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I recently bought a 1.6 LX 04 Ford Focus with 80,000 mileage

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I recently bought a 1.6 LX 04 Ford Focus with 80,000 mileage and have recently read of the need to replace the cam belt. What would be your recommendation and is their any way to check its condition?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Gallagher99 replied 2 years ago.
Hi there ,good evening to you
Ok the timing belt on the 04 focus - 1.6 zetec se should be replaced every 100,000 miles or 10 years which ever comes first
The timing belt comes as a kit with tensioner and idler pulleys
If you are in doubt as to weather it has been replaced there is no real way of checking
But if in doubt replace it as if it snaps you will end up with engine damage
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Brian
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

As far as I know it is not a zetec, just a mrk1 LX. Does this make any difference to your answer. If not can you give an approx. price it should cost to replace? Many thanks.

Simon

Expert:  Gallagher99 replied 2 years ago.
Hi there Simon thanks
Ok the lx is the model the zetec is what the engine is called
The timing belt kit is around £ 90 from your ford parts department
And takes around 3 hours labour to complete the job
If you need anymore help or advice on this issue Simon please let me know
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Brian
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