Does A Ford Focus Have A Timing Belt Or Timing Chain?

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Ford Focus Belt Or Chain

From 2005 to 2018 all North American Ford Focus engines apart from the 1.0L have timing chains. From 2000 to 2004 all North American Ford Focus engines have timing belts apart from the 2.3L.

All North American Ford Focus engines apart from the 2000 - 2004 110hp and 130hp engines are interference.

For example, the 2018 Ford Focus 1.0 L 123 hp Turbo Ecoboost option has a timing belt while the 2018 Ford Focus 2.0 L 160 hp Duratec option has a timing chain.

Ford Focus Timing Belt Or Chain
Model Years Engine Option Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference
2005 - 2018 2.0L timing chain interference
2014 - 2018 1.0L timing belt interference
2004 - 2007 2.3L timing chain interference
2000 - 2004 2.0L 110 hp, 2.0L 130 hp timing belt non-interference
2002 - 2004 2.0L 170 hp timing belt non-interference
A Ford Focus RS at the LA Auto Show on Nov 18, 2015 in LA, California.
A Ford Focus RS at the LA Auto Show on Nov 18, 2015 in LA, California.

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Timing Belt Basics

A timing belt on the left versus a timing chain on the right.
A timing belt on the left versus a timing chain on the right.

The primary purpose of the timing belt or timing chain is to maintain the timing (syncronization) between the crankshaft and the camshaft(s).

A timing belt is made of a rubber compound while a timing chain is made of chain similiar to a bicycle chain.

A timing belt wears out over time and must be replaced at the manufacturer's specified interval. Timing belt failure can result in serious engine damage.

Although a timing chain will wear over time it is usually good for the lifetime of the engine but it should be routinely inspected.

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Note: Replacement intervals are broad recommendations and can be affected by age, weather conditions, running conditions etc. Check with the owner's manual/ manufacturer/ dealership.

2018 Ford Focus - Timing Belt Or Chain

The 1.0L North American 2018 Ford Focus has a timing belt and an interference engine. The 2.0L North American 2018 Ford Focus models have timing chains and interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2018 Ford Focus Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
1.0 L 123 hp Turbo Ecoboost timing belt interference 100k miles
2.0 L 160 hp Duratec timing chain interference lifetime
2.0 L 252 hp Turbo Ecoboost timing chain interference lifetime

2017 Ford Focus - Timing Belt Or Chain

The 1.0L North American 2017 Ford Focus has a timing belt and an interference engine. The 2.0L North American 2017 Ford Focus models have timing chains and interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2017 Ford Focus Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
1.0 L 123 hp Turbo Ecoboost timing belt interference 100k miles
2.0 L 160 hp Duratec timing chain interference lifetime
2.0 L 252 hp Turbo Ecoboost timing chain interference lifetime
A 2017 Nitrous Blue Ford Focus RS 5 door Hatchback as seen in the Ford dealership's showroom. The RS is coupled to a 350 horsepower 2.3L EcoBoost® engine.
A 2017 Nitrous Blue Ford Focus RS 5 door Hatchback as seen in the Ford dealership's showroom. The RS is coupled to a 350 horsepower 2.3L EcoBoost® engine.

2016 Ford Focus - Timing Belt Or Chain

The 1.0L North American 2016 Ford Focus has a timing belt and an interference engine. The 2.0L North American 2016 Ford Focus models have timing chains and interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2016 Ford Focus Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
1.0 L 123 hp Turbo Ecoboost timing belt interference 100k miles
2.0 L 160 hp Duratec timing chain interference lifetime
2.0 L 252 hp Turbo Ecoboost timing chain interference lifetime

2015 Ford Focus - Timing Belt Or Chain

The 1.0L North American 2015 Ford Focus has a timing belt and an interference engine. The 2.0L North American 2015 Ford Focus models have timing chains and interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2015 Ford Focus Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
1.0 L 123 hp Turbo Ecoboost timing belt interference 100k miles
2.0 L 160 hp Duratec timing chain interference lifetime
2.0 L 252 hp Turbo Ecoboost timing chain interference lifetime
A Ford Focus hatchback on display January 15th, 2015 at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan.
A Ford Focus hatchback on display January 15th, 2015 at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan.

2014 Ford Focus - Timing Belt Or Chain

All North American 2014 Ford Focus models have timing chains and interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2014 Ford Focus Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2.0 L 160 hp Duratec timing chain interference lifetime
2.0 L 252 hp Turbo Ecoboost timing chain interference lifetime

2013 Ford Focus - Timing Belt Or Chain

All North American 2013 Ford Focus models have timing chains and interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2013 Ford Focus Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2.0 L 160 hp Duratec timing chain interference lifetime
2.0 L 252 hp Turbo Ecoboost timing chain interference lifetime

2012 Ford Focus - Timing Belt Or Chain

All North American 2012 Ford Focus models have timing chains and interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2012 Ford Focus Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2.0 L 160 hp Duratec timing chain interference lifetime
2.0 L 252 hp Turbo Ecoboost timing chain interference lifetime

2011 Ford Focus - Timing Belt Or Chain

All North American 2011 Ford Focus models have timing chains and interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2011 Ford Focus Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 2.0 L 140 hp Duratec
Belt Or Chain timing chain
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval lifetime

2010 Ford Focus - Timing Belt Or Chain

All North American 2010 Ford Focus models have timing chains and interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2010 Ford Focus Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 2.0 L 140 hp Duratec
Belt Or Chain timing chain
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval lifetime

2009 Ford Focus - Timing Belt Or Chain

All North American 2009 Ford Focus models have timing chains and interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2009 Ford Focus Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 2.0 L 140 hp Duratec
Belt Or Chain timing chain
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval lifetime

2008 Ford Focus - Timing Belt Or Chain

All North American 2008 Ford Focus models have timing chains and interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2008 Ford Focus Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 2.0 L 140 hp Duratec
Belt Or Chain timing chain
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval lifetime

2007 Ford Focus - Timing Belt Or Chain

All North American 2007 Ford Focus models have timing chains and interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2007 Ford Focus Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2.0 L 135 hp Duratec timing chain interference lifetime
2.3 L 150 hp Duratec timing chain interference lifetime

2006 Ford Focus - Timing Belt Or Chain

All North American 2006 Ford Focus models have timing chains and interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2006 Ford Focus Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2.0 L 135 hp Duratec timing chain interference lifetime
2.3 L 150 hp Duratec timing chain interference lifetime

2005 Ford Focus - Timing Belt Or Chain

All North American 2005 Ford Focus models have timing chains and interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2005 Ford Focus Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2.0 L 135 hp Duratec timing chain interference lifetime
2.3 L 150 hp Duratec timing chain interference lifetime

2004 Ford Focus - Timing Belt Or Chain

All the North American 2004 Ford Focus models have timing chains or timing belts and are interference or non-interference depending on the engine. The 2.0L 110 hp and 130 hp North American 2004 Ford Focus models have timing belts and are non-interference. The 2.0L 170 hp North American 2004 Ford Focus has a timing belt and is interference. The 2.3L 145 hp North American 2004 Ford Focus has a timing chain and is interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2004 Ford Focus Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2.0L 110 hp SPI/CVH timing belt non-interference 120k miles
2.0L 130 hp Zetec timing belt non-interference 120k miles
2.0L 170 hp Zetec timing belt interference 120k miles
2.3L 145 hp Duratec timing chain interference lifetime

2003 Ford Focus - Timing Belt Or Chain

All the North American 2003 Ford Focus models have timing chains or timing belts and are interference or non-interference depending on the engine. The 2.0L 110 hp and 130 hp North American 2003 Ford Focus models have timing belts and are non-interference. The 2.0L 170 hp North American 2003 Ford Focus has a timing belt and is interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2003 Ford Focus Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2.0L 110 hp SPI/CVH timing belt non-interference 120k miles
2.0L 130 hp Zetec timing belt non-interference 120k miles
2.0L 170 hp Zetec timing belt interference 120k miles

2002 Ford Focus - Timing Belt Or Chain

All the North American 2002 Ford Focus models have timing chains or timing belts and are interference or non-interference depending on the engine. The 2.0L 110 hp and 130 hp North American 2002 Ford Focus models have timing belts and are non-interference. The 2.0L 170 hp North American 2002 Ford Focus has a timing belt and is interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2002 Ford Focus Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2.0L 110 hp SPI/CVH timing belt non-interference 120k miles
2.0L 130 hp Zetec timing belt non-interference 120k miles
2.0L 170 hp Zetec timing belt interference 120k miles

2001 Ford Focus - Timing Belt Or Chain

The 2.0L 110 hp and 130 hp North American 2001 Ford Focus models have timing belts and are non-interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2001 Ford Focus Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2.0L 110 hp SPI/CVH timing belt non-interference 120k miles
2.0L 130 hp Zetec timing belt non-interference 120k miles

2000 Ford Focus - Timing Belt Or Chain

The 2.0L 110 hp and 130 hp North American 2000 Ford Focus models have timing belts and are non-interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2000 Ford Focus Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2.0L 110 hp SPI/CVH timing belt non-interference 120k miles
2.0L 130 hp Zetec timing belt non-interference 120k miles

Other Ford Focus Specifications

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