|01-02-2016 06:32 PM|
|amc49||Save old timing belts and serp belts, they make great strap wrenches used with a pair of visegrips to cinch them down at a certain length.|
|01-01-2016 10:07 PM|
|Don Miner||Great write up|
|09-04-2015 11:36 AM|
Just used this thread to successfully change my timing belt on a 2001 focus wagon SE!
BTW i would edit the thread to mention using a strap wrench of some sort to hold the crank pulley / harmonic balancer while loosening that big nut.
Also the white out marking trick worked for me rather than using the timing pin, one mark on each gear and belt, matched it to the new one, voila!
|01-30-2015 02:54 AM|
On order are:
Timing Belt Component Kit
Valve Cover Gasket
massive timing tool
|01-30-2015 02:52 AM|
|MarsSVTF||Hey i took a second look at my timing belt and i noticed it had a part number on on it and FORD and then GATES written on in. Does gates make the OEM belts for ford?|
|01-24-2015 09:59 PM|
|e6bill||Just ordered the Massive tool kit from Amazon, $30. Now on to parts gathering.|
|01-23-2015 06:22 PM|
2 idler kit covers all possibilities, you'll only use the one that fits/matches (two sizes).
Order up the timing tool kit from Massive, not terribly expensive & definitely necessary to get it right.
|01-23-2015 06:13 PM|
|MarsSVTF||Quick question, i'm ordering some parts, do i need the kit with the 1 Tensioner, 2 Idlers? O the 1 Tensioner, 1 Idlers|
|01-23-2015 06:12 PM|
|Blue5ive||A couple years ago local Ford dealer quoted me $1200 to do just timing belt, tensioner and idler and they would need the car at least 2 days.|
|01-23-2015 06:09 PM|
That's more than double typical prices I've seen posted, how many repairs included in that? (water pump? complete serpentine including tensioner/idler?)
What's the shop rate up to in that area?
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