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Timming belt replacement Ford 2001 dual cam

What is the best way to replace the timing belt on a dual cam. Having problems keeping it tight without having to loosening the Cam drive wheels and not moving the main drive unit from TDC

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You have to leave all of the slack at the tensioner. Get the timing marks lined up on both of the cams and the crank. With the slack left at the tensioner, release the tensioner. It is okay if the marks move a little after this. Manually turn the engine crankshaft twice and then MAKE SURE THE MARKS LINE UP! If they do after two revolutions of the engine, you are good to go. This applies wether or not you are at DTC or not! Remember that!
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If this is Z TEC engine , you will need cam alignment set , after cams are aligned on opposite end of sprockets , you will need to loosen front sprocket , set belt tension and retorque sprocket bolt , very important to get it right , these engines are sensitive

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Dont try anything!there is not marks!the engine have special tools to timing!the new tensioner comes in a complete kit with the timing belt.is automatic spring loaded.the only that you have to do is after fitting remove a safety lock pin to release the mechanism!the timing is the difficulty of this engine.try a ford garage dont ruin your engine!

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I need information to replace the timing belt on ford focus 2001 2.3

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your valve tiiming is way off. you didnt work counterclockwise installing the belt keeping it under tension. and pay close attention to cam positions the half moons face up pic here
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here is the full way to do it just make sure you start at crankshaft working counterclockwise keeping tension on belt as much as possible and when finished always turn engine 2 revolutions with a wrench on crankshaft bolt and double check the alignment before putting back together. but here is the link
http://www.autozone.com/shopping/repairGuide.htm?pageId=0900c152801ecf2a

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