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Broken timing belt on 2000 Excort Zx2. Is this a non-interference motor and is it worth changing the belt??

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In order to replace belt you will need a repair manual from auto store to know what to remove and how to configure it when replacing.

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Does this car have an interference motor?


ford escort/ focus engine 2.0 l spi sohc 1997-2004 has been identified as an intereference engine and that means very likely valve to piston damage
( auto data timing belt information )
note-- up to 2002 year Ford has not recommended a timing belt interval for changing
Ford has however recommended a replacement every 120.000 miles using the service history as a guide
however good professional trade practice recommends every 60.000 miles ( 100.00klms) and the replacement work should include replacement of the crank and cam shaft seals and idler pulleys involved ( the biggest destroyer of belts is oil)
recommended labor time is 2 hours
if the belt has broken then head removal and valve work will add up to 5 hours to that time

Feb 25, 2016 | 2001 Ford Escort ZX2

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The timing belt on my 2000 ford excort broke will it mess up anything else


If it is an interference type engine valves might be damaged along with piston heads. If a 4 cylinder not an interference type but new belt requires mechanical timing when replaced.

Feb 24, 2015 | 2000 Ford Escort

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2000 Ford Escort zx2 runs rough and stalls in reverse


The Ford Escort ZX2, the 2.0 liter is a interference engine,The valve and the piston kissed each other as they met with a broken timing belt,Just to let you know a cam position sensor does not create rough idle, it can stall the engine at a stop sign,but the solution is a valve job, and who ever put the timing belt on after the job should have done a cylinder effeciency test.

Nov 05, 2012 | 2001 Ford Escort ZX2

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2000 ford escort zx2 quit running on the wife this morning still has electric\r\npower starter sounds like it turns but it will not start dont sound like ti turns motor over never heard of a start problem...


Pull the upper timing belt cover, just some 8mm bolts, and verify the if the engine is turning or not. If the timing belt breaks it will sound like the engine is spinning faster with the starter than normal. The great thing is that these engines are non interference and will not suffer valve damage if the belt breaks. If the engine is not turning with the starter then you have a bad solenoid in the starter and it will have to be replaced. You can check my profile for information on how to do the timing belt yourself if it comes to that.

Jan 11, 2011 | 2001 Ford Escort ZX2

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I have a 2001 Ford ZX2-broken timing belt-interference or non? I need to know this because I don't know whether or not I should replace the belt or purchase a new vehicle. The mechanic states it is...


Not sure if it's interference or not, but even if it is that doesn't mean you have damaged the engine. It is worth a few bucks for a belt if you can do the labor yourself. If you want to try, I can probably send you instructions. Lemme know.

Sep 22, 2010 | 2001 Ford Escort ZX2

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2 litre ford timing belt diagram 2000 escort zx2 (dohc) .is belt failure always catastrophic


This is a non-interference engine. Anyone saying anything different is using an old book. Some Ford dealers might even tell you it is interference. There are reliefs cut into the top of the pistons to clear the valves if the belt breaks. There is a how-to posted here and on Team ZX2 .com

Aug 14, 2010 | 2001 Ford Escort ZX2

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Timing belt is broken. Interference or non interference motor?


Most Ford vehicles from 1985 and up have enough valve clearence so the valves do not get hit when the timing belt snaps. Since I worked for ford for many years I have only seen one with valve damage and the youg man said he was driving his car really hard at high RPM's. I believe you will be okay on your engine as long as when the belt broke the engine was not at high rpm's. If know one has told you those engine recommend a timing belt replacement every 60k. I hpe this helped and I hope this fixes your problem. Good luck, Roger

Feb 10, 2010 | 2000 Ford Focus

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I have a 2001 Ford ZX2-broken timing belt-interference or non?


The straight answer is that it most likely is a interference engine, but you dont really know until its confirmed, plus special tools are needed to align the cam timing. Any repair shop can do a cyl leakage test to confirm that for you.

Jan 28, 2010 | 2001 Ford Escort ZX2

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Replacing a timing belt 93 325i


Richard, a 93 BMW 325i has timing chain and not a belt. Unless it has been absolutely neglected in terms of oil changes, the chain should last 2-300k miles

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Is the 2001 Ford escort ZX2 L4-2.0L DOHC engine


All of Ford's belt driven engines are non-interference with the exception of the 3.0L villager which was really a nissan.

May 11, 2009 | 2001 Ford Escort ZX2

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