Ford Focus 2 timing belt replacement is made every 100 thousand km, according to the regulations. But, in fact, its replacement may be required much earlier – every 60 thousand km. All depends on the operating conditions.
FF2 timing belt urgent replacement signs:
- oily traces on the belt surface;
- cracks, undercuts, fabric separation from rubber;
- folds, cracks, grooves, or bumps emergence on the outer surface;
- worn-out end surface;
- roller tensioner noise.
Labels combination procedure requires a special attention while replacing the belt.
Failure to follow the rules and sequence may result in engine failure (meeting valves with pistons)!
A prerequisite for a successful procedure is the presence of a special set for installing the phases of the gas distribution mechanism.
Original timing belt and its analogues for Ford Focus 2
Ford Focus 2 Timing Belt with 1.6 Duratec engine has an original replacement kit with the article number Ford 1 672 144. It is the sales leader. This kit includes:
- Timing belt — 1 823 388
- roller tensioner — 1 361 840
- fastener bolts
Besides other manufacturers’ timing belt replacement kits can be bought:
- Contitech CT 881 K3
- Dayco KTB461
- Ina 530 0495 10
The car is installed on a two-post lift.
From automotive battery terminal is removed.
Engine metal protection is dismantled.
The attachment straps are not intended for re-installation on the current vehicle.
Mounted units belts are cut off.
Two bolts and one generator fastening nut are turned off, electric connectors are removed.
The top hairpin gets out and the generator is removed.
Four mounting upper engine prop bolts are unscrewed.
The upper engine prop is dismantled.
Timing belt cover is unscrewed.
Upper engine prop cover and the bracket are dismounted.
Spark plug wires are removed and valve cover bolts are turned off.
The valve cover is removed.
Front right wheel are removed.
Right liner is removed.
To find the top crankshaft point, it rotates clockwise. Then it is locked while using a special stop.
A special bar is set between the camshafts.
Crankshaft pulley bolt is unscrewed.
The crankshaft pulley is dismantled, a special puller is used for this purpose since it’s fastened very firmly.
The timing belt guard lower part is unscrewed and removed.
General timing belt view without protective covers and valve cover engine.
The timing belt tensioner pulley is unscrewed.
The timing belt is removed.
Timing belt and tensioner pulley are removed.
The unit is cleaned of dust and dirt.
New timing belt tensioner pulley is installed.
A new timing belt is being fitted and tensioned.
The crankshaft pulley and the lower timing belt cover are cleared of dirt.
The pulley and lower timing belt cover are installed back.
Valve cover is flushed out before installation.
A clean cap is installed on the new valve cover gasket.The gasket must be replaced with each removal and cover installation since there is a risk the old gasket may not provide appropriate tightness.
The special strip is removed from the camshafts and the valve cover seat is degreased.
Valve cover is installed in its place.
Subsequent mounted elements assembly is performed in the reverse removal order.It’s required to crank the crankshaft manually and verify that the timing marks are set correctly before engine launch.