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Old 09-26-2005, 10:01   #1 (permalink)
smethwickman
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Timing Belt - Change Required @ 60K Miles

All:

I have a 2000 USA Ford Focus SE. It has
60K miles on the clock and while in for a
routine service this morning, the shop has
asked me whether I want to change the timing
belt for the princely sum of $600+.

I thought that the belts were good for 100K
miles or am I wrong? And is $600+ about right
to change the belt? Should I shop around?

Cheers,
Smethwickman

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Old 09-27-2005, 03:01   #2 (permalink)
heavyonmetal
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Re: Timing Belt - Change Required @ 60K Miles

it shoudn't cost you that much by installing a new timing belt.browse over
the parts on this site,http://www.partstrain.com/Shopby/Department you
should find one with discount and far less than what you alloted and
probably save you more bucks for other repairs of your car.

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Old 09-27-2005, 08:01   #3 (permalink)
Tony Wesley
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Re: Timing Belt - Change Required @ 60K Miles

smethwickman wrote:
> I have a 2000 USA Ford Focus SE. It has
> 60K miles on the clock and while in for a
> routine service this morning, the shop has
> asked me whether I want to change the timing
> belt for the princely sum of $600+.
>
> I thought that the belts were good for 100K
> miles or am I wrong?


The recommended interval for the 2001 USA 2.0 Zetec is 120,000 miles.

> And is $600+ about right
> to change the belt? Should I shop around?


I think I paid abotu $450, but not sure.

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Old 10-01-2005, 23:01   #4 (permalink)
Frank
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Re: Timing Belt - Change Required @ 60K Miles

I have a 2000 Focus SE and mine went at around 102,000

And the price you were quoted was a rip-off, I paid about 1/2 of that price
at Pep Boys. While you are at it, have them check the water pump, as it is
driven off the timing belt -- If the pump was to go later on, you have to
basically do a timing belt job again, with the exception of paying for a new
belt.

"smethwickman" <d_parkes@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> All:
>
> I have a 2000 USA Ford Focus SE. It has
> 60K miles on the clock and while in for a
> routine service this morning, the shop has
> asked me whether I want to change the timing
> belt for the princely sum of $600+.
>
> I thought that the belts were good for 100K
> miles or am I wrong? And is $600+ about right
> to change the belt? Should I shop around?
>
> Cheers,
> Smethwickman
>



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