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Old 04-25-2014, 04:30 PM   #1
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Need Help Identifying A Part

Hello,
I recently purchased a 2000 SE (manual). There is a part I'm trying to identify as it is missing from my car. I'm a dummie and would call it a "skid plate". It's a piece of black plastic that sits directly under the engine and would attach to the front bumper. I would assume it's there to keep debris from popping up into the engine.

Right now if i look under the car I can see straight up into the engine.

Here is a video of the front bumper being removed on a newer model. But you'll see the part I'm talking about hang down when he removes the bumper.
http://youtu.be/5j8xS8pibso

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Nothing under the engine on any version BEFORE the current MkIII ('12-present).

The under cover only extends from the bottom of the front bumper cover to a point just before the radiator support.

Open from the radiator support back.
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Hmm, it looks like some sort of plastic shield or guard broke off.

Is it normal to be able to see the bottom of the timing belt, or should there be a cover/guard? Should the under side of the engine be completely exposed if I look up under the engine from behind the front bumper?

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Hello,
In this youtube video, the poster shows and removes the part I'm referring to. He calls it a "splash shield". It looks like it protects the bottom of the timing belt.

http://youtu.be/0cf-r8_BQEw

If anyone knows the name or link to where I can purchase one I'd appreciate it.

Also, what's the name of plastic dimpled flashing under the wipers? The passenger side, where you would remove it to gain access to the cabin air filter, on my car is cracked and I'd like to replace that as well.

I looked at manuals, but the just have numbers that I've searched for without results.

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Under the windshield would be a "Cowling".

Parts naming can be weird, helps when you find a picture of the area w/parts descriptions. Fordparts.com can help with that portion, to give you a better idea what they call it.
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Hello,
In this youtube video, the poster shows and removes the part I'm referring to. He calls it a "splash shield". It looks like it protects the bottom of the timing belt.

http://youtu.be/0cf-r8_BQEw

If anyone knows the name or link to where I can purchase one I'd appreciate it.
I didn't watch the whole video, Overall, the guy seemed pretty knowledgable, but he does not know that this is a non-interference engine....

The best way to find the part number for the splash shield is to call your local ford dealer. they should be able to find it for you when all else fails. then you can search for it by part number at your preferred site.
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