Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
Answered 2007-02-01 18:56:55

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.

User Avatar

Your Answer


Still Have Questions?

Related Questions

What kind of damage can a broken timing belt on a 1996 Chrysler Sebring cause?

Valves can and will bend.Valves can and will bend.

How much does it cost to replace the timing belt on a 1996 ford escort lx?

about $ 400

Does a 1996 ford escort with a 1.9l have a clearance engine?

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...

Does the 1996 dodge avenger 2.0 have an interference motor?

Yes, If the timing is not right on. The pistons will bend your valves.

Can a bad timing belt in a 1996 Ford Escort damage the motor?

if it becomes misaligned, then yes it has the potential to do damage.

Does the 1996 Mazda miata have a interference motor?

No it does not, it is a non-interferenceif the timing belt break the valves will not collide into the pistons.

Were is the water pump located on a 1996 escort lx?

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.

What fluid does the 1996 escort use?

the transmission fluid for a 1996 ford escort is type MA.

How do you fix a camshaft 2.0 time belt on a 1996 rav 4?

you need to have the timing belt replaced....if it has broken you have probably bent the valves

How do you change a serpentine belt on a 1996 ford escort?

how do you chance a serpentine belt on a 1996 ford escort

Is the 1.9 liter engine in a 1996 escort an interference engine?

No , it's not an interference engine according to the Gates website ( they make timing belts etc . )

Are valves adjustable in 1996 Jeep Cherokee?

No, the valves are not adjustable.

Where is the computer located in a 1996 Ford escort?

Where is the computer located in a Ford Escort?

Will a transmission from a 1997 Ford Escort fit a 1996 Ford Escort?

No. The 97 is a third generation escort and the 96 is a second generation escort.

Does a 1996 mustang have a timing belt or timing chain?

The 3.8 liter V6 engine in a 1996 Ford Mustang has a timing CHAIN

Does a 1996 Toyota Tacoma 6 cylinder have a timing belt or timing chain?

It appears that the 1996 Toyota Tacoma has a timing belt.

How do you change a timing chain in a 1996 Chevy blazer?

1996 Chevy blazer timing chain

1996 escort firing order?


Does a 1996 ford escort have a steal head?


What does the timing on a 1996 Nissan Sentra?

timing chain.

Where do you set crank and cam shaft marks to set timing on a 1996 Nissan Pathfinder?

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 .

Where do you find the relay switch on a 1996 escort diesel?

hellofellow escort owner there isn't one

Will a 1996 escort transition fit a 1997 escort transition?

No, 97 transmissions are a breed of their own.

Where can you get an engine diagram of 1989 for escort?

ford escort 1996 zetec the location of the water pump?

Does a 1996 Cavalier have a zero tolerance engine?

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 !!