If you raise the hood and stand over on the passengers side, look down at the engine. In the belt area, you will see the alternator, water pump, Power Steering pump, etc. Behind and underneath all of that stuff, right on the front of the engine you may get a tiny glimpse of the top edge of the timing cover. It is bolted directly to the front of the engine block, and houses the timing chain. The water pump actually bolts to the front of the timing cover. According to the standard labor time guide, which is what we all use to determine how much to charge for a job, it is about a 12 hour job. That translates to about a day and a half of straight working time.
13.5 hours labor is standard time.
The 2001 3.8L Ford Windstar has a timing chain, not a belt.
The water pump is located in the timing set up behind the timing cover its a good idea to replace the timing belt when u replace the water pump
The 3.8 liter V6 engine in a 2003 Ford Windstar has a timing CHAIN
If your timing belt has cracks in it both inside and out, replace it!
I have a 1995 Avalon; you should replace the timing belt at 75 thousand miles; good luck !
The book time from most shops will be anywhere from 10-13 hours, I just had mine done, on my 95 windstar 3.8
according to Dayco timing belts it is 120.000mi
On a 1998 Ford Windstar : The 3.8 liter V6 engine ( and the 3.0 ) has a timing CHAIN
the water pump is located underneath the timing belt cover and requires that the timing belt be removed in order to replace it as it is driven by the timing belt.
It is located behind the timing belt. Timing belt must be removed to access the pump. Replace timing belt.
On a 2.5 liter engine it is located behind the timing belt cover.My advise, replace the timing belt when you replace the timing belt. It will have to come off anyway.
Timing chains are designed to last the life of the engine. So, replace the timing chain when the engine needs rebuilding.
There is no timing belt - Windstar engines all have a timing chain. No routine, mileage based replacement required. See "Related Questions" below for more
The water pump is driven by the timing belt. If you take it all apart you should replace the timing belt at the same time. The water pump is in the block behind the timing cover.
It is located in front of engine you must remove timing cover and timing belt. So if your going to do this replace timing belt to if you have not done so.
2000 Toyota Celica have timing chains.
the water pump is under the timing cover driven by the timing belt, between the two cam gears, you must remove timing belt for replacement, while your in there you should replace cam seals and front crank seal and also timing belt.
As far as I know all the engine sizes used in a Ford Windstar since the first model year ( 1995 ) have used a timing CHAIN
The Windstar engines are equipped with a timing chain. No scheduled replacement is necessary. Generally timing chains are only changed on very high-mileage motors if they are being rebuilt or refreshed. In most cases by the time the engine is due for a timing chain change, it could use a rebuild anyway. you should not have to do any maintenance to the timing chain because its internal and lubed by ''splash'' oiling though internal oil gallies in the engine block. the cam should also be the same.
There is no timing belt on the Windstar engine - it is equipped with a timing chain, which requires no routine maintenance. Also, engine timing is controlled by the engine / powertrain computer module. No user intervention required (or even possible).
You should never have to replace it. The timing chain is designed to last the life of the engine. It is normally replaced when the engine is overhaul.