1997 Mercury Villager Q&A

1997 Mercury Villager Question: distributor rotor won't' turn. Is it the timing belt, or distrib.?

Van was working fine the other day, yesterday i tried to start the engine and it just turn, checked for the usual spark, fuel. -
Answer 1
sounds like the timing belt broke. remove the top cover and crank over the motor to verify. belt, water pump, pulleys, belts and tensioner run about 600-700. Roy -
Comment 1
did that, and the lifters won't move neither. I guess I have a bad timing belt. Is it hard to replace? or i need to take it to a mechanic, I do not have much time to do it myself. -