timing chain replacement on 2.3L ford escape

Nick Ritt Sr.

Asked by Oct 11, 2014 at 12:17 PM about the 2006 Ford Escape XLT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

went to start my escape, it started fine then when I went to go it started what sounded like it had a s\bad missing so I shut it down then when I went to try to restart it , she would just crank over and not start.  I am thinking that the timing belt/chain has broken. engine has 108,000 miles and the chain/belt has never been replaced.
Am I correct in thinking that it is the belt.

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http://corporate.ford.com/owner-services/customer-support/ask-ford-faqs?packedargs=inputtext%3DTiming%2BBelts%2Band%2BChains%26qtype%3Dqn%26questionId%3Dsuggested8 ---At that site Ford does not list your Escape as having a 2.3, but a 2.5 Duratec with a chain. Either one however is non-interference, maybe you should see the chart and figure out what's going on

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Geez, i forgot your real question, getting in to whether it even has a belt or chain. The site I posted above says chain, and does indeed have a 2.3L-- contrary to the other one. It's rare for a chain to break but they stretch and tensioners do fail, so it is possible it has jumped time, but there are so very many other possibilities. http://www.blueovalforums.com/forums/index.php?/topic/39768-006-ford-escape-23l-blown-engine/

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