Don't do it if the belt looks ok. Pull the timing belt cover and look at the belt. If you don't see significant cracks and none of the teeth are torn off, leave it alone. The ZX2 98 and above timing belts can go reliably up to 120,000 mi. These models are equipped with a non-interference engine so when your timing belt snaps, your engine/valves will not get damaged.
If you've never changed a timing belt before and you are an ameteur DIY mechanic, you are in for a world of pain if you try changing your timing belt.
When you change the belt, if you don't put it on exactly how it needs to go (this is a complex procedure) your timing will be jacked up. You're car will buck, kick. Your engine will misfire, you will have significantly reduced performance. You will hate yourself for ever thinking about changing the timing belt. It's not like changing your oil or your brakes. If you don't get the belt on precisely the way it needs to be put on, you will have to keep taking your car apart until you get it right or take it to a mechanic. Some mechanics don't even get this right. You may even have to take it to a dealer where you will be charged up the you know what.
If you decide you change your timing belt yourself (really think it over), get all the information you can. You must be confident in your ability and patient if you don't get the timing right. There's a good chance you won't get it right on the first try. The service manual will tell you generally what you need to do, but won't tell you about the VCT exhaust cam that needs special handling during this procedure. Make sure you know what you are getting yourself into before you do anything.
There is no suck thing as a timing sensor. The timing marks for a escort are not on the cams you must use a straight edge.
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According to the Gates website ( they make timing belts etc. ) both the SOHC and DOHC engines in a 1999 Ford Escort ARE INTERFERENCE ENGINES
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No , according to the Gates website ( they make timing belts etcetera ) the 2.0 liter ( SOHC and DOHC ) engines that are used in a 1999 Ford Escort are NOT INTERFERENCE ENGINES
I was looking at the 1999 Ford Escort scheduled maintenance guide and the Gates website ( they make timing belts etc . ) and both show to inspect the timing belt at 120,000 miles , replace if necessary ( that applies to both the 2.0 liter SOHC and DOHC engines )
It will cost approximately $500 to change the timing belt in your 2002 escort. The exact cost is dependent upon several factors.
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The Ford Motor Company made the Ford Escort zx2 2.0 motor, a "non interferance engine" meaning when the timing belt breaks, it will NOT damage your engine components. -Antwon00
The 1999 Ford Escort Scheduled Maintenance Guide shows : For the 2.0 litre four cylinder engine ( SOHC and DOHC ) ( Inspect at 120,000 miles ) -------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Gates website ( they make timing belts etcetera ) shows : ( Inspect at 120,000 miles / replace if necessary ) * it also shows that the engines are INTERFERENCE ENGINES
According to the 1999 Ford Escort Scheduled Maintenance Guide : For the 2.0 liter SOHC and DOHC engines : ( INSPECT at 120,000 miles ) The Gates website ( they make timing belts etcetera ) shows : ( INSPECT at 120,000 miles / REPLACE if necessary ) * the Gates website also shows that both the 2.0 liter DOHC and SOHC four cylinder engines in a 1999 Ford Escort are ( INTERFERENCE ENGINES )
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97 ford escort 2000 timing belt replacement
It has a timing belt
No , it's a timing BELT
Salvage yard or Ford dealer.