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Hey guys,

I'm totally stumped. I took a couple days off here to replace the timing belts on my mom's and my own Focii.

My car - 2001 Focus Wagon
Her car - 2000 Focus ZTW

I swapped the timing belt on my car yesterday. Went smoothly and perfectly.

Now, my mom's car. The head is different. The notches in the ends of the cams are actually below the surface of the head. The flat tool I used on my 2001 will not work on her's.

Here is an image of how it is supposed to be;




The ONLY reference on the entire internet I could find to her head, is found in this YouTube video. Skip to 1:30 to see the tool he made;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZFfi44tNA0

Other guides for the Escort show a flat tool, like the one in the picture I posted before...

So... What the heck is going on?
 

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180 degrees off (rotate the crank to the proper position) would be my first guess without being there to see it.

I THINK you are at TDC #4, NOT TDC #1, so the tool won't fit (and it shouldn't in that position).

A simple OOPS, easily checked....

Luck!

(the ZTS I THINK you meant SHOULD be the same motor as your Wagon (ZTW = Wagon, ZTS = sedan with twin cam engine))
 

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Sailor is 100% correct, rotate the assembly 180 degrees and the tool will fit........lol, tool.
 
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