moved the power steering reservoir to one side, removed engine mount , removed bolts on water pump pulley and removed then i raise the engine as far as i could and wedged a long pry bare between fender and a different pulley in order to push the engine over slightly to allow removal and did not have to remove the ac pump this way
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Old 11-19-2011, 10:01 AM   #19
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I replaced my water pump and timing belt and now my crank seal is shot (leaking oil) and the Haynes manual says to pull the WHOLE motor to change the seal!
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excellent instructions you couldn't have made it easier. quite tedious it took about 4 hrs but i didn't have to remove the motor mount or the a/c compressor..thanks for the detail
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