Question about 2000 Ford Focus
HARD TO DO YOURSELF.ASSAID YOU NEED A LOCKING BOLT FOR THE CRANK,TO STOP IT TURNING.ALSO IF WRONG BELT SAME THING CAN HAPPEN...DONT BRING IT TO A FORD GARAGE,AS THEY CHARGE YOU TRIPLLE PRICE OF A REPUTABLE PRIVATE MECHANIC.WHO DOESNT TAKE ALL DAY...ANY GOOD DECENT MECHANIC WILL CHARGE APPROX
Posted on Jun 04, 2010
Do not attempt this yourself but take it to ford garage as special tools are required ,the bottom pulley bolt holds the gearwheel on by pressure and when you try to slacken bolt if crank isnt locked right the gearwheel stays still and the crank turns and you end up with 5 valves bent and hole in piston ,trust me on this ,got the teashirt for this
Posted on Jun 04, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Hello mawbea: My name is Roger I will answer your question. You did not say which engine is in your car. So if you have a 2.0 SOHC engine. If the belt broke you should be Ok. If you have the 2.0 DOHC engine. The likely hood of bending the valves are just about a guarantee. How ever with any engine using a timing belt it is possible to bend a valve.Should you need more help please just ask.
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Posted on Jul 08, 2009
Changing a water pump is pretty basic. Since the coolant system is a closed system you only need to be concerned with that system. For instance you since you have to mess around with it anyway you might as well change the thermostat and flush the coolant system. Make sure your radiator hoses are in good shape and that's about it.
If you have basic mechanical skills and tools you will have no problem replacing a water pump.
As far as information with the actual replacement there are a number of experts here including myself that could explain how to do it.
However no matter how good our explanations are it just can't compare to a good repair manual.
A repair manual for your car at Auto Zone would likely cost between $12 and $15. It is a great investment if you are going to keep your car for any length of time. When you sell, it shows the buyer you took the time to maintain and repair it right.
I personally like Haynes Manuals.
I hope this helps.
Posted on Nov 11, 2009
Non-interference. How fast were you going when belt broke ? Please let me know if I can help with anything else.
Posted on Feb 10, 2010
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