Last post on Sep 26, 2012 at 2:40 PM
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Ford Fiesta, Hatchback
#1 of 4 Fiesta timing belt/chain
Sep 25, 2012 (3:11 pm)
On a 2011 Fiesta, does it have a timing belt or a chain. Dealer says a chain so they can go 150K miles before changing. I find it having a chain hard to believe.
#2 of 4 Re: Fiesta timing belt/chain [obkt]
Sep 25, 2012 (3:30 pm)
The 2011 Fiesta owner manual states that the replacement schedule is 150,000 miles, and that it is a timing belt. Specifically, the schedule states on page 340:
Every 150,000 miles (240,000 km):
*Change automatic transmission fluid and filter (filter not required on 6F35, 6F50, DPS6 and AWF-21 transmissions); consult dealer for requirements
*Change manual transmission fluid
*Change rear axle fluid (RWD vehicles)
*Replace accessory drive belt(s) if not replaced within the last 100,000 miles (160,000 km)
*Replace timing belt (Fiesta); failure to replace belt can cause internal engine damage
#3 of 4 Re: Fiesta timing belt/chain [xwesx]
Sep 26, 2012 (12:56 pm)
Thank you. I am aware of all that. Short story. I was getting the oil changed in my Hyundai Santa Fe and was asked how I liked it. I responded that I do like it except for the frequent required service. For example, Hyundai requires a timing belt change at 60K miles, while my Fiesta requires it to be changed at 150K miles. That's when the salesman said that Ford uses a timing chain not a belt. To add to confusion, if you Google " 2011 Ford Fiesta Timing belt/Chain" you'll get all kinds of answers, including the use of a timing chain in the Fiesta.
I think I should go to the dealer's parts dept and have them look it up. But like you say, I'm 99% positive that it's a belt, not a chain. Anything technical that comes from a salesman is questionable.
#4 of 4 Re: Fiesta timing belt/chain [obkt]
Sep 26, 2012 (2:40 pm)
Anything technical that comes from a salesman is questionable.
Hahah; words to live by!
My Fiesta only has 16,000 miles, so I'm a long ways from knowing for sure which it is. If it were a chain, I doubt it would be on the maintenance schedule at all.