I have a 2001 Ford Escort ZX2 with 120,000 miles. I had the timing belt, Serpentine belt and Valve cover gasket changed. the engine light came On for "Camshaft sensor". i drove the car home after the mechanic diagnose my car (he said to take it back the next day). drove the car with engine light on, the car drove fine with minimal engine noise better than before. i took the car back the next day and picked the car up after work. Mechanic said all set but he advise to change the timing belt tensioner. I started the car and the engine light came one again. mechanic advise that it might be the timing belt tensioner. I drove the car home again with engine light on and A RATTLING Sound coming from the throttle body when I accelerate or revving the car. the car drove better last night than today. the rattling saound is like the sound of a broken heat shield but coming from the throttle body. is the Timing belt tensioner is the cause of the rattling sound coming from the throttle body and caused the engine light to come on? Thank you
Engine Light On on 2001 Ford Escort
by FAX68 in Natick, MA on March 29, 2011
2 answers 2 comments
ANSWER by Visitor , March 30, 2011
sounds to me like the engine is out of time, We would have put new tensioner on when T Belt was done should have timing markes checked Hope this helps
COMMENT by FAX68 , March 30, 2011
Yes it is the problem that's what the mechanic and other ford forums told me when the timing belt was changed. to change the timing belt tensioner. there is a little delay when I accerate the car but no other problems just the delay of acceleration and engine light on. I would also changed the gas accelerator cable because it is a little loose and it contributing to the delay of acceleration. thank you so much for the response
ANSWER by gout , May 10, 2011
i have the same noise the same problem, did you find out what the fix is? 480-430-8939 or email@example.com. thanks gout!
COMMENT by FAX68 , May 10, 2011
install a new timing belt and timing belt tensioner.