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09-04-2015 11:36 AM
willybos Just used this thread to successfully change my timing belt on a 2001 focus wagon SE!

thank you!

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
Originally Posted by e6bill View Post
Just ordered the Massive tool kit from Amazon, $30. Now on to parts gathering.
Did the same:

On order are:
Belt Tensioner
Drive belt
Thermostat Housing
Water Pump
Timing Belt Component Kit
Idler Pulley
Temperature Sender
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
sailor 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
sailor 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?
01-23-2015 03:42 PM
MarsSVTF Ford told me it would take 10hrs and cost $1785!!!!!!!!!!!!
01-23-2015 11:11 AM
Originally Posted by MarsSVTF View Post
I have a question, do you think this belt will last a few more thousand miles?

I inspected it real well and did not see and serious cracking, i did see some very tiny almost microscopic cracks, i just need to make it till its no longer 20F out and snowing and ice to do the job my self. I would even pay to have it done but here on long island - NYC this job could cost who knows.. $800? Hey, anyone in my area with a warm shop willing to do this for me? How much? :-) LOL
Mine looked worse. Had tiny cracks across the belt. So I think you're ok for now. Just be careful. Don't beat on it. Just in case
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