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  1. Focus C Max Zetec Tdci - Timing Belt Issues?

    Hi I am having the same problem now with my 2005 Focus Cmax TDCI, only difference was that I didn't have an engine system failure warning. Regards
  2. Hi, I have a 2005, 2 ltr TDCI Focus C-Max, 46k miles. About 2 weeks ago the car wouldn't start, my wife left it for 15 mins tried it again and it started. The car was fine until this week. The car wont start, the battery and starter motor are new and are fine. I had a diagnostic check and the chap said it was showing a cam belt sensor fault. He changed the cam belt sensor, tried to start up the car, only for the same fault to come back. The engine attempts to get started but cant even turnover. The chap doing the diagnostic check was puzzled and said he thinks the cam belt has moved which has caused damage to the engine. Best case it would be a costly repair job on the existing engine (£800-1000 min) or worst case the engine would need to be replaced, which is obviously very expensive. Has anyone had a similar problems or other thoughts what the issue could be? Does the information I have been given sound accurate? Anyone know any good garages in north hertfordshire (I live in Letchworth, near Stevenage) that would do a good job with this sort of work? We only brought the car about 7 months ago with a 6 month warranty, despite the cars age I thought I had a good deal as I thought cam belts needed to be changed at about 60k miles. The chap that checked the engine for me said its based on age as well as milage and the car is coming up to the point were the cam belt needed to be changed. Is this correct? Is it something the garage should have done before selling the car? I'm gutted brought the car for £3800, love the car so don't want to get rid of it but seem to have limited choices. Any help or advice is appreciated
  3. Short answer from me. No. At 150k miles how many more mile do you expect to get from the car. there are high image bargains to be found but I certainly wouldn't buy a car with more than 70-80k miles on it and even then it would have to have full history and confirmation of any adhoc work completed.. The MOT failure is a bit of a glimpse into the future if that motor.
  4. 2005 Cmax Audio/bluetooth System

    Ah, ok, do you know any decent units that are either made for fords or would fit the slot nicely or should I just take a trip to Halfords or the local Ford garage?
  5. Hi, I'm new to this club. Does anyone know how much it would cost to replace the ford 6000cd system in our 2005 Cmax Ztec? We pick our car up tomorrow and Im sure the bluetooth doesn't work properly, everything else about the car is great. If it doesn't work I wanted to know how much to try and haggle off or how much I need to put aside to replace the unit.
  6. Welcome to the Ford forums Johnerz :)