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When timing belt brakes do you usually bend valves? 2000 ford escort

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    will a 1.9L 1994 ford escort engine fit in a 1999 ford escort that has a 2.0L engine?

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On the 99 escort i am pretty sure no . But others may

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If timing belt breaks ,will it bend the valves


I looked at interference engine list.
Ford engines
1.8L--1.9 L and 2.0L sohc are not interference engines. I can only go by the database info.

Apr 16, 2016 | 1995 Ford Escort

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Sounds like metal tapping and really rough shakes when car is running. It died on me then cranked it up and it starting shaking and heard metal tapping. sounds like a baseball card in bicycle spoke


You may have a valve spring broken,or the timing has jumped,do not try and start it again,have the timing belt checked first cause it can bend a valve,if it hasn`t already.If this was at all helpful,please rate,thank you

Jul 21, 2010 | 2000 Ford Escort

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Can you bend valves when belt brakes 2.5


Yes you can bend valves when the timing belt breaks. Without knowing the car call your dealer up and ask them if this is a problem for your year and make a model car. European and Japanese cars and also high performance cars are more likely to have this problem. But not all cars for instance most Ford escorts do not have valve interference problems. But if you replace the timing belt and the car Mises or backfires you probably have a bent valve. And you would need a valve job that this point. Good luck.

Jun 06, 2010 | 1996 Acura TL Series

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OK one guys says the 1.9 ford escort engine is an


94 1.9 is not an interference engine. If the timing belt breaks and the engine were to turn over it will not bend the valves. The older engines in the 1980's bent valves.

Feb 17, 2010 | 1994 Ford Escort

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Ford escort 1998 timing belt break bend a bunch of valves


I agree with hotchevy.

This is catastrophic for the engine and there will be damage beyond the inevitable bent valves. This is the cost of poor preventative maintenance.
Rebuilding the engine will be expensive as will installing a replacement unit. Get some quotes but I suggest it's probably not worth it given the market value of the vehicle.

Dec 01, 2009 | 1998 Ford Escort

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Supertine belt diagram Ford Escort ZX2 1999 Old brken off now replacing it with new but no picture or diagram showing how its to be installed properly.


If timing belt broke when the engine was running then a belt wont fix your problem as when the belt brakes the valves stop straight away and the crankshaft will still turn over at least 4to6 times adn in that time could AND would bend a couple of valves at least.if
not a lot more problems BUT if you still go ahead with fitting the belt then all the casings are marked to fit the belt and the keyway in crankshaft is always at 12 oclock to start with.. Ron

Oct 13, 2009 | 1999 Ford Escort

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What happens when the timing belt brakes


It bends valve and hurts pistons,ITs not a good thing when this happens,Is this what the shop told you? and I hope this helps you?

Oct 03, 2009 | 2001 Ford Escort ZX2

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Motor back fired and quit working.


timing belt slipped,bebt the valves need a valve job. these are interference engines the piston and the valves can not be in the same place at the same time,pistons bend valves

Apr 09, 2009 | 1998 Ford Escort

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Timing Belt Replacement+Diagram


No it will NOT bend valves on this particular engine, if it goes out of time. I would replace BOTH the timing belt and the drive belt at the same time, since both are very inexpensive, even from the Ford dealer. Line up both timing marks on both the cam and crank sprockets in the 12 o'clock position. The marks are very easy to see, once you remove the timing belt cover. Hope this helps.

Jun 22, 2008 | 1991 Ford Escort

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