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Old 04-01-2009, 11:01 PM   #11
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IMHO, no...
You have to set up the VCT, and if it's not done right (repeated DTC error codes) you have to pull everything apart and start all over again.

Here's the procedure:
http://atomic.speculation.org/Graphics/ZX3%20Pics/Focus%20Documentation/Ford%20Manual%20Files/Cam%20Timing.html
Is there any way you could direct me to the proper place on his page? I clicked the link and it took me to his home page. Thanks for the info!
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Old 04-02-2009, 12:12 AM   #12
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Nothing has a real time in particular that it fails. My idler pulley blew apart at around 75K miles. But I drive the crap out of my car, If one babies it could last a good while longer. My belt itself was fine but under warrenty and working at a dealership, I replaced the ider, belt, and timing belt tensioner. Generally I find its good practice to replace the works when your in there.
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Old 04-02-2009, 05:19 AM   #13
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Depending on when the car was first sold is when your warrenty would expire if the car was first sold in jan/2004 then it will not be covered because how it works is its either 60 months or 100,000 miles witch ever comes first thats how they get you.
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The timing belt would be changed at 100,000 per SVT. The regular zetec is non interference and listed as doing at 120,000. You would need the special tools which are not expensive, and the SVT specific belt procedure to succeed. I replaced my belt at 90,000 along with water pump and the tensioner and idlers. A little early is cheap insurance, as I do not expect to do it again in the life of the car. The belt I removed looked brand new, but too much is made of visual inspections of these belts. The old square tooth belts would have cracks that would form at the root of the teeth. The newer rounded tooth belts generally look fine right up to the point where they break.
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Just wondering what mileage you have all replaced yours at? and if any of you had a timing belt break with low miles on it.
A while back I called the 1-800-ford-svt number and the official deal is...
inspect at 60,000 miles, if ANY signs of cracks, missing teeth or frayed fibers are seen replace the belt. If not, replace regardless at 100K.

I have not heard of belts breaking at low miles UNLESS the belt was kinked or mounted (put under tension) taken off, even for a very short time, and put back on.
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Is there any way you could direct me to the proper place on his page? I clicked the link and it took me to his home page. Thanks for the info!
That's entirely bizzare...
The bookmark I have (which is exactly the link above) goes right to his document.
I suppose it's stored in my cache somewhere now, and that's why it comes up for me.

I hope he didn't take the instructions down off his site.
Lemme check a little more...

OK...checking...
Try this one:
http://atomic.speculation.org/Graphics/ZX3%20Pics/Focus%20Documentation/Ford%20Manual%20Files/Cam%20Timing.html

I don't know a lot about HTML, but it does appear there's something funky with that address.
I guess it's about time to get these instructions posted somewhere where we won't lose em.
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Old 04-02-2009, 08:09 PM   #17
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That's entirely bizzare...
The bookmark I have (which is exactly the link above) goes right to his document.
I suppose it's stored in my cache somewhere now, and that's why it comes up for me.

I hope he didn't take the instructions down off his site.
Lemme check a little more...

OK...checking...
Try this one:
http://atomic.speculation.org/Graphics/ZX3%20Pics/Focus%20Documentation/Ford%20Manual%20Files/Cam%20Timing.html

I don't know a lot about HTML, but it does appear there's something funky with that address.
I guess it's about time to get these instructions posted somewhere where we won't lose em.
Awesome that one worked!!! Thanks!
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I'm going to replace my belt and waterpump soon, now I'm thinking I'll replace the idler and pulley too
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Also, is the belt different for the svt and regular zetec? My buddy works in parts at the dealership by me and ordered me the regular zetec one because its the only one that comes up
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CFM shows the belt and idler to be same as zetec, but the tensioner has a different number for SVT. (it looks the same, and most parts outlets only list one for both). I bought all my parts from my ford dealer except I used a gates blue belt as many others here have done.
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