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Ford Escort, Engine, Hatchback
#1 of 23 HELP THE BLONDE
Oct 05, 2002 (8:19 am)
Ok so my timing bely is broke on my red rockect(my ford escort) please can some one tell me where to get a book or a diagram to fix it.
Walking in Texas
Oct 05, 2002 (8:38 pm)
Barnes and Noble, in the transportation section. I hope there's one in walking distance.
Oct 06, 2002 (6:40 am)
Try your local library
#4 of 23 most auto parts stores
Oct 06, 2002 (10:19 pm)
sell repair manuals too.
Oct 09, 2002 (8:06 pm)
For the money spent, check out AlldataDIY subscription. It is an on-line manual that is a TOTAL service manual for your vehicle. They use the information direct from the factory.
#6 of 23 Question on this topic
Oct 29, 2002 (11:59 am)
Do these cars have an interference style engine or non? Specifically, i am wondering about the 1997 stock engine. Just curious if i need to schedule a belt replacement for our merc tracer.
#7 of 23 Interference Engine
Oct 29, 2002 (2:00 pm)
I was told by the service manager at the dealer that fixed my car (see ZX2 topic) that Ford hasn't made an interference engine for the Escort since 1983.
#8 of 23 charliemike,
Oct 29, 2002 (6:24 pm)
I would seriously be looking at a different dealer if I were you.
Cause they definitely don't know what they are talking about.
From Ford's own information system;
The 97-2003 Escort with the 2.0L DOHC is an interferance engine.
The 97 Escort with 2.0L SOHC is not interferance.
Timing belt referance for Fords.
Oct 30, 2002 (8:57 am)
Holy Jeezus =o
Oct 30, 2002 (12:17 pm)
so the 2.0l dohc engine is an interference engine? Unless im mistaken, isn't that the Zetec from the contour? I know of a couple people that have had t belts go on them with no damage at all. I suppose all that matters is that the 2.0 split port engine that is in my car is non interference