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Old 09-15-2012, 11:20 AM   #1
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How to tell which engine has timing belt or chain?

I am going to look at a 2002 Focus wagon with 98,000 miles today. That is about the age it requires a new timing belt if it has one, right? How can I tell if the engine in the 2002 has a timing chain like my 2004 has? Or did all the 2.0L's found in wagons have belts that year?


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all 2.0L zetecs from 00-04 were with timing belt. not sure about the 2.0 spi engines

your 2.3 was a duratec
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Duratec have chain.
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If it has plug wires its belt , If it has coil on plug its chain

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^^ this. so zetec and SPI both have belts
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