Yes, sometimes. How often? Don't know. I know of the belt braking on a 1997 4 cylinder. Replaced the belt and the car ran fine for another 6 months, then it broke a valve or piston ring (removed pieces via the spark plug hole). The mechanics charged over $400 to replace the belt. I don't know if they ran a compression test afterwards or not, but they should have. However, the belt is grooved and it would be hard for it to slip. I suppose it could jump a notch, but that's a guess for sure.
Valves can and will bend.Valves can and will bend.
about $ 400
If you're concerned a out bent valves after the timing belt snaps at speed the answer is yes it does have a clearance engine and you should have no trouble replacing the timing belt and continuing on your way.. I mean other then the lack of space to work to replace the belt its a straight forward fix...
Yes, If the timing is not right on. The pistons will bend your valves.
if it becomes misaligned, then yes it has the potential to do damage.
No it does not, it is a non-interferenceif the timing belt break the valves will not collide into the pistons.
The water pump is driven by the timing belt. If you take it all apart you should replace the timing belt at the same time. The water pump is in the block behind the timing cover.
the transmission fluid for a 1996 ford escort is type MA.
you need to have the timing belt replaced....if it has broken you have probably bent the valves
how do you chance a serpentine belt on a 1996 ford escort
No , it's not an interference engine according to the Gates website ( they make timing belts etc . )
No, the valves are not adjustable.
Where is the computer located in a Ford Escort?
No. The 97 is a third generation escort and the 96 is a second generation escort.
The 3.8 liter V6 engine in a 1996 Ford Mustang has a timing CHAIN
It appears that the 1996 Toyota Tacoma has a timing belt.
1996 Chevy blazer timing chain
Where do you set crank and cam shaft marks to set timing on a 1996 Nissan Pathfinder?" Did the timing belt snap ? if so the engine will have bent valves and require more work than just the belt. This is timing belt job is not one for the inexperienced diy mechanic. Not trying to be a wise guy, but get the manual, the timing mark set up isn't a simple explanation .
hellofellow escort owner there isn't one
No, 97 transmissions are a breed of their own.
ford escort 1996 zetec the location of the water pump?
if by zero tolerance you mean that if the timing goes the valves will get bent then yes it is ^ that is wrong Non Interference is that term and your engine IS NON INTERFERENCE !!