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Escort timing belts - excessive wear

ZX2 1999 wears timing belts out in a few months

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    Colin Stickland May 11, 2010

    agree with stormbrewin ,look at belt

  • tony yeatman
    tony yeatman May 11, 2010

    What sort of wear on the belt and who replaces them?The wear on belt should tell you what is destroying them.Rubbed ,ripped ,contaminated?



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The idlers wear out too. If you or your mechanic haven't replaced the idlers, the belt will creep to one side and shred prematurely.

Another possible cause could be the tensioner is not set correctly. It's easy to misread the instructions and get it wrong.

Posted on Feb 19, 2009


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