I've never heard of a Focus timing chain breaking. There's quite a few folks on here that have over 200k on theirs and they're stilling running strong.Thanks everyone for the help. I have always had cars with timing belts and it sucked doing them lol. I just didn't want it to snap on me if it had one. I drive 100 miles round trip a day for school and want to keep up on everything because this car has to last me. What are the chances of the linkage in the chain breaking and if they do what kind of damage are we talking about. Total engine replacement? Just wondering like I said this car has to last me another two or three years.
Have the sway bar end links ever been replaced? That's a common one with these cars.Another thing I wanted to ask is there is a clunking noise when I go keep bumps or gravel in my lower front end is what it sounds like. I have replaced the struts and had a alignment done on it. I'm wondering if this would possibly be the ball joints or tie rods. It does it on both sides of the car. I have brand new tires on it and don't want them to get chewed up.