99 zx2 has a non interference engine. This means if the timing is off or the timing belt breaks, no damage will occur to your engine. If you replaced the belt and your engine runs rough, misfires, bucks, that means you didn't put the timing belt on right. It's got to be put on perfectly with the crankshaft at TDC and the cams aligned. Have fun. If you can figure it out, you can take it to a Ford dealer to have the timing belt put on properly.
If the timing belt is broken the vehicle will not start.
If you can drive the car, the timing belt isn't broken. An engine will not start or run with a broken cam belt.
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
Almost certainly. The timing belt being damaged or broken can cause a number of different problems. I know in my 86 celica sx the result of a faulty/ old timing belt was a piston snapping off at the control rod, it was warped and bent because of wrong timing. i suggest if u have a broken/old/damaged timing belt you do not drive it till u get it replaced. Also see your mechanic for more advice
If you think your Timing Belt broke DO NOT try to crank your car, if you continue to crank you car with a severed timing belt you will cause more damage. The only way you can tell for sure if the timing belt broke is to remove the upper timing cover and inspect the belt. If you see a naked cam sprocket your timing belt has broken and you will most likely need a top end engine rebuild.
I believe the Daewoo Matiz is a non interference engine, so if the belt snaps, you only need to replace the belt, no valve damage occurs.
either pull the cylinder head off, or pull a plug and look into the cylinder with a boroscope.
I think,You can'nt start engine if this happened.
If the timing belt has broken, the usual case is the motor has bent valves and is destroyed.
If you suspect your timing belt has broken or the teeth have been stripped off of it, the only way to know for sure is to take off you timing belt cover and have a look. Some vehicles had / have interference heads. These vehicles will destroy their own valves if you try to crank them without a timing belt on.
If The Timing Belt Turns The Camshaft, Which It Does. And The Belt Is Broken The Camshaft Will Not Open And Close The Valves . IT CAN NOT START OR RUN> No. It might start but wont run very well because it wont know when to fire with out the timing belt.
The first hint that a timing belt is broken is that the car will turn but will not start. Beyond that you should rplace the timng belt every 100k miles,to avoid it breaking.
No such thing as a timing chain belt. It is either a belt or chain. Replace the belt according to the schedule in your owner's manual. If it breaks and your engine is an interference engine, you will 95% of the time have damage. You will know the extent of the damage when the engine is torn down. The 1992 SL2 has a timing chain. Mine has 240,000 miles on it and is still running fine.
that's sounds more like the serpentine or power steering belt. Your timing belt is internal and you wont hear it but you will know when its broken... your car wont run.
If this engine is an interference engine it may have done damage to valve, piston, or head. Or the timing is off so far that the engine will not start. Install a new timing belt correctly and start the engine. You will then know if any damage was done.
It does not have a timing belt it has a chain
You don't, it's either broken or not there is no in between. Unless you are very lucky and the belt will slip one tooth without braking. You will notice that because the engine timing will change.
If the engine is an interference engine and the belt breaks you can almost be certain that there is damage. If it is not an interference engine there will be no damage. I could tell you if you had listed the make, model, year, and engine size.
Replace every 105,000 miles. Know that this is an interference engine and if the belt breaks you will have internal engine damage.
Common signs are: Hesitation, poor running, valve clatter, and loss of power. A broken timing belt or timing chain can cause an engine to stop running or cause the valves to crash to the pistons.
As far as I know the 2.3 liter DOHC engine in a 2008 Ford Ranger has a timing CHAIN
I know of no vehicle where the engine has to be removed to change a timing belt.
the car lost the timing belt but it was not running at the time i would like to know if it would of dune some damage very carefuly! If you don't know anything about cars i wouldn't try it....you don't want to throw off the timing!!
The 1997 Buick Park Avenue does not have a timing belt. It has a timing chain.
Give more info., did previous timing belt fail?