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

Is the 2001 Ford escort ZX2 L4-2.0L DOHC engine an interference or non-interference type engine

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    i have a 2001 ford escort zx2 automatic.it had a bad vibration while idleing

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

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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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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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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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Belt diagram


Click on the following free direct Link. It has the Serpentine Belt Diagrams for your 2001 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L DOHC In-Line 4-Cylinder Engine with Engine Options (AC/No AC etc.). Plus additional Instructional and Directional Diagrams.


http://www.2carpros.com/car_repair_information/year/2001/make/ford/model/zx2/2001_ford_zx2_drive_belt_routing_diagram.htm

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Apr 02, 2010 | 2001 Ford Escort ZX2

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Belt diagram on 99zx-2


Click on the following free direct Link. It has the correct Serpentine/Drive Belt Diagrams for your 1999 Ford Escort ZX2, 2.0L DOHC In-Line 4-Cylinder Engine.
The Link says 2000 for the Year, however this is the same as the 1999 Year Model.


http://www.2carpros.com/car_repair_information/year/2000/make/ford/model/zx2/2000_ford_zx2_drive_belt_routing_diagram.htm

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Mar 31, 2010 | 2001 Ford Escort ZX2

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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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Need 2001 ford escort zx2 DOHC engine information, belt diagrams


The tensioner is between the a/c compressor and crank pulley, below the power steering pump. Use a 13 mm wrench to 'tighten' the bolt in the center of the pulley and it'll move to release tension off the belt.

Jan 25, 2010 | 2001 Ford Escort ZX2

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Engine swap with two Ford Escorts.


the engine will fit, u will need all the electronics and all drive train parts as well

Apr 20, 2009 | 2001 Ford Escort ZX2

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Timing belt diagram for 2001 ford escort zx2 dohc


cam shaft timing marks on back of cams ,two slots ,use a flat piece of metal to align .remove no1 spark plug and drop long thin screwdriver down it to bring piston just below tdc,then align cams so both cams are on the rock (valves closed) with knob on back cam aligning with pick up sensor left side between lobes.then bring piston up to tdc and fit belt.turn engine over twice with socket on bottom pulley to make sure no valves clear pistons.Remember to remove flat edge from back of cams i didnt last time and bent my home made tool

Jan 28, 2009 | 2001 Ford Escort ZX2

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