• Tiny
  • caribe2013
  • 2003 Ford Focus
  • 139,000 miles

Main Issue was Timing Belt.

I changed the timing belt, water pump, and I follow the instructions on to how look for the marks on the crankshaft and camshaft.

After I did that, car or engine started right away. Everything it seems OK. There was a little situation. When I cranked it smoke came out the side I worked on the car, right side.

So after the smoke vanished I continue cranking the engine and it went well.

Car was parked almost four months without moving and with half of tank with gas. Temp outside was 89 degrees to 90

Now, car cranks ok but engines after 15 minutes driving dies and I started to crank it every time the engine dies, I am concern for the starter,

Any advice. Please.

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013 AT 4:04 PM

1 Answer

  • Tiny
  • hmac300
  • Expert
  • 42,965 posts

Clesn throttle plate on both sides with choke cleaner and iac hole. Scan for codes and check fuel pressure

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Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 AT 8:46 AM

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