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Ford Focus Drive Belt Replacement

Drive belts are responsible for bringing power to many different components in your car. The cost of replacing one depends on the type of car you have.

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Ford Focus Drive Belt Replacement

RepairSmith offers upfront and competitive pricing. The average cost for Ford Focus Drive Belt Replacement is $109. Drop it off at our shop and pick it up a few hours later, or save time and have our Delivery mechanics come to you.

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2001 Ford Focus 2.0L L4
138,000 miles
Rosa Z  • 
September 7, 2020 4:29 PM  • 
Van Nuys CA 91411
$72
2.80  hrs
0.70  hrs
2014 Ford Focus 2.0L L4
100,000 miles
Bideri B  • 
September 1, 2020 9:52 PM  • 
Glendale AZ 85303
$77
0.60  hrs
0.80  hrs
2012 Ford Focus 2.0L L4
140,000 miles
Roz W  • 
August 27, 2020 8:56 PM  • 
Temecula CA 92591
$163
4.90  hrs
1.20  hrs
2006 Ford Focus 2.0L L4
200,000 miles
Bennett S  • 
August 18, 2020 7:47 PM  • 
Oakland CA 94610
$73
4.40  hrs
0.50  hrs
2003 Ford Focus 2.0L L4
175,658 miles
Brian M  • 
August 13, 2020 7:17 AM  • 
Joshua Tree CA 92252
$65
3.50  hrs
0.50  hrs
2005 Ford Focus 2.0L L4
170,000 miles
Tatyana K  • 
August 2, 2020 2:19 PM  • 
Las Vegas NV 89102
$65
3.70  hrs
0.40  hrs
2010 Ford Focus 2.0L L4
74,450 miles
Alex G  • 
July 29, 2020 8:36 AM  • 
Hacienda Heights CA 91745
$91
3.00  hrs
0.60  hrs
2002 Ford Focus 2.0L L4
182,000 miles
Ryan C  • 
July 20, 2020 9:52 AM  • 
Ventura CA 93003
$79
3.50  hrs
0.70  hrs
2002 Ford Focus 2.0L L4 SE
100,000 miles
Christopher F  • 
June 30, 2020 10:09 PM  • 
Long Beach CA 90802
$79
1.80  hrs
0.80  hrs
2002 Ford Focus 2.0L L4 SE
100,000 miles
Christopher F  • 
June 30, 2020 9:56 PM  • 
Long Beach CA 90802
$79
3.00  hrs
0.50  hrs
2009 Ford Focus 2.0L L4
79,011 miles
Tracy M  • 
June 26, 2020 8:16 PM  • 
Richmond CA 94804
$87
5.40  hrs
0.60  hrs
2005 Ford Focus 2.3L L4
194,039 miles
Troy M  • 
June 25, 2020 6:53 PM  • 
Berkeley CA 94703
$163
2.00  hrs
1.30  hrs
2001 Ford Focus 2.0L L4 SE
115,647 miles
Cheryla G  • 
May 31, 2020 9:30 AM  • 
Sacramento CA 95823
$458
3.00  hrs
2.20  hrs
2011 Ford Focus 2.0L L4
125,000 miles
Jessica R  • 
May 30, 2020 11:00 AM  • 
Sherman Oaks CA 91403
$95
1.40  hrs
0.80  hrs
2011 Ford Focus 2.0L L4
145,000 miles
Jessica R  • 
May 27, 2020 9:12 PM  • 
Sherman Oaks CA 91403
$95
3.90  hrs
0.70  hrs
2005 Ford Focus 2.0L L4
129,000 miles
Michael S  • 
May 25, 2020 2:16 AM  • 
Corona CA 92879
$65
3.70  hrs
0.70  hrs
2015 Ford Focus 2.0L L4
67,000 miles
Gabriella H  • 
May 5, 2020 2:42 PM  • 
Tempe AZ 85282
$83
4.10  hrs
1.00  hrs
2011 Ford Focus 2.0L L4
200,000 miles
Clayton M  • 
May 5, 2020 3:57 AM  • 
Los Angeles CA 90016
$95
0.50  hrs
0.40  hrs
2017 Ford Focus
80,160 miles
Andrew B  • 
May 4, 2020 8:48 PM  • 
Westminster CA 92683
$72
1.00  hrs
0.60  hrs
2010 Ford Focus 2.0L L4
15,000 miles
Julia B  • 
April 25, 2020 12:08 AM  • 
Mesa AZ 85207
$83
5.20  hrs
0.80  hrs
2015 Ford Focus 2.0L L4
48,000 miles
Jm V  • 
April 20, 2020 11:54 PM  • 
Las Vegas NV 89178
$80
2.80  hrs
0.70  hrs
2006 Ford Focus 2.3L L4 ZX4 ST
216,080 miles
Dixie F  • 
April 14, 2020 1:30 PM  • 
San Diego CA 92122
$103
1.80  hrs
0.50  hrs
2002 Ford Focus 2.0L L4
100,000 miles
Jonathan G  • 
April 13, 2020 1:40 PM  • 
El Cajon CA 92021
$130
1.90  hrs
0.70  hrs
2004 Ford Focus 2.0L L4
200,000 miles
Kristen B  • 
April 10, 2020 2:56 PM  • 
Mesa AZ 85215
$92
3.90  hrs
0.90  hrs
2009 Ford Focus 2.0L L4
128,000 miles
Brendie B  • 
March 4, 2020 10:00 AM  • 
Menifee CA 92585
$90
3.20  hrs
0.80  hrs
2011 Ford Focus 2.0L L4
150,000 miles
Gary J  • 
February 8, 2020 7:39 PM  • 
San Bernardino CA 92407
$88
3.70  hrs
0.60  hrs
2002 Ford Focus SE
120,000 miles
Sergio E  • 
November 15, 2019 5:56 AM  • 
Los Angeles CA 90059
$104
4.20  hrs
0.60  hrs
2016 Ford Focus SE
26,000 miles
Dustin T  • 
October 26, 2019 9:00 AM  • 
Pomona CA 91766
$101
3.20  hrs
1.10  hrs
2012 Ford Focus SE
55,300 miles
Madeline V  • 
October 24, 2019 12:30 PM  • 
Los Angeles CA 90028
$95
4.10  hrs
1.00  hrs
2012 Ford Focus SE
55,300 miles
Madeline V  • 
October 22, 2019 10:36 PM  • 
Los Angeles CA 90028
$95
1.80  hrs
0.90  hrs
2001 Ford Focus SE
135,000 miles
William L  • 
October 12, 2019 1:20 PM  • 
San Lorenzo CA 94580
$98
3.50  hrs
0.60  hrs
2000 Ford Focus LX
121,000 miles
Alan M  • 
September 28, 2019 11:17 PM  • 
Monrovia CA 91016
$65
1.40  hrs
0.50  hrs
2005 Ford Focus 2.0L L4 ZX5
156,476 miles
Ben H  • 
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Mesa AZ 85213
$99
1.20  hrs
0.80  hrs
2011 Ford Focus 2.0L L4
192,213 miles
Athena C  • 
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Citrus Heights CA 95621
$147
1.90  hrs
0.60  hrs
2011 Ford Focus 2.0L L4
192,213 miles
Athena C  • 
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Citrus Heights CA 95621
$179
4.50  hrs
1.20  hrs
2005 Ford Focus 2.0L L4 ZX5
194,223 miles
Troy M  • 
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Berkeley CA 94703
$132
2.30  hrs
0.70  hrs
2007 Ford Focus 2.0L L4 S
175,000 miles
Drew S  • 
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Mission Viejo CA 92692
$150
2.60  hrs
0.60  hrs
2004 Ford Focus 2.3L L4
255,000 miles
Chritopher B  • 
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Sacramento CA 95825
$78
3.90  hrs
0.70  hrs
2013 Ford Focus 2.0L L4 S
148,694 miles
Danielle P  • 
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Mesa AZ 85206
$163
2.50  hrs
1.20  hrs
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What is a Drive Belt?

Let’s start with what is hopefully obvious. Drive belts are belts. They’re simply rubber belts. But they do a lot more important things than hold your pants up, though trust me: That task is very important.

Drive belts, which are often referred to as fan belts, are responsible for bringing power to many of the different components in your car. Most notably, your car’s AC compressor, alternator, power steering, and water pump get their energy from the drive belts.

So, how does that work? It’s remarkably basic. All of the components that rely on the drive belt for power have pulleys. The belt wraps around those pulleys. It also wraps around the crankshaft pulley. As the engine works and they crankshaft goes into action, the crankshaft pulley turns, which sets the drive belt in motion. The belt being in motion spins the other pulleys, which brings power to each of those systems.

Cars have two different types of external belts: V-belts and serpentine belts. V-belts are a bit shorter, and modern cars use two of them to split up the work. Serpentine belts are longer, and cars with serpentine belts have just one belt.

Drive belts are rather durable, but over time they can crack, break, tear, or become brittle. Serpentine belts usually last a longer time than V-belts do, so if you have one of them, then it’s your lucky day.

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Symptoms of a broken Drive Belt

Warning lights come on

Well, let’s just get this out in the open, shall we? I know you’re not exactly a fan of the warning lights that illuminate on your car’s dashboard. Ignorance sure is bliss, right? Well, until your car breaks down, and it costs you an arm and a leg to fix it. Not so blissful then. So, here’s the thing: The warning lights come on to let you know when your car has an issue, so you can fix that issue before it becomes more serious (read: expensive). If a drive belt in your car breaks, or isn’t operating properly, multiple systems will begin to lose their power. In most cars, that will wave a red flag that triggers a warning light...or three.

Dead battery

One of the systems that your car’s drive belt powers is the alternator. The alternator is what charges your battery while the car is driving, and gives a lot of power to electrical units while the car is in use. Without an alternator, your car’s battery won’t charge, and it will eventually run out of juice. At that point you won’t be able to turn your car on. In shocking news, not being able to turn your car on means you have a problem. That problem could be the drive belt.

Squealing or squeaking noise

When the drive belt is slipping off of the pulleys, or when it’s a little bit too loose, it will begin to squeal or squeak. It will kind of sound like there are some birds hanging out under the hood of your car. I sincerely hope I don’t need to tell you that weird noises are generally a bad sign that something's off with your car.

Engine overheats

On many vehicles, drive belts provide the power necessary for the water pump to work. The water pump is a key part of your car’s cooling system, and when it’s not working, your engine doesn’t have a secure way of staying at a safe temperature. In other words, if a drive belt fails, the motor may be at risk of overheating. Thankfully your car has a handy dandy engine temperature gauge on the dashboard. So, do everyone a favor and pay attention to it.

Loss of power steering

Have you ever felt your steering wheel suddenly feel heavier, as it becomes harder and harder to steer? No, it isn’t because you lost your biceps, though would it hurt you to go to the gym now and again? It’s probably because you lost your power steering. There are a few different things that can cause a loss of power steering, including a malfunctioning drive belt, which provides the power for hydraulic power steering systems.

Visibly worn belts

I’m gonna guess that you don’t spend a ton of time with the hood popped, staring at your engine. If you do, I probably wouldn’t be here explaining drive belts to you. If you do happen to take a peak under your hood from time to time, keep an eye on your belts. Over time you may notice them grow rigid or develop cracks. It’s time for a replacement when that happens.

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How urgent are Drive Belt replacements?

Well, let’s recap. If your car loses its drive belts it may not be able to turn on, and, if it does turn on, it may cause the engine to overheat.

So, I think we both know the answer here. It’s time to get that drive belt replaced.

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