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Do timing belts in 1994 Ford Escorts ever need replacing?

I took my 1994 Ford Escort in to a local mechanic for a 90,000 mile maintenance check up. The mechanic asked if the timing belt had ever been replaced (it hadn't), and was amazed that it has held up for 90,000 miles. However, I checked my service manual and nowhere does it say anything about replacing the timing belt, or even checking the timing. Are the timing belts on this model maintenance free?
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No they are not. The reason your manual does not saying anything about replacing the timing belt is because 9 times out of 10 most people do not know how to replace the timing belt and make sure that it is on properly and the timing is correct. Also the time belt should be changed around 115,000 miles. But it is never bad to go ahead and get it done if they already did it or are going to

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