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Ford F-150 Truck Bed Replacement Cost

Truck Bed:

The replacement cost of a Ford F-150 truck bed varies from $1000 to $2000 based on the year model, the condition it is in and the length of the truck bed.

Truck Bed Cover:

An F-150 truck bed cover would cost anywhere from $210 – $540 to replace with prices varying based on the type of material used whether vinyl or twill weave, the type of finish whether powder coated or silver, the type of locking mechanism whether snap on, leverlock, trigger latch or peel and seal and the duration of warranty.

Truck Bed Mat

An F-150 truck bed mat will generally cost around $60 to $150 with prices based on whether the material is polypropylene or rubber as well as the length and width of the mat.

Truck Bed Tent

An F-150 truck bed tent will cost around $170 – $260 with prices varying based on the material, finish, height, capacity, number of mesh windows, side vents, accessories and warranty.

Truck Bed Extender:

A Ford F-150  truck bed extender will cost around $100 to $250 with prices based on whether the material is stainless steel or aluminium and the finish is powder coated or polished.

Truck Bed Rail Caps:

An F-150’s rail caps cost around $80 to $150 and prices are based on whether the material is plastic or stainless steel, finish is smooth or ribbed, inclusion of stake holes and warranty period.

item Cost
 Truck Bed  $1000 – $2000
 Truck Bed Cover  $210 – $540
 Truck Bed Mat  $60 – $150
 Truck Bed Tent  $170 – $260
 Truck Bed Extender  $100 – $250
 Truck Bed Rail Caps  $80 – $150

Ford Focus Alternator Replacement Cost And Instructions

How much does it cost?

The replacement cost for a Ford Focus alternator varies between $400 to $700 on average depending on your year model, where you’re located, the amperage output of your new / remanufactured alternator and whether you get it done at a dealership or at a local mechanic. The suggested cost here includes the cost of the alternator at the lower end of the price range plus labor. A new alternator would cost you about $200 to $300 whereas a remanufactured one would cost about $100 to $150. Also if you are going to replace other things like the alternator pigtail, air duct, voltage regular or cable then the cost may be a bit higher.

How much time does it take?

The time taken to replace the alternator is usually around 1 to 1.5 hours.

Where is it located?

The alternator on a Ford Focus is located under the belt tensioner.

How much would a rebuild kit cost?

A rebuild alternator kit for the Ford Focus would cost around $20 to $25.

MODEL YEAR Alternator Cost TOTAL REPLACEMENT COST(PARTS + LABOR)
LOCAL MECHANIC DEALERSHIP
 2000 – 2006  $110 – $370  $400 – $450  $500 – $600
 2007 – 2010  $150 – $300  $450 – $500  $550 – $650
 2011 – 2012  $245 – $300  $550 – $600  $650 – $750
 2013 – 2015  $260 – $300  $570 – $620  $670 – $770

 

 Instruction To Replace / Install An Alternator On A Ford Focus:

1. First disconnect the battery cable and remove the 10 mm bolt on the passenger’s side to release the water bottle.
2. Move the water bottle and the power steering reservoir out of the way.
3. Underneath the car, remove the two 10 mm bolts that hold the cover in place. Inside, you’ll find the belt tensioner and a 15 mm wrench that you can turn clockwise to loosen the belt.
4. Now pull the belt off the A/C compressor as well as the alternator pulley and push it aside.
5. Unto the bolt that holds the bracket to the wiring harness.
6. Loosen the bolts that hold the alternator in place and also disconnect the connector that connects to the wire harness.
7. Disconnect the power connector and any other wires that may be in the way.
8. Now remove the old alternator, put in the new one and connect everything back again.

 

Ford Focus Timing Belt Replacement Cost And Schedule

How much does it cost?

The replacement cost for a Ford Focus timing belt varies between $400 to $600 on average depending on your year model, where you’re located and whether you get it done at a dealership or at a local mechanic. The suggested cost here includes replacement of the timing belt, water pump and tensioner + labor. If  other parts are going to be replaced such as the power steering and AC compressor belts, seals and gaskets then the cost may be a little higher.

How much time does it take?

The time taken to replace the belt is usually around 3 to 4 hours.

How often should you replace the timing belt?

The schedule for replacing the timing belt of a Ford Focus should generally be at an interval of 100,000 miles. Do check your manual and see what the recommended interval is.

Does A Ford Focus have a timing belt or chain?

The Ford Focus cars with a zetec engine have a timing belt while the ones with a duratec engine have a chain.

Model Year Timing Belt Part Cost Other Parts Cost Total Parts Cost Total Replacement Cost(parts + Labor)
Water Pump Tensioner Local Mechanic Dealership
 2000  $25 – $40  $45 – $50  $40 – $55  $85 – $105  $400 – $450  $500 – $600
 2001  $25 – $40  $45 – $50  $40 – $55  $85 – $105  $400 – $450  $500 – $600
 2002  $25 – $40  $45 – $50  $40 – $55  $85 – $105  $400 – $450  $500 – $600
 2003  $25 – $40  $45 – $50  $40 – $55  $85 – $105  $400 – $450  $500 – $600
 2004  $25 – $40  $45 – $50  $40 – $55  $85 – $105  $400 – $450  $500 – $600

 

Ford Focus Clutch Replacement Cost

How much does it cost?

The replacement cost for a Ford Focus clutch varies between $700 to $1000 on average depending on your year model, where you’re located and whether you get it done at a dealership or at a local mechanic. . The suggested cost here includes replacement of the clutch disc, pressure plate, throwout bearing, pilot bearing, resurfacing of the flywheel and labor.

How much time does it take?

The time taken to replace the clutch usually takes 2 to 3 hours for a skilled mechanic.

 

 

How much do the parts cost?

There are clutch kits available for the ford focus which will cost anywhere between $180 to $340 depending on the brand, the year model, and what the kit comes equipped with, for example a kit with a spring hub would cost more than a kit with a rigid hub or some kits may include a flywheel as well as master and slave cylinders whereas others may not. Exedy and Luk are two well known brands that manufacture oem clutch kits.

 

Can I replace the clutch on my own?

There are videos you can watch on youtube which show you how to replace the clutch on a ford focus from which you can assess yourself whether it’s a job you have the time for and can handle or whether you would prefer to give it to a mechanic.

Model Year Clutch Kit Cost Total Replacement Cost(parts + Labor)
Local Mechanic Dealership
 2001 – 2004  $180 – $290  $700 – $800  $900 to 1000
 2005 – 2011  $220 – $340  $700 – $800  $900 to 1000