try changing both timing gears
most snapped timing belts will in most cases cause engine damage,the only exception would be a freewheeling engine were valve to piston contact would be minimal an interference type engine would cause damage.
The ignition timing on Contour engines is controlled by the computer, and is not adjustable. However, if you're talking about the 4-cylinder 2.0 liter, it uses a timing belt for the cams, and if it is worn and slips a tooth, it would cause some real problems. (The 2.5 liter V6 isn't subject to this, as it uses a timing chain for the cams.)
No. A worn timing chain or belt would cause timing to jump.
According to Gates ( they make timing belts etc. ) the 2.0 L - DOHC - 4 cylinder engine in a 1997 Ford Contour is NOT an interference engine - so the answer would be NO
I don't have a Contour, but if it has a distributor, then you use a timing light and simply twist the distributor cap to change the timing. If it has coil packs, then it's all done electronically, and you can't adjust it. If your timing is still off, you have a sensor somewhere feeding the ECU bad info. ====================================================== All of the Contour engines' ignition timing is controlled by the computer, and is not adjustable. If there were any sort of problem in this area, the computer would turn on the "Check Engine" light and store an error code.
I'm not a mechanic / technician but I would say ( no ) According to the Gates website ( they make timing belts etcetera ) the 2.0 liter four cylinder engine in a 1995 Ford Contour ( IS NOT AN INTERFERENCE ENGINE )
Why would a timing belt jump time and cause damage to the cylinder heads ?
Your timing chain may be worn to the point it is jumping a tooth and thus changing the timing. If you can hear the chain that is a good sign it is worn. I would inspect the timing chain.
have you checked the fuses?
my best opinion is the timing belt has become loose after re doing the timing so many times. this means a new timing belt is needed
The only reason the timing would have jumped is if the belt has lost some teeth which it will do right before it breaks. The timing belt should be replaced before the car is driven or the motor started again. If the belt breaks while the engine is running, it can cause major damage to the head and possibly the block.
broken motor mount
That means the timing is off and you should take it to your local ford dealership to have it done.
No, an exhaust leak would have nothing to do with your engine timing.
What would cause the timing belt to break twice in 1 month on a 2000 Kia Sportage?
The only way your engine could "jump time" would be if there was a timing chain problem. Step one would be to remove the timing chain cover and see what's going on.
No, it will not increase the physical height of your body. Jumping may actually cause you to become shorter. Many gymnasts stunt their growth from jumping and pounding their ankles and joints on the ground.
About $250.00. But, if the valves did get damaged due to timing belt failure, then the cost could easily rise to $1500.00.
got the same exact problem.
It would not be a good idea. First it is illegal, second it can actually cause the computer to over adjust fuel and ignition timing and cause running issues.It would not be a good idea. First it is illegal, second it can actually cause the computer to over adjust fuel and ignition timing and cause running issues.
the timing could be off. check the timing
Bad points , leaking or fryed coil, shorted wires leading to timing device.
A timing chain, that needs to be replaced, can cause your engine to run rough and lose power. A broken timing chain can cause significant engine damage.
coil pack or timing belt