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2003 Ford Focus Question: timing belt

 

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no3mz, 2.3L 4 Cylinder, San Francisco, CA, April 04, 2009, 16:46
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are the timing chain and timing belt the same thing?

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    April 05, 2009, 10:58
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    A timing belt is made of rubber (similar to a vacuum cleaner belt, only bigger) and needs to be replaced as part of the maintenance of the vehicle. A timing chain is a metal chain (like a motorcycle/bicycle chain) and only needs replacement if the chain or other parts wear out.

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