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1999 Ford Escort Question: I have a 99 ford escort zx2 the idler pully inside the timing cover sheard

 

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dave78, 2.0L 4 Cylinder DOHC, Newark, NJ, August 05, 2014, 05:34
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Being as the belt just slipped iff could it have done damage to the valves? How do I ck the car runs great but wonder what damage could have been done...really need advise they say its an interferance motor..not really sure what step to take next..

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13428 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper August 05, 2014, 05:56
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    very poss bent valves and even poss piston damage.pull head and insp

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    pushrod August 05, 2014, 06:00
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    Get some hands-on help on this one!... It would have been better if the belt had simply broken. Can install timing components and start engine to see how it runs!

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    joelburke26 from Joels Auto Service, August 05, 2014, 10:14
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    the 2.0 is non interference unless its a diesel or probe.

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    pushrod, August 05, 2014, 15:42
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    Well that's what I thought... Until I looked @ the application guide from NAPA!

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    dave78, August 06, 2014, 02:08
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    I went n bought the timing kit gonna try my hand.fingers crossed

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    pushrod, August 06, 2014, 02:48
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    Go for it!! You may find some helpful video on YouTube for gear alignment. I have installed these belts on this engine before with no problem after the old one broke... Keep in mind that ANY engine can be an interference application under the right conditions!! .. Good luck with it!!!

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    dave78, August 06, 2014, 02:51
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    I appericate the help I love my car n to me its worth fixing ..will let u know how it goes..

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    pushrod, August 06, 2014, 02:59
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    They ALL worth fixing... Too many in the bone yard now...IMO!...but that's what I do so, may be wrong... I'm sure you got the component kit...right? IF you need more help... Post back and someone will oblige...

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    dave78, August 06, 2014, 03:02
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    Yea the whole kit ..its only got 100000 on it n is in great shape.

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    pushrod, August 06, 2014, 03:03
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    Cool.!!

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