Yup... another question on an escort! I would appreciate anyone's help (ok...
anyone who has the correct answers would be best! heh)
1.9l 4cyl, has about 115k miles, timing belt was replaced at a ford dealership
ago (my best guess is around 50-60k miles ago).
A few days ago was driving around, came home for 15-20mins, got back in to start
it and it turned over but made all kinds of nasty "clinking" noises and wouldn't
I didn't let it turn over for long, maybe 5 seconds. Is this a "common
a bad/broken timing belt?
If it is only the timing belt, I will get it replaced. However, I don't want to
and have it be 'this and that, and we need to replace blah...". If it's going
to be a
fix, I'd rather spend all the money on a new car!
Anyone have any suggestions? I'm not a mechanic by any means, but I can swing
as good as a 5yr old, and maybe my swinging and the haynes manual can help me
atleast diagnose) it.
OH... let me add. While driving around before it "wouldn't start" I thought I
fluid in the car. It might have been something else I smelled (I thought I took
just somethng I thought I'd add incase it helps. I checked the fluid levels and