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  1. drive belt a.c. bypass

    Hi. I have a 1999 Focus and the bolts on the a.c. Pulley mount have sheared off. Does anyone know what length drive belt I could use to bypass the air con pulley?   Cheers.   Lloyd
  2. Hi All, I have a 2011 Ford Focus Titanium X 2.0 TDCI (163ps) I am looking at getting my cambelt changed and water pump soon and just wanted people opinion on when to get it done or if you have same car when did you get it done? Ford Eits says 125,000 or 10 years. I am currently at 98,000 and taking it in for its 100,000 service soon. I do a lot of motorway milage around 25,000 a year and it has always been serviced at Ford dealers. Thanks for your help :)  
  3. Hi all, I've got a Mk3 Focus, and a new born baby... we have a baby seat that the rear seat belt of the Focus wraps around in various ways to hold it tight into the car, however this relies on the rear seat belt of the Focus engaging an automatic locking mode. This mode is supposedly engaged by pulling the seat belt down and all the way out, then letting it retract back in (apparently coinciding with a clicking noise as the belt retracts) , and while in this mode the seat belt should only retract, and not allow any release of the tension, allowing you to pull the belt tight, and the seat belt keeping the tension. Great, or so I thought until I tried to engage the locking mode, no dice, the seat belt just retracts or releases as under normal driving conditions. I tried both left and right rear seat belts but can't get either to engage the locking mode, if one side worked and the other didn't i'd put it down to having one duff rear belt, but with both sides not working, I can only put it down to having a duff understanding of what I need to do to engage the locking mode. Can anyone shed light on what trick is required to get the rear seat belt to go into the locking mode? I'm grateful of any help. Thanks all. Phil
  4. Hi all, I was wondering if anyone could give me any indication of how difficult it would be to change my diesel 1.6 zetec-s 61 plate mk3 focus' accessory belt myself. Is it doable with a basic set of tools or would I need any specialised equipment? Would I need to get access to the underneath of the car? I can clearly see it and it looks like I should be able to get access to it after unmounting and moving the coolant tank, loosening the tensioner by hand and replacing, however I'd like to avoid any unexpected gotchas before I even attempt it. Thanks in advance, Jakub.
  5. Just got my car back from it's MOT and Service, seen that I have a 'advice cam belt' on the bottom of one of the pieces of paper they gave me, didn't say anything through so didn't have a chance to ask them advice. Anyway it's a 57 plate 1.6 (115) engine but has only done 41,000 miles, so not really keeping up with the average mileage. Am I in dire need of getting this done and if I do should I insist on Ford parts? Also what would be a good price? Thanks
  6. I am buying the parts myself which are working out at €250. That's for timing belt and water pump kit & a wet belt kit. Mechanic I know said he'd fit for €200. Is this a good price? My car is 120,000m and I'm not sure if both belts have been replaced yet as don't have the service history.
  7. I needed to replace the lever for the centre seatbelt as it stopped working. I have removed the old mechanism and attempted to fit the new mechanism. However, I cannot see where the wire is supposed to be attached to the new mechanism in order for the middle seat to function correctly? I have attached couple of photos of both the mechanism and the wire - anyone have any idea? I am probably caught up on the most basic part but i'm sure I have tried everything!
  8. Seat Belt Chime Help!!

    Hi Guys, My seat belt chime started going off a couple of months ago. I found out how to turn it off by buckling and unbuckling it 9 times, which worked up until a few weeks ago. The car has decided to turn it back on every now and again, so some days it will turn itself on, others it will be silent. The original method of turning it off doesn't work now!! Does anybody have any ideas short of taking it to the dealer? Thinking of cutting the wire to the belt, however I've seen to take caution just in case it's connected to the air bag too. Help would be much appreciated as it's really getting on my nerves!! Thank you, Rhys
  9. Hi folks sorry if this has been done before I've just joined and just bought a immaculate fiesta finesse 5dr 1.4 tdci on a 03 plate ,my question is it has 74,000 0n the clock and i'm unsure as to whether they are cam chain or belt ,whichever it is how long before replacement ??? many thanks and apologies again if this has been done before ,i'm after a quick response to set my mind at rest , many thanks Bruce.
  10. Timing Belt And Performance

    Just had the timing belt done, including aux belt, water pump and recharge air con - car 8 years old and 105k miles. Should I notice any difference in the way it drives compared to just before it going in for the job? I have to say I didn't notice anything on the short drive home from the garage. One other thing, the garage ran the car at idle with the bonnet up for a good hour and a half after doing the job - is that normal and just to check that everything is ok? Can't think of any ofther reason and only saw it on the dashcam afterwards so couldn't ask them.
  11. I purchased a 2002 Focus yesterday and it has a noise coming from the belt to the left of the engine (as far as I know main drive belt). I have found the source to be a very slightly wobbly pulley. When the car is idle you can hear it making a noise. There is a very slight bit of movement if I try it with my hand. I think from the diagrams I have seen it might be the water pump pulley. It looks like a plastic pulley (though just covered I'm guessing) with bolts attaching it to the engine. It might be a case of just tightening the bolts but I doubt it. Please does anyone have any ideas on what I should do next? I have attached an image with the pulley circled in yellow (please ignore the red writing). Thanks
  12. Hello I have just bought my zetec s this weekend and unfortunately my auxiliary belt is now around 2mm thick :/ I was wondering if anyone could give me a heads up or if they have any haynes style instructions,this would be brilliant. It is the front belt ie, around alternator and the water pump and another pulley. Any advice? Is the 1.6 engine the same as in the focus? Many thanks Steve
  13. I'm planning to replace the timing belt and water pump on my 2007 MK6.5 Fiesta with a 1.4 TDCi engine. I found the Gates KP15587XS kit which seems right for this type of vehicle and is available with a new water pump as well. I also checked the price of a timing belt + water pump kit at my local Ford dealership and they gave me a diagram that showed (among other things) that the water pump has a sealing gasket. The diagram looks quite similar like this: Now, the Gates kit does not mention whether or not a timing belt gasket is included. I e-mailed them to ask this question, but I haven't gotten a response yet. So... Perhaps anyone here has already replaced the water pump on their 1.4 TDCi? If so, could you tell me whether it actually uses a water pump gasket?Perhaps anyone here has already bought the Gates KP15587XS kit? If so, could you tell me whether a water pump gasket is included? Also, does the kit include a new crank pulley bolt, or are you supposed to re-use the old bolt?Thanks a lot!
  14. I'm getting some quotes for replacing my timing belt on my 2006 1.6 petrol ford focus. One garage has said the water pump does not need to be replaced as it is run off the fan belt, I'm not mechanically minded and I've always heard you get the water pump replaced whenever the timing belt is done so obviously this sounds odd to me. can anybody help enlighten me on this?
  15. Timing Belt Renewal

    I need to get my timing belt changed soon and have been phoning around for prices and Ford garages who are quoting between £430 and £470 (excluding water pump) which seems very high compared with the prices I have seen people quoting on here. I read that Ford garages are more likely to have all the right locking pins and tools to do this sort of job which an independent might not for every car manufacturer so would be more likely to botch it. I know there are a lot of good indys but I just don't know any of them well enough to be certain they would do a good job. My question is seeing as the 1.6 TDCi is a PSA engine, are the tools needed all the same between the Ford TDCi and the PSA HDi engines and would a Peugot or Citroen garage have all the same tools and be just as capable as a Ford garage to do a Focus? I ask because there is a Citroen garage near me who might be worth asking - I know he will say yes he can do it because he won't want to turn away the work, but I want to know the chances that he has the right set up to do the job properly. An other option is if anyone can recommend a good garage who could do this near Watford or Swansea (not exactly near eachother but I will be spending time in both places in the next few weeks).
  16. I own a 2005 Ford Mondeo 2.0 TDCi. I have owned her about a year and currently has around 122k miles on the clock. Since I purchased the car a whole bunch of things seem to keep happening. There are however 2 issues right now: 1) Noisy engine, this is coming from the Aux belt / Crankshaft pulley. 2) DMF is failing, it is grating into the starter motor which I had replaced around 5 months ago. It also noticeably squeaks when I use light engine breaking. I am looking to purchase all the required parts and get a mechanic to replace what is needed. For problem 1 I have so far purchased: Crankshaft Pulley: Belt: I intend to purchase a tensioner also since I hear it could be causing the issues: For problem 2 I am looking to purchase: Are these the right bits I am looking at, anything else I should be considering? Any advice would be appreciated :)
  17. Hi All, my automatic drive belt tensioner failed last night, belt wrecked and need to replace it as soon as shops open tomorrow. I have been looking at the haynes manual regarding moving Power steering reservoir etc. Even with these items moved I cannot see the bolts/nuts I need to remove to get the tensioner out. It looks like I need to remove the air conditioning compressor from the engine as the bolts securing it also seem to secure the tensioner, is this correct?? Does anyone have a clear picture of one of these tensioners I can look at? Thanks guys Mark.
  18. Cam Belt?

    I was driving just about to turn right into a station when my car lost power and wouldn't move. My friend had to get out and push me into the station. I tried a few times turning the key but just wouldn't turn over. A mechanic came out to me to recover the car back to my house and had a quick look over and said it was the cam belt. I got to the cam belt and seemed like there was no damage, the belt was in good condition and the pulleys seemed ok. Any ideas?
  19. Timing Belt Snapping

    Hello All, Just thought i would share this experience with you lads and ladies. Yeserday I had my timing belt snap on me. I have a 2010 Ford Fiesta Zetec S 1.6 TDCI at 97000. I just want to warn people that the 125,000 miles/ 10yrs that ford suggest might just be at a stretch. I suggest get it done much earlier to avoid what i'm about to go through lol. when i bought the car it put it through a full service and because of the manufacturers recommended time and milage suggested frame the belt was left alone. i ran the service at 94000. according to my mechanic i might have to replace all 16 valves. he is first going to order the timing belt change kit from ford then do a compression test. if it passes then happy days if not then the head will have to come off and valves replaced. lets just say this isn't going to be cheap at all. Just giving you all a warm warning.... Regards
  20. It's almost MOT time. But, my middle seat belt is stuck. It is completely tensed and will not budge. I have got to the reel but there's no freeing the belt up. this happened last year and I got a new belt which worked for a while then did the same. So surely it must be something other than the belt itself?
  21. Timing Belt Renewal Cost

    Need a spot of advice on what would be a fair price for a timing belt renewal. On the very edge of needing my timing belted changed. 83k miles and 13 year old Ford Focus 1.6 Ghia. Got a quote for replacement including water pump with parts, labour and Vat at £292. Is this the going rate? Seems quite high to me.
  22. Cam Belt Not Turning

    Hi, I just replaced my cam belt and turned the engine over, it started up fine, then the top part stopped spinning, but the bottom half was turning fine. If anyone with any sort of knowledge know about this I would soo grateful, Thank for your time, Glen
  23. Hi, I just replaced my cam belt and turned the engine over, it started up fine, then the top part stopped spinning, but the bottom half was turning fine. If anyone with any sort of knowledge know about this I would soo grateful, Thank for your time, Glen
  24. Ford Focus 1.8 Tddi

    hi all is there any one in worcestershire able to do a cam belt water pump change on my focus 1.8 tddi in the next two or three weeks ? must be able to do it regards jules in malvern wr13
  25. Engine Failure Kuga

    Hi All I'm a first time user and still currently in a state of shock, 5 weeks ago I took our Kuga to our local ford dealer as the clutch was starting to slip ( not expected after just 45k ) this was confirmed and a quote of £450 agreed, this turned into £915 as we were told a new Dual Mass Fly Wheel was required, also a service was carried out (as it has been since new at the same ford dealer). All seem well (apart from my bank account) until last week when my wife was returning from work, she heard a bang and the car stopped, AA towed to the ford dealer and after 2 days informed me that the engine was beyond repair, I inspected to head and yes it is but they can't tell me why this has happened, they tell me it's not the Cam belt but I can't understand what else would cause all the pistons to smash into virtually all the valves. The appears to be no history of this type of problem, no warning lights, the AA checked and could find not problem. I am wondering if this may be related to the replacement DMF ? Could a failure or failure to install correctly result in the drive chain seizing causing the cam belt to jump with the aforementioned consciences. By the way the quote for a replacement Engine is £10,175.00 yes at least 2k more than the car is worth. Has anybody got any thoughts .??