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Old 07-26-2013, 12:14 AM   #31
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Only thing left is timing, you have replaced everything else.

Were the tools you used the Ford tools or home made tools? I have a set that I made and I found out the hard way that it only takes a few mm to put the timing off enough to cause issues. First time I did the procedure I didn't realize that my cam bar wasn't exactly 5mm thick and the crank pin wasn't exactly 63.4mm (ZETEC engine) I was off by .5mm on the thickness and 1.6mm longer on the pin. That was enough to cause the same issue you are having now. Except for the engine pop/back fire.
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I used the ford supplied specials tools, the bar and the pin and made sure the engine was at top dead center first by using the pin and double checking on cylinder #1 with a screw driver and it was for sure at top dead center and the cams lined up just fine so idk how it could be the timing
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Only other thing I can think of is checking all of your engine and PCM grounds. Ensure that they are tight and clear of any corrosion and dirt.
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Hi Kyle......did you release both cam sprockets when tensioning the belt?
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Hi Kyle......did you release both cam sprockets when tensioning the belt?
yes i let them float then tightened them back down after the belt was on.
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Old 07-26-2013, 01:24 AM   #36
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Sorry kyle just read this that you wrote:

"So when the car has been sitting for awhile say a few hours the first time going up through the gears is just about uneventful but as soon as I have been driving fir more than about 30 seconds and try and accelerate again the car starts jolting and shutting like the rest if the time."

This would indicate that your timing is spot on.
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Old 07-26-2013, 01:37 AM   #37
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Kyle I realise you have checked for vacuum leaks but have you checked the pipe leading to your charcoal cannister purge valve......I am not sure exactly where the pipe is situated on your engine, but it normally runs across the back of the engine to the cannister on the firewall and it is common when removing the cam cover to disturb this pipe and for it to be broken where it connects into the purge cannister/valve.
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Kyle I realise you have checked for vacuum leaks but have you checked the pipe leading to your charcoal cannister purge valve......I am not sure exactly where the pipe is situated on your engine, but it normally runs across the back of the engine to the cannister on the firewall and it is common when removing the cam cover to disturb this pipe and for it to be broken where it connects into the purge cannister/valve.
No I don't think I have checked that. Is that a rubber hose or a metal pipe. Do you possibly have a picture of this charcoal valve because I'm not quite sure what you're referring to?
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Kyle it will be a black plastic pipe leading to a canister on the firewall on passenger side. The pipe normally sits attached to the cam cover .

Google ford focus charcoal canister for image
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Well there wasn't anything disconnected anywhere as far as I can tell. Nothing on that charcoal canister went to the can cover tho, and I don't remember there being anything that did before, the only tube that's not electrical went down back behind the engine.
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