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



vxpena65, 3.0L V6, Tracy, CA, June 16, 2010, 14:39

Van was working fine the other day, yesterday i tried to start the engine and it just turn, checked for the usual spark, fuel.

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    June 16, 2010, 14:43

    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.


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    Visitor, June 16, 2010, 15:39

    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.

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