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Old July 1st, 2009, 11:47 PM   #1
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Default Timing belt for a 2000 Ford Escort

My buddy has a 2000 Ford Escort and is looking to put a new timing belt.
He got a quote from a shop and its to much to pay for it right now.
Anyone know how to or know someone who wants a side job for cash? Post here and ill let him know.

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whats his location?
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DOHC??? 2.0??? if so its really easy! pull the valve cover can use a file to keep the cams streight they have a spot on the back where when the cams line up it slides in. pull the motor mount and serp belt. then harmonic balancer to get the cover off then line up the crank push the tensioner back with a allen wrench take the old one off slide the new one on reverse steps.... about a hour or 2... they qoute about $400 to 500??? i heard thats about the gong rate for a shop.
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DOHC??? 2.0??? if so its really easy! pull the valve cover can use a file to keep the cams streight they have a spot on the back where when the cams line up it slides in. pull the motor mount and serp belt. then harmonic balancer to get the cover off then line up the crank push the tensioner back with a allen wrench take the old one off slide the new one on reverse steps.... about a hour or 2... they qoute about $400 to 500??? i heard thats about the gong rate for a shop.
yup thats what they told him for the price.
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whats his location?
He is in Ray Township
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macomb county? if he can get it down here i'll do the whole job for $200...for $225 i'll even come get the car and tow it to my house.
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macomb county? if he can get it down here i'll do the whole job for $200...for $225 i'll even come get the car and tow it to my house.
Left him a voice mail. Ill let you know.
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