When to change Ford Focus 1.4 timing belt

Discussion in 'Cars, cycling and transport' started by anet, Mar 9, 2007.

  1. anet

    anet Guest


    I've just bought a 2000 1.4 Focus (collecting it this evening) with 66K miles on the clock. I asked the dealer if the timing belt was done but he tells me it doesn't have to be done until 110K miles - does anyone know if that's correct? He mentioned something about a double or dual belt?

  2. cashmni1

    cashmni1 Registered User

    Not sure about that, I would get a second opinion if I were you. Usually 60 to 70k is a good milage to get them done. If it is true, It will be the first time I have ever heard of it. It will depend on the car/make/model though.
  3. Mr2

    Mr2 Frequent Poster

    80,000 mls or every 5 years because the '99 to '01 usually come with a manual t/belt tensioner. Some come with a auto tensioner but there usually '01 on and it's 100,000 mls or 10 years.

    I'd nearly put money on it being a manual tensioner and requiring a belt.

    There's another fella "Ford Jedi" who you could prob PM and he would prob confirm it for you. It must be two or so years since I last did a t/belt on one of those and I'm not working with Ford any more.
  4. ford jedi

    ford jedi Frequent Poster

    ford recommend 100k but personally i would change a belt automatically whenever i buy any car ,i got roasted before.
    but ford do gaurantee them to 100k if they have a history easy belt to do.
  5. Cathy M

    Cathy M Guest

    We have a 2000 ford focus estate, looked in the booklet we got with the car,[Warranty and Service Guide] and it says:-

    Camshaft Drive Belt
    Renew, Zetec 3/94 (every 5 years or 80,000 miles, which ever occurs first)

    Renew, Zetec-E, Zetec-SE Endura-DI (Every 10 years or 100,000 miles, whichever occurs first)

    Hope this is a help to you.
    It should have what Zetec engine you have on it.
  6. kilomike

    kilomike Frequent Poster

  7. ford jedi

    ford jedi Frequent Poster

    hi kilomike we charge 250 euro to do the focus petrol belts if thats any good to you
  8. Squonk

    Squonk Frequent Poster

    Is there a website that lists when the timing belt must be changed for all models of car (I have a 2002 Octavia and 'rumour' has it that I must change the belt at 60k miles).
  9. gamblor166

    gamblor166 Guest

    can you help

    hi do all 00 focus have timing belts im lookin at one at the moment and dealer said he thinks it has chain? can you help? cars.donedeal.ie/for-sale/cars/2305209