ENGINE IDENTIFICATION

1996 Ford

Tiny

tumbleweedturkey

September, 16, 2010 AT 1:51 PM

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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Tiny

Wrenchtech

September, 16, 2010 AT 1:56 PM

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.

Tiny

tumbleweedturkey

September, 16, 2010 AT 2:17 PM

Which repair manual do I buy?
The engine doesnt belong to that year and make.

Tiny

Wrenchtech

September, 16, 2010 AT 2:20 PM

Yes it does. It's factory original for that car.

Tiny

tumbleweedturkey

September, 16, 2010 AT 2:22 PM

Niether does haynes

Tiny

Wrenchtech

September, 16, 2010 AT 2:24 PM

I don't know what your referring to but that is an original equipment motor for that car.

Tiny

tumbleweedturkey

September, 16, 2010 AT 2:26 PM

Chilton and haynes for that car has nothing on variable cam timing

Tiny

Wrenchtech

September, 16, 2010 AT 2:29 PM

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

Tiny

tumbleweedturkey

September, 16, 2010 AT 2:30 PM

Thanks

Tiny

Wrenchtech

September, 16, 2010 AT 2:32 PM

You can verify what I said if the 8th digit of your VIN# is a 3

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