Ford timing belt interval

You will need to know your vehicle’s engine size to use this table. Once you know, you can determine your Ford timing belt interval by using the first table and the reference key. Be sure to look at the second table to see whether or not the engine is interference-fit.

1.3L Replace Every 60,000 Miles
1.6L DOHC Replace Every 60,000 Miles
1.6L SOHC Replace Every 60,000 Miles
1.8L Replace Every 60,000 Miles
1.9L {1}
2.0L Diesel {1}
2.0L DOHC Gasoline {23}
2.0L SOHC Gasoline Replace Every 120,000 Miles
2.2L Replace Every 60,000 Miles
2.3L Diesel (Camshaft & Balance Shaft Belts) {1}
2.3L SOHC Gasoline Inspect Every 60,000 Miles: Replace Every 120,000 Miles
2.5L/4 Replace Every 105,000 Miles
2.5L/V6 {46}
3.0L DOHC SHO {47}
3.0L SOHC Replace Every 105,000 Miles
3.2L SHO {47}
3.3L Replace Every 105,000 Miles.


1.3L Free-Wheeling
1.6L DOHC Free-Wheeling
1.6L SOHC Interference
1.8L Free-Wheeling
1.9L Free-Wheeling
2.0L DOHC (Contour, Escape, Focus,
Mystique, ZX2 & 1999-2002 Cougar)
2.0L DOHC (Probe) Interference
2.0L Diesel Interference
2.0L SOHC Gasoline (Escort, Focus & Tracer) Free-Wheeling
2.0L SOHC Gasoline (Capri, Pinto & Ranger) Free-Wheeling
2.2L Interference
2.3L Diesel Interference
2.3L SOHC Gasoline Free-Wheeling
2.4L Diesel Interference
2.5L SOHC 4 Cyl. Free-Wheeling
2.5L V6 Free-Wheeling
3.0L SOHC Interference
3.0L & 3.2L SHO Free-Wheeling
3.3L Interference

Reference key

{1} – Manufacturer does not recommend a specific maintenance interval.

{23} – On 1993–97 Probe, replace at 60,000 mile intervals. On 1999–2004 models, inspect every 120,000 miles & replace as required..

{46} – On except CA models, replace every 60,000 miles. On CA models, inspect every 90,000 miles & replace every 105,000 miles.

{47} – On 1990-93 models replace every 60,000 miles. On 1994-95 models replace every 100,000 miles.


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