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Crankshaft Timing Peg p/n 303-507
Holding Fixture p/n 205-126
Ford 2.3/2.0L Duratec Requires Special Tools To Service Crankshaft Pulley
Some 2001-2007 vehicles equipped with a Ford 2.0L or 2.3L Duratec Engine may exhibit no start, loss of engine timing or scraping noise at crankshaft pulley at front of engine.
These engines, (excluding 2.0L SPi
and Zetec engines) may experience damage if the crankshaft
pulley bolt is loosened during service without first installing the following Special Service Tools.
The crankshaft pulley bolt also retains the crankshaft cam drive
sprocket which is NOT keyed to the crankshaft, so valve timing may
shift if the crankshaft pulley bolt is loosened. If this occurs, the
pistons may contact and damage the valves.
Before ANY repair that requires loosening or removal of the crankshaft
pulley bolt, engine valve timing MUST be locked by using the Special
Service Tools. Do not attempt to start the engine without verifying
engine cam timing.
SERVICE TOOLS REQUIRED:
1) Crankshaft Timing Peg p/n 303-507 is 2-1/8" (54 mm), see illustration.
2) Camshaft Alignment Plate p/n 303-465.
3) Holding Fixture p/n 205-126, see illustration.
4) Adaptor 205-072-02, see illustration.
Inspect the crankshaft pulley for rubber protruding from the pulley (Figure 1),
loose pulse wheel, or bent tabs on pulse wheel touching engine front
cover. Replace crankshaft pulley with service kit for respective
Some or all of this information was provided by the Automotive
Parts Remanufacturers Association (APRA). For more information on
technical bulletins available through APRA call 703-968-2772 or visit www.AutoBulletins.com.