Interference engine


Asked by May 17, 2016 at 09:43 PM about the 1995 Ford Escort

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My car's timing belt and water pump broke
the other day. I was going at a very slow
speed when my car just shut off and no
longer worked. We took it to the shop and
he said that I had an interference engine
and it's possible that my engine is totally
shot after this. But I was wondering if
because I was going a slow enough speed
that the pistons probably didn't damage.
However my mother did try to start the car
multiple times (I regret calling her may I
add) and I don't know if that would actually
cause any damage regardless of how slow I
was going.

1 Answer


Yours should be the 2.0 SOHC engine and those are a noninterference engine. Retime the engine replace the water pump and if I were you replace the tensioner pulley also, make sure it's all lined up and it should run. More information on timing belt engines can be found at: HTH

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Ford Escort Questions

Ford Escort Experts

#1 FordNut
Reputation 1,040
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 930
#3 dandyoun
Reputation 790
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Taurus"
328 Great Deals out of 23,107 listings starting at $1,400
Used Toyota Corolla"
1,395 Great Deals out of 66,831 listings starting at $1,295
Used Honda Civic"
1,138 Great Deals out of 57,877 listings starting at $1,295
Used Ford Explorer"
1,336 Great Deals out of 71,183 listings starting at $985
Used Ford Mustang"
725 Great Deals out of 41,221 listings starting at $900
Used Toyota Camry"
1,606 Great Deals out of 97,673 listings starting at $895
Used Honda Accord"
1,284 Great Deals out of 78,151 listings starting at $1,395
Used Ford Fiesta"
253 Great Deals out of 17,139 listings starting at $2,995
Used Ford F-150"
3,177 Great Deals out of 215,801 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Ranger"
254 Great Deals out of 7,808 listings starting at $988
Used Volkswagen Jetta"
663 Great Deals out of 32,805 listings starting at $1,200

Used Cars For Sale