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2000 Ford Focus timing belt failure

My question is; Could any of the valves or pistons been damaged when my car failed due to the breaking of the timing belt? Some people say that my engine is an interference engine and some say it is not, before I pay the dealer to fix it, can some one tell me whether it is or not and whether I should have it fixed or not? thanks

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If it is the single over head cam (SOHC),chances are you will be o.k.
If it is the dual over head cam (DOHC) , chances are you bent some vales and possible piston damage.
SOHC you can probably do yourself,but the DOHC you need special tools for the set-up of the engine.
Remember to ( after belt is installed ) remove the spark plugs and turn the engine over by hand atleast 2 full turns of the crankshaft.
If while turning by hand the engine stops, you need to reposition the belt on the pulleys. Check the proper diagram, and follow the instructions carefully.
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Depending on engine, if hydraulic valve adjusters the they tend to squirt out the oil before they bend a valve, most others will bend a valve.
The easiest way is to fit a belt(or get a trusted mechanic or competant friend to fit one) and try it, after all, the damage is done(if any) and if you experiance a knocking noise upon starting, shut down and get it looked at then.

Posted on Jul 19, 2009

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