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How to replace timing chain on Ford Focus 1.6 TDCi 2004-2011

Special tools

  • Camshaft alignment tool – Ford No.303-735.
  • Crankshaft alignment tool – Ford No.303-732.
  • Crankshaft locking tool – Ford No.303-734.

General precautions

  • Disconnect battery earth lead.
  • Remove glow plugs to ease turning engine.
  • Turn engine in normal direction of rotation (unless otherwise stated).
  • Observe tightening torques.
  • If fitted: Mark position of crankshaft position (CKP) sensor before removal.
  • Do NOT turn crankshaft via camshaft or other sprockets.
  • Do NOT turn crankshaft or camshaft with timing chain removed.

How to replace timing chain on Ford Focus 1.6 TDCi 2004-2011

Valve timing procedures

  • Removal/installation of timing chain requires:
      • Timing belt removal.
      • Camshaft housing removal [1] .

    NOTE: Refer to Autodata Technical Data for tightening torques.

    NOTE: Refer to Technical Data module for tightening torques.

  • Align camshaft sprocket [2] . Use tool No.303-732.
  • Align coloured chain links with timing mark on each sprocket [3] .
  • Timing chain tensioner must be installed before camshafts are installed [4] .

NOTE: Crankshaft pulley centre bolt MUST only be used once [5] .

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