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My son's 2003 ford focus 2.0 sohc has been idling rough, now

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my son's 2003 ford focus 2.0 sohc has been idling rough, now it starts, then dies, and is making a loud grinding noise near the water pump. FYI - last year he rear ended someone and caused a lot of front end damage. My brother is a decent backyard mechanic, but I was hoping to help him out with a quicker diagnosis from a pro. Neighbor used a stethescope and the noise is definitely coming from near the water pump. We recently changed the shift cylinoids (sp?) also because it would go into OD. Now that works great. I am obviously trying to get this done inexpensively. Sorry for the long post, but thought it would help. LB
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Wayne Crawford replied 2 years ago.
Hello. My name is ***** ***** I will be helping you today.With the grinding noise and it not running properly my money would be on a failed timing component. Have him pull the timing cover and the damage should be obvious.