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1996 Ford Other

Engine Mechanical problem
1996 Other Ford Models 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

96 mystique has motor with head casting number
RF-978M-6090-R74 16v zetec VCT manufactured in 97 Which repair book do I buy? Cant find variable cam info. Its out of time thank you
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Tumbleweedturkey
September 16, 2010.




That's most likely a DOHC 2.0 VIN#3. That requires special tools to time it correctly and cannot be done without them or it will cause a repeating PO340 code and barely run.

Wrenchtech
Sep 16, 2010.
Which repair manual do I buy?
The engine doesnt belong to that year and make.

Tiny
Tumbleweedturkey
Sep 16, 2010.
Yes it does. It's factory original for that car.

Wrenchtech
Sep 16, 2010.
Niether does haynes
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Tiny
Tumbleweedturkey
Sep 16, 2010.
I don't know what your referring to but that is an original equipment motor for that car.

Wrenchtech
Sep 16, 2010.
Chilton and haynes for that car has nothing on variable cam timing

Tiny
Tumbleweedturkey
Sep 16, 2010.
What do you want me to say? The motor is original. You can buy an Alldata online subscription for one vehicle very inexpensively. http://www.alldata.com

Wrenchtech
Sep 16, 2010.
Thanks

Tiny
Tumbleweedturkey
Sep 16, 2010.
You can verify what I said if the 8th digit of your VIN# is a 3

Wrenchtech
Sep 16, 2010.

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