2009 FORD FOCUS ENGINE MALFUNCTION

  • Tiny
  • Marty4
  • 2009 Ford Focus
  • 160,000 miles

Car just stopped running. Truned but wouldn't fire up. Garage states there are 2 timing in the focus. One was changed at the last service, the lower one wasn't. This has 'blown' the engine and I need a new one engine! Is this correct? Experienced the dashboard lights coming on while running but car has never stopped. These were corrected as computer malfunctions. This has happened a couple of times but faults cleared via hook up to garage computer. Car is Ford Focus Tdci 1800 115ps diesel.
many thanks for any help

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Thursday, August 8th, 2013 AT 12:47 PM

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  • ASEMaster6371
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When the timing goes out, valves bend, cylinder head becomes damaged and the pistons are damaged. The short answer is yes, you need a new motor. This time change the belts at the required time and this will not happen.

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