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  • knowledgepower 12/12/12 11:49 am PST

    Timing belts last about that long and you were due a new one, I'd suggest an independent mechanic vs a dealer which will save you some money on labor.

  • b9bot 05/19/15 11:44 am PST

    Just checked with a mechanic and the cost is $997.00 to do a water pump and timing belt on a 2000 ford focus. You might as well do both since they are both in a very tough place to get to which requires a lot of labor which is why it is so expensive. If it was easy to get to then the job would cost much less but no so for this car.

    Source: Autotrend Diagnostics in Campbell CA


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