The FORD Freestyle timing belt is a flexible rubber belt with molded
teeth that grip notches in the camshaft and crankshaft sprockets.
The timing belt synchronizes the engine crankshaft with the camshaft, thus the
name timing belt.
FORD Freestyle timing belts are a critical part of
engine maintenance program and must be replaced at specified intervals determined by
the belt manufacturer or original equipment vehicle manufacturer. Failure to do so may
result in catastrophic engine failure. It is best practice when replacing a timing belt that
you replace all rotating components that contain a bearing, this would include idler and
tension pulleys. On some vehicles the timing belt also drives the water pump. Timing
belts are sold separately and as kits that contain idler pulleys, tension pulleys and belt
Noises coming from under the timing belt cover maybe caused buy
worn bearing in the idler and tension pulleys. Timing belts that fail completely will
prevent the engine from starting. Timing belts that jump time or are out of phase will
cause poor engine performance.
Timing belts that fail may cause serious
Timing belt, Sync belt
FORD Freestyle timing belt is located under timing belt cover. This cover
is at the front of the engine and is behind the accessory drive belts that drive the power
steering pump, alternator and a/c compressor.
Depending on the year and options your FORD Freestyle has, the
above information may not apply. Consult with a professional automotive
technician or manufacturer for specifics on your FORD Freestyle