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Old 02-02-2013, 09:52 PM   #1
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Belt Maintenance

So have the Zetec DOHC and im not sure if the belts have been previously replaced and im getting close the rocommended milage to replace them. So i guess my question is, is there only one belt or is there an extra one to time the dual cams? Either way would it be better or easier/cheaper to do it myself or to take it in somewhere?


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Old 02-03-2013, 01:26 AM   #2
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So have the Zetec DOHC and im not sure if the belts have been previously replaced and im getting close the rocommended milage to replace them. So i guess my question is, is there only one belt or is there an extra one to time the dual cams? Either way would it be better or easier/cheaper to do it myself or to take it in somewhere?
Depends on your skill level. Zetec timing belt is not hard if you can read and follow directions.

There is an accessory drive belt. Then inder the covers there is one timing belt that drives both cams.

If you change the belt or have it done, replace both the tensioner and the idler pulleys. Also this would be the perfect time to install a new water pump.
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So if I did choose to have it done somewhere would you recommend going to a jiffy lube type place, a dealership, or somewhere else?
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So if I did choose to have it done somewhere would you recommend going to a jiffy lube type place, a dealership, or somewhere else?
Stay far far away from Jiffy Lube type places. Nothing good ever comes out of them. I wouldn't even let them change my wiper blades. It would definitely be cheaper to do it on your own but any reputable local auto shop would be able to do the work.
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Jiffy lube doesn't hire for experience so id stay away. I worked there for 3 years and I was the only competent person in every store I worked in. Plus they don't do timing belts anyway.
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