timing belt or chain

Asked by 313allman Jan 17, 2014 at 08:52 PM about the 2004 Ford Focus SE Wagon

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Just bought a 2004 Ford Focus SE Wagon and two mechanics told me it's a timing chain and not a belt. Does the timing cover have to be taken off to find out what it is ?

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http://www.gates.com/downloads/download_common.cfm? file=GatesTBR.pdf&folder=brochure --- check this out. According to this if its a 2.0 L dohc 4cyl ( vin# 3 or 5 engine code) it is belt and that engine is an interference engine. If it's a 2.0L sohc 4cyl (vin P) it's a belt and non interference engine.

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Your right dandy.

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If it came with the optional 2.3L VIN Z engine, it has a timing chain.

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I have a 1.6 16v petrol focus (DFW) does it have Timing chain or belt? Because i cant find anything on the onwers manual

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it has both.

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Changed it, it had timing belt

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Does anybody know if a 2003 Ford focus has a timing belt or chain

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2004 ford focus ztec engine have a timing belt, i have a 2004 focus wagon se, has replaced the belt and water pump 2x .

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Does the Ford Focus ghia 1.8 2007 model have timing belt or chain ?

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u are all wrong it has a rotory multply position cam. it never needs adjustment Or replacement

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