1996 Other Ford Models engine identification

Tiny
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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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Thursday, September 16th, 2010 AT 1:51 PM

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Tiny
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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.
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Thursday, September 16th, 2010 AT 1:56 PM
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Which repair manual do I buy?
The engine doesnt belong to that year and make.
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Thursday, September 16th, 2010 AT 2:17 PM
Tiny
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Yes it does. It's factory original for that car.
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Thursday, September 16th, 2010 AT 2:20 PM
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Niether does haynes
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Thursday, September 16th, 2010 AT 2:22 PM
Tiny
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I don't know what your referring to but that is an original equipment motor for that car.
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Thursday, September 16th, 2010 AT 2:24 PM
Tiny
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Chilton and haynes for that car has nothing on variable cam timing
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Thursday, September 16th, 2010 AT 2:26 PM
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What do you want me to say? The motor is original. You can buy an Alldata online subscription for one vehicle very inexpensively. Www. Alldata. Com
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Thursday, September 16th, 2010 AT 2:29 PM
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Thanks
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Thursday, September 16th, 2010 AT 2:30 PM
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You can verify what I said if the 8th digit of your VIN# is a 3
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Thursday, September 16th, 2010 AT 2:32 PM

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