Do I need to replace a timing chain?

ford
timing-belts
focus

#1

I have a 2005 Ford Focus with a 2.0L engine. I am not having any problems with my car but I have just hit 98K miles. Do I need to worry about replacing the timing chain due to the mileage?


#2

No. You have a timing chain (not a timing belt). The timing chain should last the lifetime of your car.


#3

No. You do not need to replace the chain. This is one of the nice things about timing chains; they do not require periodic replacement. The timing chain should last the life of the engine.


#4

Timing chains DO need replacing…but not for at least 250k miles. For some that’s the life of the engine. And one nice things about chains is they will make a lot of noise before they break.