if the timing belt breaks on a 1998 Ford Escort there will be no damage done to the engine. This is true for the 2-door and the 4-door versions even though they both have different engines. The only parts which may be damaged are the timing belt pulleys. These should be replaced when replacing the belt. The engines used in both versions of the 1998 escort are NON-INTERFERENCE engines. This means that when the belt breaks there is no way for the pistons to come in contact with the valves.
It certainly can be. If a piston touches an open valve, the results can be quite bad. In normal operation, the valves close whenever the piston is at the top of cycle. If the timing belt slips the valve might be in the way next time the piston comes up.
The answer above is incorrect for the Ford Escort ZX2 2.0 model. The 2.0 model was made to be a "Non Interferance engine" which means, when the timing belt breaks it will not damage anything. The reason Ford did this, is because, the timing belt pullys are known for going out, and when they do, your belt breaks. My car's timing belt pullys went out, and my belt broke, and no damage. - Antwon00
Both answers above are correct there are two different engines fitted to the 98 ZX2
The double cam is a Non interferance engine and I believe it is rated at 130hp the single cam will be damaged and it is rated at 117hp
this above statment is wrong.. the zx2 came only in the 2.0 DOHC at 130hp there is no single cam zx2.. that would be the 1.9L from a regular escort... and also all escorts have had non- interference motors since '89
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No the engine will not be damaged. It happened to me, when i asked the mechanic why it didn't damage the engine he said it was because of the way Ford designed the engine.
this engine is a non interfearance if the timing belt breaks the vaulve will not be damaged
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
No. It is a non-interference engine.
That depends on the engine and what belt (timing or accessory).
A 91 engine will not fit in a 98 Escort. The 91 engine is from a generation II Escort whereas a 98 engine is from a generationIII Escort.
Yes. It is a non interference engine. It will not suffer valve damage if the timing belt breaks.
I believe the answer is no. I have a 1994 Escort LX with the 1.9 liter engine. I broke the timing belt, and there was no damage to the engine. Yes, it is no. I had the same experience last night and nothing happened to the engine. I have a 94 Escort LX with 1.9L engine too.
If it breaks while the engine is runnIng, yes. It can damage the valve train
No, they are different.
The Mercury Villager does not have an interference engine (in spite of what you might hear) and will not be damaged if the belt breaks.
It is an interference engine by design so if the timing belt breaks it will be seriously damaged. The valves will be bent and the engine will need repairs costing upwards of $1500
Yes, the engine in a 2000 Escort is NOT an interference engine.
Don't worry, if your timing belt breaks your engine is going to stop very quickly. Of course, it may be damaged.
That engine is not an interference engine, so no, the valves should not bend in the event of a timing belt break.
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.
This is an interference engine. In most cases the head as well and the pistons will be damaged.
Yes it will. i have a 97 escort built in sept `96 and have an engine and trans from an escort built in late `02.
According to the Gates website ( they make timing belts etcetera ) The 3.3 liter V6 engine in a 1999 Mercury Villager does have a timing BELT The engine IS AN INTERFERENCE ENGINE So , if the timing belt breaks , engine damage will occur
yes.....it is an interferance engine. The belt keeps moving parts in sync; when it breaks at speed, those parts can hit each other with great force.
No, but why in the world would you take the chance? When the timing belt breaks the engine stops right now. It does not care if you are going to be run over by that truck you just pulled out in front of.
Yes, they are the same engine design.
No,the zetech is a non interference engine,so if your timing belt breaks or shreds your pistons&valves will be fine.
This is an interference engine. If the timing belt snaps it will cause a loads of problems: bent valves, damaged pistons, damaged cam shaft. Replace the belt every 60,000 miles.