I have a 1999 Ford Escort 2.0L SOHC engine. The Hanes Manual, Owners Manual,
and Chiltons manual don't mention when this belt gets changed.
I called a number of Ford Dealers including the Ford Regional people and I
get different answers. Some say 60K others say 90K. So which is it?
According to the Manual this is not a close tolerance engine so there
shouldn't be any damage if the belt breaks, I hope.
Also I went to the public library and looked at a Michelle online labor
guide for this job. The database says 2.3 hours plus 0.3 man-hours if
equipped with AC.
Can someone tell me how long this should take and how much I should pay?
Also should I have any seals replaced? What about the waterpump. Its in the