The cambelt (also known as a toothed/timing belt) and tensioner pulleys ensure that all the moving engine components, such as the pistons and valves, are synchronised and keep the belt at the correct tension, avoiding any unwanted contact with each other.
The fact that the cambelt is made from a rubber-based compound provides benefits such as reduced noise, but it also means that, just like tyres, the belt can deteriorate and wear out over time.
Changing your Ford cambelt and tensioner pulleys to the manufacturer's recommended schedule is essential as it will dramatically reduce the chance of the belt from slipping or snapping, which would do serious damage to the engine.
Cambelt failure often means that the engine needs to be completely replaced.
We recommend that cambelt changes are only ever undertaken by specialists like us who have the specific equipment, calibration tools and manufacturer training and experience to do the job properly.
|Ford B-Max||Every 150,000 miles or 10 years|
|Ford C-Max||Every 150,000 miles or 10 years|
|Ford Ecosport||Every 150,000 miles or 10 years|
|Ford Edge||Every 125,000 miles or 10 years|
|Ford Edge Vignale||Every 125,000 miles or 10 years|
|Ford Explorer||Every 150,000 miles or 12 years|
|Ford Fiesta||Every 144,000 miles or 10 years|
|Ford Fiesta Vignale||Every 144,000 miles or 10 years|
|Ford Focus||Every 144,000 miles or 10 years|
|Ford Focus RS||Every 125,000 miles or 10 years|
|Ford Focus Vignale||Every 144,000 miles or 10 years|
|Ford KA+||Every 150,000 miles or 10 years|
|Ford Kuga||Every 125,000 miles or 10 years|
|Ford Kuga Vignale||Every 120,000 miles or 10 years|
|Ford Mondeo||Every 150,000 miles or 10 years|
|Ford Mondeo Vignale||Every 125,000 miles or 10 years|
|Ford Mustang||Every 150,000 miles or 15 years|
|Ford Puma||Every 144,000 miles or 10 years|
|Ford Ranger||Every 160,000 miles or 10 years|
|Ford S-Max||Every 144,000 miles or 10 years|
|Ford Transit||Every 150,000 miles or 10 years|
|Ford Transit Custom||Every 150,000 miles or 10 years|
Nothing, they are basically the same thing.
Ford cambelts must be replaced according to the manufacturers recommendation. Check the table above to find your model's cambelt replacement interval.
You can’t, but if you hear strange noises from the engine, bring your vehicle in to your nearest Pentagon Service Centre to get it checked out as soon as you can.
If the cambelt snaps, the pistons will connect with the valves in the cylinder head and cause serious damage to your engine that may not be repairable.
Sometimes. If it can be repaired a specialist technician will have to remove the cylinder head and the valves. They will check the valve guides for damage and then rebuild the cylinder head with new valve steam oil seals. Finally a new head gasket and cambelt needs to be fitted before the engine can be tested.
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