1987 Ford Escort

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Old 07-13-10, 04:27 PM
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1987 Ford Escort

My GF and I were given a 1987 Ford Escort Wagon, 62,000ish miles, 1.9l I4 engine. Does this car have a timing belt or timing chain? If it has timing belt is it interference or non interference engine? It needs some other work such as muffler, and a new fuel line run from tank to engine, and a leaky transmission pan. What else should I look out for on this car? And advice greatly appreciated.
 
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Old 07-13-10, 07:41 PM
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it is a belt drive/free wheeling motor.
look for leaking c/v joint-boots.
remove & lube caliper slide pins-don't loose brake pad shims.
had issues with leaking head gaskets-(not blown-just leaking).
steering gear seals leaking p/s fluid
 
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Old 07-14-10, 12:02 PM
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Thank you. I will keep those items in mind. Anything else that I might want to look out for? I forgot to mention it has a new fuel pump, but I have no clue where the fuel filter is on this thing...I've looked all along the engine compartment, and frame rails of the car, can't find it anywhere.
 
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