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Cambelts are also called camshaft belts, timing belts or timing chains.

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“Dear Click Mechanic,
Yes I'am absolutely satisfied 120% with the work that was carried out by Lee and his accompanying son Harry on Thursday the 9th March morning, I found both Lee & Harry professional, efficient, & courteous. I would always prefer to have them do my repairs again for me, you could,nrt ask for a nicer couple of fella's.

I, am a bit dissatisfied with clickmechanic not answering my email below sent on the 4th March

But apart from that Lee & Harry themselves did a superb job' and i would recommend them highly to anyone

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From: John Hyne
Sent: 04 March 2023 15:10
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Subject: Re: ClickMechanic appointment 12.00 - 14.00 4th March 2023. Ref 10913004

Clickmechanic.com

The time now is 15.10 on the 4th of March 2023, and your mechanic has still not turned up ?
I have been waiting in all morning for this person to arrive to carry out the work of replacing my timing belt and water pump on my 2003 Ford Focus Mk1.

You confirmed below that this appointment would take place today at between 12.00 - 14.00 tomorrow at my address of
25 Fernside Avenue,
Hanworth Park,
Feltham,
Middlesex,
TW13 7BJ.

I have also attached a screen print above' of this agreement your reference 10913004, Can you please advise as & reschedule as soon possible a new time and day that this work will be carried out, my availability & unavailability as below.

Sunday the 5th March = Available All day
Monday the 6th March = Unavailable from 12.00 - 16.30
Tuesday the 7th March = Unavailable 09.00 - 16.30
Wednesday the 8th March = Available All day


Ps does this now mean that I can have a reduction off my bill of £372.79 because you canceled or failed to turn up without giving me a prior warning..


Please advise as soon as possible by telephone call to 07711 005804 or by immediate email response.


John Bernard Hyne
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Email johnhyne@hotmail.com”

JOHN 11th March 2023

Ford Focus • Timing belt replacement

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Frequently asked questions about Ford cambelt change, repair & replacements

Read our answers to questions about cambelt change costs, symptoms and more.

What does a timing belt (cambelt) replacement on my Ford involve?

  • Mechanic will remove or loosen the components required to gain access to the cover. This may also involve removing a wheel as well, so do not be alarmed!
  • Mechanic will then lock the camshafts and crankshaft in place with timing pins, before removing the old belt and associated guides and tensioner.
  • Mechanic will also drain the cooling system and remove the water pump if it is driven by the belt
  • Once a cleanup has been done, the mechanic will renew the components and finally fit the new belt.
  • Any components removed will be put back in place, the cooling system replenished and the engine started and tested.
  • The cooling system will then be bled of air and the vehicle road tested.

What are the signs of a bad Ford timing belt?

Sadly in 99% of cases you will only know if there is an issue with the cambelt when it breaks! This can occur at any time, at any speed and usually at the most inconvenient time and place. This is why manufacturers give recommended replacement intervals, both in terms of age and mileage. It is preventative maintenance that should never be overlooked.

How long will a cambelt replacement take on my Ford?

On average, cambelt change times can range from 1.5 to over 5 hours with an average of 2.7 hours. The time that the job takes will depend on a number of factors, like your vehicle's make and model, year, as well as other factors. Select your car at the top of this page for information on job time and cost for your vehicle through ClickMechanic.

How often should my Ford Cambelt be changed?

The lifespan of a cambelt is generally between 5 to 8 years, depending on the manufacturer. Every vehicle which has an engine that uses a timing belt, needs to have this done as part of the scheduled maintenance. Therefore always remember to replace the timing belt when stipulated in the car manufacturer's service schedule.

If your car is around the age of normally needing a scheduled cambelt change, and you have no record of the job ever having been done, it would be wise to get the belt replaced rather than chancing it.

When should you change your Ford Cambelt?

Each manufacturer will give a recommended replacement interval for the timing belt on its vehicles. This information is usually available in the Owner Handbook, however if you do not have this in your possession, we are happy to advise accordingly.

If you have purchased a second hand vehicle and it has no timing belt change history, such as a garage invoice, then it is important to err on the side of caution and have it replaced as soon as possible,

Do I need to change the water pump when I change the timing belt on my Ford?

On many engines, the water pump is driven by the belt as well. If this is the case, it is imperative to have it replaced at the same time. There are two reasons for this, firstly, the water pump is a pulley and bearing that forms part of the circuit the belt travels around and should it fail, then the belt will come off and that is the same as it breaking. Also, water pumps are prone to seizing, which again will break the belt.

The second reason is that should the water pump fail (and not damage the belt etc) and require replacing, then the timing belt would have to be renewed at the same time, so its best to have a new one fitted as a preventative course of maintenance.

Most mechanics will not carry out the work unless the pump is replaced in the situation as they know the consequences!

At what mileage should my Ford cambelt be changed?

If your car is fitted with a timing belt (and not a chain), then the replacement needs to be carried out at the time stipulated by the manufacturer. This could be between 5 - 7 years or 60,000 to 100,000 miles. So in reality, it is a very common jobs as all cars equipped as such need to have this done.

How do I know if my Ford Cambelt is worn out?

You cannot generally check to see if a belt has been replaced recently or not as not only is access difficult, what you can see doesn’t give clear indication of its age.

How long does a Cambelt last on my Ford?

How long a cambelt lasts will depend on a number of factors, generally this can range anywhere from 40,000 miles to 100,000 miles, or indeed a number of years. Manufacturers give recommended replacement intervals, both in terms of age and mileage. It is preventative maintenance that should never be overlooked. Intervals will depend on the vehicle's make and model.

How much does it cost to replace the timing belt and the water pump together on Ford?

On average, the cost for a cambelt or timing belt replacement is £300. A water pump replacement generally costs between £115 and £375.

What does a bad or worn out Ford timing belt sound like?

You may hear a clicking or ticking sound coming from the engine. You may also constantly hear knocking or slapping noises if the timing belt tensioner is unfastened and the timing belt is no longer tensioned correctly. In the worst case scenario you may find that you can't start your car at all if the cambelt has come off or has broken.

Can local garages offer home collection and delivery for Ford cambelt change?

Yes, many local garages are able to offer collection and delivery for a cambelt change on your Ford. With ClickMechanic collection & delivery is free if your vehicle is drivable. Once booked a mechanic will pick up the vehicle on the day and time of your choice, do the work, and return the vehicle at a time convenient to you. Simply enter your vehicle registration number and postcode to get an upfront price for a cambelt change on your Ford.

Can mobile mechanics do Ford cambelt change at my home or office?

Typically no, mobile mechanics cannot do a cambelt or timing belt change at your home or office on your Ford, because the repair may need to be carried out on a ramp, and may need specialist equipment. Also, the time involved to carry out the work may make it more practical to carry out the work at a garage. However, if there are still some doubts as to what repair is needed, mobile mechanics may be able to carry out a diagnostic inspection at your home or office on your Ford and then take the car to a garage to carry out the cambelt change.

How much does a Ford cambelt change cost?

The cost for a Ford cambelt change depends on the model of your Ford. See the averages for different models below. We use industry standard data & millions of data points so you know what you should be paying.

We have quotes for 31 model ranges for Ford , Cambelt Change.

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Ford B-Max £298 Get exact price
Ford C-MAX £340 Get exact price
Ford Cougar £240 Get exact price
Ford Courier £649 Get exact price
Ford EcoSport £547 Get exact price
Ford Escort £267 Get exact price
Ford Fiesta £242 Get exact price
Ford Focus £300 Get exact price
Ford Focus C-MAX £358 Get exact price
Ford Fusion £256 Get exact price
Ford Galaxy £402 Get exact price
Ford Granada £185 Get exact price
Ford Grand C-MAX £311 Get exact price
Ford Grand Tourneo Connect £347 Get exact price
Ford Ka £290 Get exact price
Ford Kuga £410 Get exact price
Ford Maverick £346 Get exact price
Ford Mondeo £404 Get exact price
Ford Orion £164 Get exact price
Ford Probe £717 Get exact price
Ford Puma £293 Get exact price
Ford Ranger £289 Get exact price
Ford Sierra £195 Get exact price
Ford S-MAX £413 Get exact price
Ford Streetka £556 Get exact price
Ford Tourneo Connect £441 Get exact price
Ford Tourneo Custom £528 Get exact price
Ford Transit £576 Get exact price
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Ford Transit Courier £337 Get exact price
Ford Transit Custom £559 Get exact price

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Estimates on repair costs, such as the above results for a cambelt change, are created by combining data from multiple third-party sources. The actual cost of using your local repair providers may be outside of the estimated range. We provide estimates on repair costs for information only and accept no liability for any inaccuracies or errors. If you think an estimate is incorrect, please contact us to let us know.

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