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    MK 4 GHIA
  1. Thank you for that, just what i have been looking for... cheers... frank..
  2. Hi, Can anyone provide or advise a good place to buy parts at reasonable prices, i have a fiesta zetec and req a reliable on-line in a very rural part of wales so its not easy to just pop to halfords in 5 mins.... hope someone can help.. Frank.. -----------------------------------------
  3. pity no-one has done a good quality "you-tube" tutorial, on the fiesta timing belt... i would do one if i knew how to change it, but i dont... does anyone know of one thats been done.?
  4. i had the same problem on my fiesta, it was so loud you could hardly drive the car, after visiting about 4 garages, eventually it turned out to be the Actuator Valve on the air intake, cant exactly remember the proper name for the part, it wasnt an expensive part, about £19.00.. but to fit it was a pain, half the dashboard had to be removed to fit it, i took it to a ford dealer, the whole job cost about £ i recall..been fine since.. hope this helps.. frank... -----------------------------------------------------------------
  5. PETROL Engine, The car was reg in 97, so basically its over 10 years old. only done 53k miles, i guess the timing belt is ready for renewal then.?
  6. ok thanks..i have had the car 2 years, its now over 10 years old, done 53 thousand miles, no idea if previous owners had it changed, i doubt it tho, how much for the timing belt at a decent garage, for the whole job..
  7. thank you.. how much should the job be at a garage, and what should i ask to be changed, just the belt itself.?
  8. Will do, is it the green manual i need, its a P REG GHIA AUTO....
  9. no i have not removed any covers at where is the cambelt located is it nearby.?
  10. can anyone confirm if this is actually the timing belt/cam belt..thanks...
  11. it certainly looks like the cam belt, it runs round the alternator and a load of other pulleys, and a tensioner pulley, surely this must the the cam belt..its a long toothed belt..i've noticed hairline cracks in it, thats why i wondering about replacing it.
  12. This fiesta of mine seems to have a single belt running around the alternator and pulleys etc, is that normal.? its a ghia zetec engine. p reg. The thing i dont understand, if its a fairly straightforward not to technical job, why is it so expensive to get it done.? it seems quite a lot for changing a belt and a pulley etc.. smethers...
  13. Hello, This has probably been asked before, but hey, Can the timing belt be changed by an average home user, and if so does anyone have a step by step run thru with photo's, or better still maybe a vid upload on you-tube,,(cant find one on you-tube for a fiesta)...every other car but a fiesta..duh... dont have a haynes, anyways if its not advisable to tackle this yourself, what in anyones view should be a reasonable or average price for getting it done at a garage.? i dont have a clue what the cost should be, and dont want to get ripped off either..i have read a few stories of people having the car back worse and running terrible from the timing belt changed, so i am a bit wary.. Have had a look at the belt itself, surely it cant be to hard a job, or is it.? Has anyone got any video's of doing it.? Thanks smether's..