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busta spring 01-05-2013 11:26 PM

new timing belt ?
 
What should it cost to have a shop install a new timing belt
for a 2003 Focus...2.0 SPI

under $500 ? (hopefully)

curtisparker82 01-06-2013 09:10 AM

well the local ford dealer here wants $800 for parts and labor but that's on a 2002 zx5 2.0 dohc

whynotthinkwhynot 01-06-2013 11:09 AM

It's going to cost more than $500. That's a lot of labor, and there will be parts that need to be replaced at the same time- tensioner, possibly water pump depending on design, and serpentine belts if it's time.

JJMcKinney 01-06-2013 04:39 PM

I was quoted 700 on my '03 2.0 SPI and it was only booked at 2.5 hours. Didn't think it was to bad of a price! Thankfully it did not need to be replaced.

amc49 01-06-2013 06:10 PM

Are we sure it's the timing belt? I ask because based on how motor may have stopped it could easily be something else, especially with that motor.

Now, if water pump died, then yes probably need the belt too...........

JJMcKinney 01-06-2013 06:35 PM

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With mine it just died while driving down the road, everything checks out fine, ie: fuel pump, spark, compression. I did have to replace the idler pulley, and also replaced the spark plugs, fuel filter, cam position sensor, next is the crank sensor. The motor turns over normal speed, the crank turns so not a timing belt.

busta spring 01-06-2013 07:04 PM

Thanks to everyone for your input.
No problems @ present...car has 119K & service schedule
calls for belt replacement @ 120 K....looks like I need to save
some lunch money )

amc49 01-06-2013 08:22 PM

Change the water pump too at same time, it goes bad and destroys brand new belt.........

freemind 01-07-2013 04:12 AM

It took me 3.5 hrs total to do mine. Albeit I have a place to work on it. I replaced the belt, tensioner, idler, water pump, serp. tensioner, serp. idler and installed adj. cam gears.

A shop would of charged a bunch to do it.

whynotthinkwhynot 01-07-2013 05:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JJMcKinney (Post 4528327)
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With mine it just died while driving down the road, everything checks out fine, ie: fuel pump, spark, compression. I did have to replace the idler pulley, and also replaced the spark plugs, fuel filter, cam position sensor, next is the crank sensor. The motor turns over normal speed, the crank turns so not a timing belt.

Have you started your own thread? That is the best way to get advice if you're looking for it.


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