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