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Old 03-05-2007, 05:15 PM   #1
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timing the svt focus??

ok i just timed my car with the special timing tools andi got a check engine light on and it is p1381 which is to far advanced but i used the timing tools and every thing what couls have gone wrong?? i put the blanking bolt in so it lines up the crank and turned the crank intill it stoped and made sure it was top dead center i also had the flat piece of metal in the camshafts. i did get the exhaust sprocket loose but couldnt get the intake sprocked loose so just put the belt on and the teeth matched up so i dont think it would be from that. so what could have gone wrong???


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Have you checked the belt, maybe theres some ribs missing on it.
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its a brand new belt ever rib is on it
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Other than an over advanced camshaft, Check these symptoms
-No oil flow to the VCT piston chamber
-Low oil pressure
-VCT solenoid valve stuck closed
-Camshaft advance mechanism binding (VCT unit)
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well this is the second time i am timing it the first time i didnt have the tool that lines up the crank and it was two teeth off and i got p1383 which is over retarted and now i got the special tools and redid the timing and it runs better but i now got that other code.... its messed up... everything lined up i dont really know why it would be off now
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