How to Put a Timing Belt in a 1996 Ford Escort 1.9?

Answer Ford makes the claim that the 1.9-liter engine in a 1996 Ford Escort is a close tolerance “interference” engine. This means that if the timing belt is not checked and replaced prior to it faili... Read More »

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How to Change a Timing Belt on a 1991 Through 1996 Ford Escort 1.9L?

The timing belt on the Escort should be changed at 60,000 miles. A timing belt generally will not wear out but it will stretch. The belt is kept tight through the use of a tensioner. A tensioner h... Read More »

How to Replace a Ford Escort Timing Belt?

The Ford Escort timing belts are designed to require replacement approximately every 60,000 to 70,000 miles. If the belt breaks before being replaced, it can create timing problems and cause the en... Read More »

How to Change the Timing Belt on a 1999 Ford Escort?

The Ford Escort 2.0 has an interference engine, where a timing belt failure with the engine running would cause major damage to the pistons and the valves because of the close tolerances used in it... Read More »

How to Replace a Timing Belt for a 1995 Ford Escort?

The timing on a 1995 Ford Escort keeps the engine's crankshaft in time with the camshaft while the engine is running. If the timing belt comes off the pulley or breaks, the camshaft will stop turni... Read More »