I have a 2000 USA Ford Focus SE. It has
60K miles on the clock and while in for a
routine service this morning, the shop has
asked me whether I want to change the timing
belt for the princely sum of $600+.
I thought that the belts were good for 100K
miles or am I wrong? And is $600+ about right
to change the belt? Should I shop around?
it shoudn't cost you that much by installing a new timing belt.browse over
the parts on this site,http://www.partstrain.com/Shopby/Department you
should find one with discount and far less than what you alloted and
probably save you more bucks for other repairs of your car.
I have a 2000 Focus SE and mine went at around 102,000
And the price you were quoted was a rip-off, I paid about 1/2 of that price
at Pep Boys. While you are at it, have them check the water pump, as it is
driven off the timing belt -- If the pump was to go later on, you have to
basically do a timing belt job again, with the exception of paying for a new
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