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Water pump on a scale of 1-10 how difficult is it to replace a water pump and aux drive belt on a focus 1.8 2003 petrol engine. I am not a novice, have some mechanical experience but have not worked on a newer ford. are any special tools required?

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About 8, if you are methodical you should be ok. You will probably have to remove the cam belt. If you do you need a tool to hold the cams-the tool is basically a flat plate +/- 400 mm long and about 6mm thick which slots into the rear of the cams when engine is in the correct position and on tdc.

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