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If timing belt breaks on 2001 escort, 2.0 soc engine...is the motor ruined?
The 2.0 SOHC engine is an interference engine, so yes you could damage valves and pistons if the belt breaks while the engine is running.
Posted on May 11, 2013
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
Posted on Jan 28, 2009
SOURCE: interference engine
all of the engines used in the hyundai's are interference engine's, that does not mean for sure u have bent valves but the chances are u did. source of info Gates timing belt Catalog.
Posted on Mar 20, 2009
Hello mawbea: My name is Roger I will answer your question. You did not say which engine is in your car. So if you have a 2.0 SOHC engine. If the belt broke you should be Ok. If you have the 2.0 DOHC engine. The likely hood of bending the valves are just about a guarantee. How ever with any engine using a timing belt it is possible to bend a valve.Should you need more help please just ask.
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Posted on Jul 08, 2009
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