Usually that is a sign of a broken timing belt or timing chain.
If the timing belt was broken, obviously the engine would not run. If you crank the engine and the distributor does not turn, that would be a good sign.
The engine would not run. The engine would lack compression.
Your valves will bend and the vehicle will be inoperable/undriveable. If the engine is a non-interferance engine, the valves won't get bent. You could remove the timing belt cover and see with your eyes if the belt is broken. A compression test will also give you a clue, the compression will be 0 in all cylinders.
Broken cam or timing chain is the most likely cause.
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TURN THE ENGINE OVER IF YOU SUSPECT A BROKEN TIMING BELT !!!!!! If you have, you already have more problems than a broken timing belt. Remove the upper timing belt cover and physically look at the timing belt.
No, there will not be engine noise, but you may notice a decrease in engine performance. The 1.9 liter engine is a freewheeling engine which is not damaged by incorrect camshaft timing or even by a broken timing belt.
A broken timing chain is possible.
Check for a broken timing belt.
A couple thing come to mind. Broken timing belt, broken camshaft, broken distributor shaft. Are you seeing the trend here?? I think your engine is BROKEN.
Either your timing belt is stripped or broken. In order to have compression the camshaft and valves need to be in time with the crankshaft. If it has a distributor cap then remove it and have someone crank the engine. If the rotor does not turn then the timing belt is bad.
broken timing belt
car wont run if the belt is broken ! Run a compression test.
Remove distributor cap Have assistant crank engine and check to see if rotor is turning as engine is cranked
The 3.0 liter V6 engine in a 2006 Mercury Montego has a timing CHAIN
an engine looses compression thru broken piston rings, ahole in a piston, bad headgasket, loose spark plugs, timing wrong, bad valves,so pretty much u need a mechanic to look at it
Does it have spark?, Compression? Timing?
No. Low compression does not effect timing but timing can affect compression.
No , the 3.3 litre V6 engine in a 2001 Mercury Villager has a timing BELT
Broken timing belt, timing belt jumped teeth, crank key sheared off, vvt unit lost oil prime. That is the most likely scenarios if compression is equal or nonexistant across the cylinders. Dwayne
On a 1993 Mercury Topaz : Both the 2.3 litre four cylinder engine and the 3.0 litre V6 engine use a timing CHAIN
Check engine compression Check engine timing
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
If you have fuel and spark, then it would have to be a timing or compression problem. I could be ingnition timing or camshaft timing. Check to see if the timing belt has slipped or is broken. Pull the spark plus and check engine compression. A service manual should be available for this vehicle at any auto parts store for around $20.00. Good luck.
In the 1998 Mercury Mountaineer : The 4.0 liter SOHC - V6 engine has ( 3 ) timing CHAINS The 5.0 liter V8 engine has ( 1 ) timing CHAIN