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How to Replace timing chains on Ford KA 1.3 TDCi 2008-

Special tools

  • Camshaft holding tool – No.1.871.008.600.
  • Camshaft locking tool x 2 – No.1.871.000.900.
  • Crankshaft pulley holding tool 1 – No.1.871.000.200.
  • Crankshaft pulley holding tool 2 – No.2.000.001.000.

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 chains on Ford KA 1.3 TDCi 2008-
How to Replace timing chains on Ford KA 1.3 TDCi 2008-

Valve timing procedures

  • Removal/installation of timing chain requires:
      • Sump removal.
  • Remove blanking plugs from camshaft housing [1] .
  • Install camshaft locking tools [2] .
  • Flat sections on camshaft locking tool must be in horizontal position [3] .
  • Turn crankshaft in direction of rotation until both camshaft locking tools are heard to engage.
  • Insert a suitable pin in bell housing hole to lock crankshaft [4] .
  • Compress timing chain tensioner and lock with pin [5] .
  • Remove timing chain, crankshaft sprocket and camshaft sprocket as an assembly.
  • Install timing chain, crankshaft sprocket and camshaft sprocket as an assembly.
  • Remove tensioner locking pin [5] .
  • Tighten camshaft sprocket bolt to 168±31 Nm.

NOTE: Crankshaft pulley hub bolt has LH thread.

  • Remove camshaft gears as follows:
      • Ensure camshaft locking tools correctly fitted [2] .
      • Remove camshaft housing.
      • Remove camshaft locking tools [2] .
      • Slacken bolt of each camshaft gear [6] . Retain camshafts in position with camshaft holding tool.
      • Remove camshafts and camshaft gears.
  • Install camshaft gears as follows:
      • Install camshafts and camshaft gears.
      • Tighten bolt of each camshaft gear to 168±31 Nm [6] . Retain camshafts in position with camshaft holding tool.
      • Install camshaft locking tools [2] .
      • Flat sections on camshaft locking tool must be in horizontal position [3] .
      • Install camshaft housing.

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