The 3.8 liter V6 engine in a 1991 Mercury Cougar has a timing CHAIN
The 4 cylinder has a timing belt
It must have a timing chain because Gates ( they make timing belts etc. ) only lists a timing belt for the 4 cylinder engine on a 2000 Mercury Cougar
The 2.0 litre four cylinder engine in a 2000 Mercury Cougar has a timing BELT
The 2.5 litre V6 engine in a 1999 Mercury Cougar has ( 1 timing CHAIN to each cylinder head , so there are 2 timing CHAINS )
Your 1991 Mercury Topaz 2.3 liter has a timing CHAIN
Plug in your seatbelt.
The V6 uses chains. The I4 uses belts.
On a 1996 Mercury Cougar : The 3.8 liter V6 engine has ( 1 timing CHAIN ) The 4.6 liter V8 engine has ( 1 timing CHAIN to each cylinder head , so there are 2 timing CHAINS )
www.techcapri.com has instructions on this.
It has a cam chain that normally requires no maintenance.
Chain and it is a very (~1000.00) costly fix.
timing belt 98 mercury villager timing belt 98 mercury villager
mmm there are only 2 engines that came with the car. 2.0 zetec - timing belt interval 90k-100k 2.5 duratec- timing chain and if you upgraded 3.0 timing belt go to newcougar.org and search there is a how to there
If the timing belt breaks on any engine the damage to the engine is usually very bad.
The 2.5 liter " Duratec " V6 engine used in a 1999 Mercury Cougar uses ( 2 ) timing CHAINS , both located at the front of the engine ( 1 chain to each cylinder head )
The belt should be changed every 120,000 miles. This is about 1-2 hour job.
The 1991 Lexus ls400 has a timing belt.
Yes, A 1991 civic uses a timing belt, not a timing chain.
when should i change the timing belt on a mercury villager
The timing belt is inside the timing cover.
I also own a 2000 Mercury Cougar with the 2.0 4 cyc engine. I have 74,400 miles on it and I will be replacing the timing belt at about 80,000 miles. Ford recommends the timing belt be replaced at 60,000 miles. I just changed my right front wheel bearing 2 months ago and now my left front wheel bearing is making a growling noise.
No Belt=It has a Timing Chain.=