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YES MY CAR TURNS OVER AND WILL NOT START SOMEONE TOLD ME IT COULD BE THE TIMING BELT 1999 ESCOURT

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Well i don't think i would try that just yet. i would say if your battery is good i would start by checking the starter first cheaper to do and you can have your starter tested at a local auto parts store.

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  1. Remove or disconnect the following:

  2. Negative battery cable Accessory drive belt and tensioner Timing belt cover Right front wheel Right inner splash shield Crankshaft pulley
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    1. Removing Timing Belt
    1. Loosen the timing belt tensioner bolt (1).
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