Ford 2.0 timing belt broke

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Old 12-29-06, 09:46 PM
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Question Ford 2.0 timing belt broke

A friend has a '98 ford contour with a 2L 4cyl and the timing belt broke. Is this a pain in the butt to fix?
 
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Possibly. Depending on the engine and how it is designed, if the timing belt brakes, pistons and valves collide leaving bent or broken vales and possibly cracken or damaged pistons, and worse. Some engines have sufficient clearance so this doe not happen. You should at least pull the head and check vales and pistons. Just replacing the belt and then finding more extensive damage is a waste of time/money.
 
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might be good news

I looked up on the net and it seems the contour engine is not a valve eater so that is good news. Best way to do it is go get a repair book.
 
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Yes, the job is difficult, but it's all nuts and bolts. If this is the DOHC I believe it's very difficult to properly line up the belt on the teeth of both cams and the crank.

If the belt isn't properly lined up, you may get a Code 0340 (cam position sensor) with the check engine light after you finish.

If the water pump is original, this would be a good time to replace it "while you're there" because of the labor overlap. Water pumps are wear items and this is a job you don't want to do twice.
 
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Old 12-30-06, 11:18 AM
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Some help:

http://www.autozone.com/servlet/UiBroker?ForwardPage=/az/cds/en_us/0900823d/80/1b/c6/93/0900823d801bc693.jsp

Autozone seems to think it's a bender, but Gates doesn't.
 
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Old 12-30-06, 11:59 AM
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Wish I could see HOW the belt came apart........That's a 2.0 "Z-tec" engine and I've seen several where the thrust bearing on the crank wears, allowing the crank to "walk" back and forth, causing repeated T/belt failures.......
 
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Go to AutoZone. Buy the T-Belt kit with the cam alignment tool and ring gear holding tool.
The cams have to be perfect or it will run like crap.
If your a novice-take it into the shop and get it done.
$500-600 should cover it.
It's a big job and you have to know what you are doing. I've done three of them myself.
 
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If your a novice-take it into the shop and get it done.
$500-600 should cover it.
It's a big job and you have to know what you are doing. I've done three of them myself.
If it has variable cam timing, most definitely take it to the shop.
 
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Of course it is but it's not brain surgery just alot of labor but you will save a ton of $$$$$$

Get yourself a good manual you can go to Auto Z website and print the section repair you need for your make and model.

If you need help just post your problem with us.

Good luck!
 
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I would hope the OP had already gotten fixed a problem he was asking about 10 months ago.
 
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