93 Mustang 4cyl-timing belt replacement

I read through the original owners manual and don't see any recommended mileage for replacing the timing belt. Does anyone know if there is a recommended mileage for changing the belt?
Car currently has 65,000 miles. thanks
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The Ford 2.3 OHC engine, preventive maintenance schedule requires a belt change every 60K.
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do it now... belts and hoses age with time, too. Meaning it's overdue
If you had just two years at 65kmiles, you'd have plenty of time... I've gone over 100k on several 2.3 and only had one break. But they were well under 10 years old at the time
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Thanks for the info: Is the 2.3 engine a non-interence engine? No valve damage if the belt does break? Thanks again.
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snipped-for-privacy@adress.none (sanpablo) wrote in

Yes the mustang 2.3 since 84 is a non interference eng. KB
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Kevin Bottorff opined in

AFAIK, the 2.3... and the 2.0 before it have always been non-interence in stock form.
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Backyard Mechanic wrote:

I think this is right Backyard... an experienced 2.3 guy should be able to do a 20 min. roadside repair if the belt lets go...
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Duh brain fade, I was thinking the darn escort 1.6 that went non interference in 84. KB
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Are the following procedures listed in the Chilton's manual difficult for the average shadetree mechanic? I'm pretty handy but am a little concerned about the adjustment for the timing sensor pick-up 1993 Mustang 2.3. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 11. Install the crankshaft belt guide. 12. On 1989-90 vehicles, install the crank- shaft pulley and tighten the retaining bolt to 103-133 ft.lbs. (140-180 Nm). On 1991-92 ve- hicles, proceed as follows: a. Install the timing sensor onto the dowel pin and tighten the 2 longer bolts to 14-22 ft. lbs. (20-30 Nm). b. Rotate the crankshaft 45 degrees coun- terclockwise and install the crankshaft pulley and hub assembly. Tighten the bolt to 114-151 ft. lbs. (155-205 Nm). c. Rotate the crankshaft 90 degrees clock- wise so the vane of the crankshaft pulley en- gages with timing sensor positioner tool T89P-6316-A or equivalent. Tighten the 2 shorter sensor bolts to 14-22 ft. lbs. (20-30 Nm). d. Rotate the crankshaft 90 degrees coun- terclockwise and remove the sensor position- er tool. e. Rotate the crankshaft 90 degrees clock- wise and measure the outer vane to sensor air gap. The air gap must be 0.018-0.039 in. (0.458-0.996mm). 13. Install the timing belt front cover, spark plugs and remaining components. 14. Connect the negative battery cable, start the engine and check the ignition timing.
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