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Offline Last Active Mar 10 2010 11:33 AM

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05 March 2010 - 12:53 PM

Hi all,

2 weeks ago I purchased a Ford Focus Ghia with 22000 miles, FSH and a years MOT in a private sale for 5600 which I thought was a good price.

Yesterday, I went to start the car and got nothing, just a quick whirring sound and then silence. I tried this a couple of times to no avail.

Apparently, upon inspection, it appears that the cam belt has snapped.

Firstly, has anyone had any experience or knowledge of this happening in a car so early in its life and secondly what kind of repair scenarios am I looking at.

I have no mechanical experience what so ever beyond changing bulbs and filling it with petrol so I'm looking for any advice on what to do.

I know there is little point in contacting the previous seller but are Ford's liable in anyway bearing in mind the car's age or am I just unlucky?

Any help is appreciated.