changed timing belt but car wont start cranking a little bit and making clicking noise


Asked by Jan 31, 2014 at 08:19 AM about the 2001 Ford Focus

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

ford focus clicking noise when trying to start.cranking little bit but not starting.any ideas??

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Who changed the belt? Did a pro do it- the right way? Belt changed, won't start- just sounds like it wasn't done right- engine could be out of time- with a very dangerous chance of bending valves- if a professional garage did it, then they should fix it


Dam , I did it myself- thought timing was bang on . Car was not worth spending £600 +. Old car. Thanks.

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