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Timing belt Does a 2003 Ford Focus Z-tech engine nee to have the timing belt replaced?

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  • coldhep Sep 26, 2008

    Does this motor even have a timing belt? May be a chain or gears.

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The belt needs to be replaced at 100,000 MILES

Posted on Sep 25, 2008

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    yadayada Sep 26, 2008

    The replacement time for all ford timing belts is 100,000 miles

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    yadayada Sep 26, 2008

    Both engines used in the focus have timing belts, I was a Ford tech for 30 years

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Change water pump on 2001 ford focus tddi 1.8


You have to pull your Timing Belt to get to it. While you are at it replace the Timing Belt, Timing Belt Tensioner and Serpentine Belt.

Feb 03, 2015 | 2001 Ford Focus

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I took the timing belt off and didn't mark it i need a diagram on how to set the marking.


Here are some assistance for you I hope. Remove Your Timing Belt
  • 1

    Disengage the negative battery cable in all models.

  • 2

    Detach the passenger inner splash-shield and wheel cover, the accessory drive and timing belts, the tensioner and the crankshaft pulley.

  • 3

    Remove the spark plugs, catalytic converter and idler pulley in 2000 and older Ford Focuses. These models also require the crankshaft be turned to "Top Dead Center" (TOC) and a crankshaft timing peg be inserted. Turn the shaft to the right against the timing peg.

  • 4

    Undo the retaining fasteners and lift the timing belt cover off the engine. Align the crank and camshaft timing marks. Older models call for undoing the water pump pulley and valve cover before locking the camshaft in place.

  • 5

    Release the tensioner's bolt. Turn the arm to the right 14 degrees and place a 1/8 inch drill bit in the opening. This secures the belt tensioner in place.

  • 6

    Take the timing belt off.

Install Your Timing Belt
  • 1

    Replace the timing belt counterclockwise motion beginning at the crankshaft.

  • 2

    Unlock the tensioner. Recheck the timing marks by turning the crankshaft two rotations to the right.

  • 3

    Tauten the tensioner's pulley bolt to 15 to 22 foot pounds (20 to 30 Nm) in 2003 and younger models and to 17 to 20 foot pounds (22 to 28 Nm) in older Focuses. Remove the crankshaft timing peg. Reconnect the crankshaft pulley and secure to 81 to 96 foot pounds (110 to 130 Nm) and 81 to 89 foot pounds (110 to 120 Nm) respectively.

  • 4

    Replace the splash shield, front wheel, timing belt cover, accessory drive belt and tensioner and any other items that were disconnected.

  • 5

    Hook up the negative battery cable. Start the engine and check that the timing belt is functioning properly



Read more: How to Check and Replace a Timing Belt in a Ford Focus ' eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_4590598_check-replace-timing-belt-ford.html#ixzz1LQ2rUZx9

May 04, 2011 | 2003 Ford Focus

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How do you change aa timing belt on a 2003 Ford Focus. I have replacement prices from $99 to $526.


ford focus zetec engine 1.6 ,then its quite easy to do but one word of caution ??BIG TIME and the the bottom pulley is not on a keyway just a slight taper so do not undo the bottom pulley bolt by jamming a big bar with socket on and turning the starter motor ,as the bolt loosens the timing belt pulley moves and the valves hit the pistons .jam the flywheel up with a small jemmy bar in the flywheel teeth by removing the starter motor,trust me on this i smashed two pistons and 6 valves undoing the pulley bolt with the starter motor

Mar 30, 2010 | 2003 Ford Focus

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When to replace timing belt for Ford Focus 2003. As per the ford manual its 120K. However, I heard different answers from net like 100K or less. Thanks!


100k its not the belt thats the problem it the rollers breaking up
takeing the belt with it
best to renew all

Jan 11, 2010 | 2003 Ford Focus

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Need to find timing marks, on a 2003 ford focus with a 2.0


Ford Focus 2000-2005 2.0L

2.0L (VIN P) Engines

Fig. Align the timing marks before removing or installing the timing belt-2.0L (VIN P) engine
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Fig. Crankshaft alignment position-Ford 2.0L (VIN 3) engines
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Good luck (rated this help).

Sep 18, 2009 | 2003 Ford Focus

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Ford Focus 2001 Z Tech


Yes, it is a interference engine. If you used the wrong procedure to align components before installing the timing belt, sometimes you can redo the correct procedure and fixed it. Good luck.

Dave

Mar 05, 2009 | 2001 Ford Focus

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Ford 2001 Focus Z tech 2.0 L Engine idle is too high.


yea you need to reset the timing r the timing belt is off by a couple teeth

Mar 01, 2009 | 2001 Ford Focus

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Setting the timing


hope this helps- sounds like someone replaced your timing belt and when they replaced it, they were off by one a tooth or peg on the belt- buy a Haynes manual from Advance Auto parts or go to Advance Auto Parts and look for an OPENED 2003 Ford Focus Haynes. Read the part about installation of timing belts. You DO NOT have to remove the timing belt, just make certain it is correctly lined up with the proper marks. If you are a decent mechanic, you can do this yourself. Unlike cars in the 70's you cannot adjust the timing on today's Vehicles

Dec 14, 2008 | 2003 Ford Focus

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