Question about 1996 Ford Escort 4 Door

1 Answer

Water leak i have a water leak from around the bottom of my timing belt i've been told the water pump needs replacing if so will i have to replace the timing belt as well as i only replace the belt a year ago

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Sergeant:

    An expert that hasĀ over 500 points.

    Champion:

    An expert who has answered 200 questions.

  • Expert
  • 359 Answers

Unless there is any visible wear to the timing belt itself there is no reason to have to change the belt as well as the water pump.

Posted on May 24, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How to fix a 2002 mitsubishi galant water leak


Depends upon the source of the water leak. Common places to leak are at hose connections, the radiator core, the heater core, or the water pump. Once you have identified the source of the leak, repair or replace parts as needed. If you have a 6-clyinder model, the water pump is located behind the timing cover, driven by the timing belt. Many owners believe that the repair shop is trying to rip them off when thy recommend water pump replacement at timing belt replacement time and opt not to do it since the pump is working. Unfortunately, the new timing belt will cause a different wear pattern on the pump shaft and almost unfailingly, the pump will leak within a few weeks or months after the timing belt is done. Many shop now refuse to replace the timing belt without water pump replacement for this reason, or will make the owner sign a waiver of responsibility if they refuse the additional service/cost.

Aug 22, 2014 | 2002 Mitsubishi Galant

1 Answer

I have a ford escort Zx2 2000 and my water pump is leaking bad I have lost pressure when I hit my gas pedal inorder to replace my gas pump do I have to replace my timing belt as well?


If the water pump is leaking, it needs replacement. Timing belt is replaced at certain mileage intervals . You can have the belt inspected by a garage. The timing belt does not have to be changed to replace the water pump. If a timing belt is changed, then it is standard procedure to change the water pump, since the water pump is removed when replacing the timing belt.

Mar 22, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Oil leak


If its a twin cam engine just replace both of them. They are cheap enough and if you buy locally you whould be able to return the one you don't need.

Personally I would replace both so you don't have to worry about it in the future.

Jun 18, 2013 | 2000 Volvo S40

1 Answer

Toyota pickup antifreeze leak around timing belt cover


You won't really know until you can see the bottom of the pump. Most pumps have a "weep" hole where coolant will leak from if the seal goes bad. It can leak and still function without symptoms until the bearing goes.

Dec 15, 2012 | 1987 Toyota Pickup

1 Answer

Need to replace water pump in 2005 Kia Sedona!


I think you mean they pressure tested the cooling system and found the pump to be leaking.
You can check with the auto parts stores online for repair info. They also sell the repair manuals.
If the pump is driven by the timing belt it can be a major job to get everything back in place.

Jul 03, 2012 | 2005 Kia Sedona

1 Answer

My front crank seal is leaking can it harm my timing belt


Dear Calvin,

Just Have Your Front Crank Seal Replaced. The Water Pump Does not Need To Be Replaced At This Time. Try Taking It To Two More Mechanics. See what They Say. And Decide On A Fix.

Hope This Helps,

Alex :o)

Nov 18, 2011 | 2005 Dodge Stratus

1 Answer

I have a 2004 2.0td YF54 AUY,103,000 miles What is required for timing belt replacement, also is it a belt or a chain? Garage is saying water pump would also need replacing?


It is a belt! check the water pump yourself. Look for leaks, there is a drain hole at the bottom of the pump and if there is any sign of water there the seal is leaking. Try move the pump pulley around to check for wear in the bearings and listen for strange noises - take a long screwdriver, place the end of the blade on the pump and put you rae to the handle, this will work like a stethoscope and relay any noises in the pump to your ear.

Feb 19, 2011 | 2004 Suzuki Grand Vitara

2 Answers

Wont hold water. big hose on the bottom of the radiator attaches 2 the engine and it leaks right out of the engine underneath that hose...


Well, if that Radiator hose is not leaking, then the Water pump seals have gone bad. More than likely you need a new water pump.

Vehicles w/ Timing Belt Driven Water Pumps Should Always Have The Water Pump Replaced When The Timing Belt Is Replaced.

If you do not, then the Timing Belt will fail, turning a low cost repair into thousands because of valve train damages. . .

For the Timing Belt & Water Pump KIT - its around $258 through NAPA
45e42d0.jpg

Oct 25, 2010 | 1995 Toyota 4Runner

2 Answers

Squeeling water pump, with coolant around the pump


Most likely you have a bad water pump. When the water pump fails it leaks coolant through small holes on the top and bottom.
Before you condemn your water pump clean the area and make sure the leak is not coming from another area.

May 07, 2010 | 1997 Chevrolet Lumina

1 Answer

What parts of a 1995 mercury mistique gs are controlled by its surpertine belt and if the belt has broke, do I only need to have it replaced? A mechanic told me that the belt doesn't just break. That...


the belt will break if old and brittle and yes u need to replace it the belt controls alternator-- charges battery and needed to supply vehicle with power--air cond -power steering pump-water pump-- fan

Oct 19, 2009 | 1995 Mercury Mystique

Not finding what you are looking for?
1996 Ford Escort 4 Door Logo

158 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

61168 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21949 Answers

Fordexpert

Level 3 Expert

5331 Answers

Are you a Ford Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...