Then check or reset the valve timing settings in the same way as you did for belt removal. Return to the center position to lock mirrors in place. So my main questions are: 1 In your opinion, should I get it replaced now, during its upcoming service? Is the car Petrol or Diesel? Tue 6 Jan 2004 18:57 Focus Diesel Cambelts - henry k Just picked up a Haynes manual for my car - the glow plugs look to be thoroughly unpleasant to change as the intercooler has to come off to do so. And finally the timing belt replacement due within the next 12 months. A much better Mazda-sourced 2. Turn the handle to adjust the height of the seat.
Turn the bulb socket counterclockwise and pull it out. Remove the crankshaft belt pulley and the timing belt can now be removed finally. Cam belt failures are covered under my warranty anyway :P Mon 12 Jan 2004 17:18 Focus Diesel Cambelts - henry k Interesting reading! The steering is sharp and responsive; the tight turning radius is another plus. If necessary, use Special Tool 412-108 to remove coolant and ventilation hoses. Put jack under engine and remove engine mount.
Check the timing belt tension again. It was my mums car and funds did not allow for a garage job of any sort. Each disabled cylinder acts as an air pump and cools the engine. The likely hood of bending the valves are just about a guarantee. Variety of other interior noises are mentioned frequently. Note that the center rear seat belt cannot be pulled out until the seatback has latched completely. To obtain reimbursement information, U.
Anti-theft protection panel: To deter would-be thieves, Ford audio units have a removable front panel without which the unit will not work. Everything else was horse poo. They're rather nice Renault Meganes. I'm pretty sure its going to be a bit more in depth than the description you've put, but it does sound along the right lines. Don't be too afraid to give it a go, what does a new engine cost anyway? At least when the garage does it I'll have a guarantee and piece of mind. Maintenance: The 2004 Ford Focus Scheduled Maintenance Guide recommends changing engine oil and rotate tires every 5,000 miles.
Do I really need the car on stands or can I just jack up on one side or do I even need to jack it up at all? It's just the Focus has been class leader for so long, everything else seems poor. Remove the holding tool and fit the components in the reverse order of removal. Repeat this procedure for each tire, including the spare. The ride is comfortable too, although you will hear some road noise. If you need to arrange roadside assistance for yourself, Ford Motor Company will reimburse a reasonable amount. Although either of these engines can last for over 200K miles, there have been numerous reported problems. After all the checking up I've done, I've got the belt changed at 40k and will change it again at another 40-50k I dont understand how Ford move the intervals up and down and I'd prefer to err on the side of caution, its me who will pay for the repairs, not Ford! I'm going to try spraying some BeltSlip spray on first to check thats the problem as the belt itself looks in good condition.
The two belts had to be changed at 36k or 3 years, or sooner to be safe from breaking the cambelt with major damage to your engine. Gently pull the light housing to the outside. If the indicators stay on or flash faster, check for a burned out bulb. Press the clutch pedal to the floor, then put the gearshift lever in the neutral position. Make sure the parking brake is fully set. I know the dangers of not changing your cambelt at the recommended intervals and always change mine, but this is just an hypothetical question. My wife bought an 09 Civic 2.
The seatback will return to its original position. Suspension repairs including bad sway bar links and struts are often reported, electrical issues are not uncommon too. Remove tensioner and old timing belt. Consumer reports rates the 2005-2006 and 2008-2011 Focus 'above average' for reliability, which makes a used Ford Focus the most reliable choice among domestic brands. Tue 6 Jan 2004 12:56 Focus Diesel Cambelts - RichardW Ah, I read 70k, added 2 and 3 and made about 6 - service interval used to be 6k, and cambelt was therefore due at 72k - hence the 2k- I think the later ones were on 10k service? You had it almost right in your first posting. Kingston quote £219 but Manchester £160.
Tension the timing belt anti-clockwise using the tensioning pulley until the tensioning pulley marks are aligned. Set the parking brake and shift to P Park. Refer to your scheduled maintenance guide to determine the correct service interval. Attach the battery cover and close the hood. I'd hate to spend 20 or so quid and an hours work on the belt and that not be the problem. Remove the panel cover to access the fuses. Detach the drive belt cover.