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How to replace timing belt on Ford C-MAX 1.6 TDCi 2010

Replacement Interval Guide

  • Ford recommend replacement every 125,000 miles or 10 years (tensioner pulley and guide pulley must also be replaced).
  • The previous use and service history of the vehicle must always be taken into account.

Check For Engine Damage

CAUTION: This engine has been identified as an INTERFERENCE engine in which the possibility of valve-to-piston damage in the event of a timing belt failure is MOST LIKELY to occur. A compression check of all cylinders should be performed before removing the cylinder head.

Repair Times – hrs

Remove & install:
Focus 2,10
Mondeo 2,00
C-MAX/Grand C-MAX 1,80

Special Tools

  • Camshaft sprocket locking tool – No.303-735.
  • Crankshaft aligning tool – No.303-732.
  • Flywheel locking tool – No.303-393.

Special Precautions

  • Disconnect battery earth lead.
  • DO NOT turn crankshaft or camshaft when timing belt removed.
  • Remove glow plugs to ease turning engine.
  • Turn engine in normal direction of rotation (unless otherwise stated).
  • DO NOT turn engine via camshaft or other sprockets.
  • Observe all tightening torques.

How to replace timing belt on Ford C-MAX 1.6 TDCi 2010

Removal

  1. Raise and support front of vehicle.
  2. Remove coolant expansion tank. Move to one side.
  3. Remove:
      • Engine top cover.
      • Timing belt upper cover [1] .
      • RH front wheel.
      • RH splash guard.
      • Engine undershield (if fitted).
      • Auxiliary drive belt.
  4. Disconnect crankshaft position (CKP) sensor.
  5. Move aside engine wiring harness (on timing belt cover).
  6. Remove starter motor.
  7. Fit flywheel locking tool [2] . Tool No.303-393.
  8. Remove:
      • Crankshaft pulley bolt [3] .
      • Crankshaft pulley [4] .
      • Timing belt lower cover [5] .
      • Crankshaft position (CKP) sensor.
      • Timing belt guide [6] .
      • Flywheel locking tool [2] .
  9. Support engine.
  10. Remove:
      • RH engine mounting.
      • RH engine mounting bracket.
  11. Fit crankshaft pulley bolt [3] . Tightening torque: 20 Nm.
  12. Turn crankshaft slowly clockwise until camshaft sprocket timing hole at 2 o’clock position [7] .
  13. Install:
      • Camshaft sprocket locking tool [8] . Tool No.303-735.
      • Crankshaft aligning tool [9] . Tool No.303-732.

        NOTE: Ensure crankshaft position (CKP) sensor reluctor is not damaged.

  14. Slacken tensioner pulley bolt [10] .
  15. Remove:
      • Crankshaft pulley bolt [3] .
      • Crankshaft aligning tool [9] .
      • Reluctor [11] .
      • Timing belt.
      • Tensioner pulley.
      • Guide pulley nut [12] .
      • Guide pulley.

Installation

  1. Fit new guide pulley. Tighten nut [12] . Tightening torque: 37 Nm.
  2. Fit new tensioner pulley. Finger tighten bolt [10] .
  3. Insert suitable locking tool (6 mm) in high-pressure fuel pump [13] .
  4. Ensure camshaft sprocket locking tool located correctly [8] .
  5. Fit timing belt loosely to sprockets, guide pulley and tensioner pulley.
  6. Install:
      • Reluctor [11] .
      • Crankshaft pulley bolt [3] . Tighten bolt finger tight.
      • Crankshaft aligning tool [9] .
  7. Turn tensioner pulley anti-clockwise until pointer aligned in window [14] . Use Allen key.
  8. Tighten tensioner pulley bolt [10] . Tightening torque: 30 Nm.
  9. Remove:
      • Crankshaft aligning tool [9] .
      • Camshaft sprocket locking tool [8] .
      • High-pressure fuel pump locking tool [13] .
  10. Fit timing belt guide [6] .
  11. Turn crankshaft slowly 10 turns clockwise.
  12. Ensure camshaft sprocket timing hole at 2 o’clock position [7] .
  13. Fit:
      • Crankshaft aligning tool [9] .
      • Camshaft sprocket locking tool [8] .
      • High-pressure fuel pump locking tool [13] .
  14. If tools cannot be inserted: Repeat installation procedure.
  15. Remove:
      • Crankshaft aligning tool [9] .
      • Camshaft sprocket locking tool [8] .
      • High-pressure fuel pump locking tool [13] .
      • Crankshaft pulley bolt [3] .
  16. Fit:
      • Timing belt lower cover [5] .
      • Crankshaft pulley [4] .
      • Crankshaft pulley bolt [3] . Use new bolt. Tightening torque: 35 Nm + 190°.
  17. Install components in reverse order of removal.

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