would anyone in the waco,killeen,austin help me? - Focus Fanatics
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Focus Fanatics > Regional Forums > Southern Fanatics > Fanatics: Texas

Fanatics: Texas Regional discussion Forum for planning events and sharing information with all Members in the Texas (Lonestar) areas.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-15-2012, 12:02 PM   #1
scoutout
Focus Enthusiast
 
scoutout's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Fan#: 88324
Location: cleveland, TX
What I Drive: 2002 black ford focus svt

Posts: 314
FF Reputation: 1 scoutout Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (5)
would anyone in the waco,killeen,austin help me?

can anyone in these areas help me figure out what is up with my svtf? trying to battle the p1383 code. could really use someone who has knowledge or been down this path before! thank you


__________________
2002 Black SVT # 2,844 148k miles and counting!
OIF VET 2007-2008
scoutout is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 04-15-2012, 02:27 PM   #2
scoutout
Focus Enthusiast
 
scoutout's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Fan#: 88324
Location: cleveland, TX
What I Drive: 2002 black ford focus svt

Posts: 314
FF Reputation: 1 scoutout Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (5)
oh i will pay you for your time! if that will get any intrest in helping me.
__________________
2002 Black SVT # 2,844 148k miles and counting!
OIF VET 2007-2008
scoutout is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2012, 02:38 PM   #3
mikebontoft
Toxx
 
mikebontoft's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Fan#: 58647
Location: SLC, UT
What I Drive: 5.9L Grand Cherokee ZJ

Posts: 25,779
FF Reputation: 76 mikebontoft Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (3)
Well the cam timing is off. Did you or a shop etc replace the timing belt recently? Plenty of people get it wrong and end up putting the vct solenoid in the wrong spot.
__________________
SR #127 | '02 Focus SE "Foci" (5.0 RWD - parting) | '90 Mazda 626 GT "Greenie" (2.2L turbo T3/T4 rebuild-sold) | '75 BMW 2002 "Carby" (resto-mod racecar) | '75 BMW 2002 (donor -sold) | '98 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.9L (lifted and fast) | '99 BMW 328is (alt. daily).
Moderating General Chat Lounge, General Technical Chat, Ford Focus & General Car Chat, and Rocky Mountain Fanatics
mikebontoft is online now  
    Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2012, 02:59 PM   #4
scoutout
Focus Enthusiast
 
scoutout's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Fan#: 88324
Location: cleveland, TX
What I Drive: 2002 black ford focus svt

Posts: 314
FF Reputation: 1 scoutout Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (5)
no i didnt change it. i was thinking whoever had the car before me did it.
__________________
2002 Black SVT # 2,844 148k miles and counting!
OIF VET 2007-2008
scoutout is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2012, 03:05 PM   #5
mikebontoft
Toxx
 
mikebontoft's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Fan#: 58647
Location: SLC, UT
What I Drive: 5.9L Grand Cherokee ZJ

Posts: 25,779
FF Reputation: 76 mikebontoft Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (3)
That's very likely.... have you always had the code since you bought it? I have not done a belt on an SVT yet, but from what I understand they are tough to get correctly if you don't know how to do it or look up the procedure.
__________________
SR #127 | '02 Focus SE "Foci" (5.0 RWD - parting) | '90 Mazda 626 GT "Greenie" (2.2L turbo T3/T4 rebuild-sold) | '75 BMW 2002 "Carby" (resto-mod racecar) | '75 BMW 2002 (donor -sold) | '98 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.9L (lifted and fast) | '99 BMW 328is (alt. daily).
Moderating General Chat Lounge, General Technical Chat, Ford Focus & General Car Chat, and Rocky Mountain Fanatics
mikebontoft is online now  
    Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2012, 03:25 PM   #6
scoutout
Focus Enthusiast
 
scoutout's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Fan#: 88324
Location: cleveland, TX
What I Drive: 2002 black ford focus svt

Posts: 314
FF Reputation: 1 scoutout Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (5)
yep had the code from day one. yea i heard there tough that is why i was hoping to find some help. someone has done it right and knows what there doing.
__________________
2002 Black SVT # 2,844 148k miles and counting!
OIF VET 2007-2008
scoutout is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2012, 03:26 PM   #7
Tom
FF Founder
 
Tom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Fan#: 2
Location: Austin, TX
What I Drive: 2005 Saleen ZX3 SES Turbo

Posts: 19,720
FF Reputation: 60 Tom Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (7)
Yeah its a timing issue, I sent you information on a very reputable shop here in Austin.
Tom is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2012, 03:41 PM   #8
tukaniSVT
FF PHOTOG ENTHUSIAST
 
tukaniSVT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Fan#: 5521
Location: SW Houston, TX
What I Drive: 2003 SVT Focus 2008 Edge SEL

Posts: 14,938
FF Reputation: 34 tukaniSVT Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
It's isn't too terrible hard ... just to be very meticulous and have the correct tools to work on it.

The Houston crew has done quite a few of them.

Looks like Tom has a shop that will help you out. Good luck. If you have any questions of the process, you can ask. It's a common thing for SVTF owners.

-Ray-
__________________
Hatch Nation Member: #147

R.I.P - FELLOW FF MEMBER, IZZY, BLK2k3GTS, will always be remembered. We will compete on a different course again one day.
tukaniSVT is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2012, 03:45 PM   #9
scoutout
Focus Enthusiast
 
scoutout's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Fan#: 88324
Location: cleveland, TX
What I Drive: 2002 black ford focus svt

Posts: 314
FF Reputation: 1 scoutout Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (5)
i kinda dont have the money for a shop. so im trying to do it my self. should i go ahead and just buy the whole timing belt set and replace it or just try and time it if its off? i took the cover off and the belt looks good.
__________________
2002 Black SVT # 2,844 148k miles and counting!
OIF VET 2007-2008
scoutout is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2012, 02:14 PM   #10
Bullit
Focus Enthusiast
 
Bullit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Fan#: 95749
Location: Dickinson, TX
What I Drive: 2010 Flame Blue SES

Posts: 152
FF Reputation: 1 Bullit Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
When doing a timing belt there are 2 ways to start puting it back together.
1. If there is markings on the cam and oil gears and behind them. You would need to match them up. Also there should be a timing mark on the crank like a nick or a cut and somewhere there should be a gauge with a notch at the 0. Sometimes the guage is on the timing cover and sometimes there is a notch on the block with a timing guage on the crank gear. You want the notch to line up with the 0 on the guage. There shouldn't be a need to retime your motor. Once everything is lined up put the belt on and roll the motor 2 full rotations then tighten the tentioner. Turn the engine 1 full rotation and make sure they line back up with the tentioner tight.

2. If there isn't a timing mark on your crank shaft you need to find top dead center. there are a few ways to find this. One is by pulling the crank shaft gear and putting the tooth notch up then replacing the rank gear. Another is to pull the plug on cylendar 1 and stick a screw driver in the hole. Turn the engine untill the piston hits the tip of the screw driver then just before it starts to go back down stop. That should be TDC (top dead center).

Once you have the Crank at top dead center then you would do everything from the first part minus moving the crank.

This is a general explanation for replacing a timing belt so there may be more may not be more that needs to be done.

Also the markers on the gears are usually triangles or diamonds. Sometimes these gears are used on multiple engines and will have both a triangle and a diamond. Make sure you know witch one to use. Sometimes you can find out this info online or maybe someone can answer that question.

Oh and GOOD LUCK!
__________________
I dont often race... but when i do its in a Focus.
Bullit is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:53 AM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Terms of Use : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information : Site Map

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Acura TLX or Fiesta ST. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area.