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Old 11-09-2010, 02:16 PM   #111
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Just DO IT !!!!

Absolutley....if he did a ZT than he can do a SVT. IT AIN'T ROCKET SCIENCE!
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Old 02-26-2011, 05:20 PM   #112
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which cylinder is cylinder number one??!!!! im doing this right now and i need to know now! lol
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Old 02-26-2011, 05:26 PM   #113
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The one closest to the timing belt.
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Old 02-26-2011, 06:57 PM   #114
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thanks for the write up! helped lots.
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Old 02-26-2011, 07:23 PM   #115
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Nobody has thrown up a pic of a home made bar and pin, so here ya go, here is another way to times the Zetec without buying kits.

Look at the Haynes manual for spec's on pin, the bar is 5mm thick.
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Old 03-06-2011, 10:23 AM   #116
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I did my timing belt over the winter using this thread. There are a few differences and things to note:

1) I used an electric impact gun to break loose the bolt which holds the harmonic balancer to the crankshaft. If you're doing your own timing belt be aware that you'll have to get that bolt loose somehow.
2) I didn't use the special Ford bolt that you use to find TDC for the engine. I couldn't figure out where the access hole for it was. The bolt that I thought was the correct one was behind the exhaust manifold and virtually impossible to get to without removing the manifold. I simply set the cams using the Ford cam locking tool, then marked the timing belt at each cam sprocket and at the crankshaft sprocket using some wite out. I took the old belt off and lined it up with the new belt using the teeth and transferred the marks over to the new belt. I then used those marks on the new belt to line everything up when putting the new belt on the crankshaft and 2 camshaft pulleys.

Everything runs well. Just as a funny aside, I did the timing belt because I thought the water pump was bad and leaking coolant. I figured while I was in there doing the water pump I'd do the timing belt as well. I had planned on doing the belt this spring, I hate wrenching when it's cold in the winter. I put everything back together and started her up and she still leaked! It was the coolant hose right next to the water pump which was leaking. That hose clamp to that hose is hard as hell to get to as well. I couldn't put a set of pliers to compress it to remove it. I had to use a special tool for compress that hose clamps.

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This post saved me. I started the job without reading that far and realized I was SOL when I needed to remove the harmonic balancer. Then I read ahead a little and found the part about the leaky hose. I got the clamp off using a pair of extended offset needle nose that I got about 5 years ago for 5 bucks at a cheapo tool place because I thought they were cool.

Now I'm off to find that hose and a tool to hold the balancer.
I appreciate the initial write up too.
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Old 03-06-2011, 02:10 PM   #117
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BTW, does anybody have any bright ideas on breaking loose that harmonic balancer pulley? I don't have access to a good 1/2" impact. I saw that the balancer has 3 holes in the front that might be for a special tool to go in but none of my local parts stores had ever heard of anything like that. I'm cautiously contemplating locking the cams in place with the bar and trying to tap the 18mm bolt loose with a hammer but I'm worried about like wrecking everything with a hammer blow. Is there a special tool?
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They actually make two tools that could hold it for you, the one on the left is a chain to wrap around it and use to keep it still, or the one on the right is a strap, I would get the strap so it won't mark up the pulley and there is more adjustment in the strap one.

Have a friend help, one hold the strap tool on there so it doesn't move the pulley, and the other have a break bar and socket to get the bolt off. And just use that muscle.

Note though, if necessary use a old timing belt and cut it so you can put it on the strap tool and get a little more grip on the pulley if needed.
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They actually make two tools that could hold it for you ...
Hey, thanks for the respose! I just made arrangements to rent an impact from a tool rental place. I've been stalled on this by a few different things and really need a easy victory to feel good about myself.
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I know what ya mean man, I had to re-build my Zetec for the wagon, so I know what you mean by you need to feel like you accomplished something.
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