> >>>"RunBoris" wrote:
> >>>>Really??? That sounds great, even if that
> isn't the real
> >>>>problem! Is this a recall only for cars that
> have a problem?
> >>>>Reason I ask is because I have checked the
> available recalls
> >>>>on Ford's website, and the only thing listed
> was the blower
> >>>>resister, which I've recently done. Thanks for
> the info! I'll
> >>>>see what the mechanic says about me car this
> morning; tow
> >>>>truck is en route. Thanks again!
> >>>I nearly crapped my pants when the mechanic
> called me back... He said
> >>>he believes the timing belt has jumped, and the
> estimate was $1550+.
> >>>So, how difficult would this be to fix myself?
> And is $1550 a
> >>>realistic price from a mechanic, or is he BSing
> >> The V6 has a timing chain. If it jumped, it might
> cause damage to the
> >> pistons, cylinder heads and valves. However, if it is
> an non-interference
> >> engine, it might not cause any harm, other than
> require replacing the
> >> chain.
> >> Jeff
> > His car has a 2.0L 4 cyl. They were "supposed" to be
> > but they aren't. If the cam timing jumps they usually trash
> a couple of
> > valves.
> The original poster had a V6. Sorry for the confusion.
Iím curious to know if the car got fixed..what was the outcome?
I have the exact same problem with my 98 cotour with 145K. My timing
belt did go out about 6 months ago, but did not damage the engine.
Belt was replaced and car ran fine for about a month. Then the same
problem youíre desrcibing happend. I changed the sparkplug wires...ran
good for a while and it started hesitating on accelaration
again...also got a #4 misfire code...I suspect car is running lean,
which is why the spark plugs are fouling. The questin is why?
Not sure what the problem is. Itís driving me nuts. I have read all
types of soltuions (O2 sensor, MAF, fuel filter etc), but have not
seen one yet that seems to fix it.
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