Timing belt broke but there's more Ford Escort ZX2

Asked by Mar 25, 2016 at 01:43 AM about the 2002 Ford Escort 2 Dr ZX2 Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

So I was driving along and I've been having some
problems with the heating and it would go hot and
cold and then it would stay hot for a good hour on
one of my longer drives and then it would just go
freezing cold all the sudden so I'm thinking OK it's
a cable in the cooling system blowing and coolant
came out from underneath the car but I started the
car back up and it drove and it drove for another
10-15 miles before all the sudden a clacking tin like
sound started happening and it stalled out and I
was on the side of the road found on road dead
anyway I was told by a mechanic friend of mine
who also runs a tow truck company that it is the
timing belt that broke after he replace spark plugs
because I thought that might be it but of course I
was wrong and now it sits up at a shop waiting for
morning so that they can look at it my question is
why would any coolant come out of the vehicle if
the timing belt broke is that in something that
would normally happen or is it because my stupid
brother in law over filled the coolant in the actual
radiator please help me I am so fed up with this car
it has 117 k and everything works inside and out
except for the timing belt and the Heat no I thought
about it being the heater core but it doesn't make
sense so if anybody can explain this conundrum I
would really appreciate it I've already put a lot of
money into this car and I don't have the means to
continue doing so especially after this fix
supposed to be moving into an apartment this
weekend and I don't know if that's going to happen
but I am freaking out about this stupid situation
please help and I'll give you a free tattoo I swear

4 Answers

, I just noticed a big chunk of the question was left out what I left out was that I was driving stopped to see where I was getting ready to go cuz I was lost and while I was parked and idling I heard a pressurized popping noise and then cooling came out from underneath the car which led me to believe that it might be a hose from the coolant system somewhere but I started the car up and it drove and I'm not sure what I hear that if you break a timing belt you can break or bend a rod and waterpump or anything else I am completely out of my depth here I need some logical answers before I talk to these people at a shop and they try to take all my money I'm a single mother working my ass off just to get by and my car is my livelihood basically at this point please please please help

1,670

U can keep the tattoo...lol. I think u may have more than anyone can just try to figure out here on this forum. I feel for u, but ideally u need a trusted mechanic that can look at it carefully because it sounds to me like at this point u may overlapping issues. I think we would just b guessing and take u down avenues that we can't really say for sure. It may even make u more confused. Again try a mechanic & wen u talk to him take with u someone who knows cars and can ask him the why's of how come is telling that or coming to that conclusion

1,670

Just read ur second post. Again try taking someone who knows cars with u wen u talk to the mechanic. U said u hav a mechanic friend, can u take him?

Yeah, I forgot about that damn water pump, the mechanics at the shop it's at said that the timing belt and the water pump are the issue of course it's a possibility that they are not going to be able to get my parts until Monday, but it is a 600 $ fix....so I can just sit and pray that they get it done by tomorrow cuz I work out of state,other than that they said that it is a good car but the issues that it has are normal at this milage. ...so frustrating this car!!! Thanks for the encouraging words I appreciate it a lot,

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 2002 ford escort zx2 7 answers

    I bought a new battery for this car and replaced the belt about a week ago. Now when I go out to start the car it acts likes the battery is dead. I've had the altinator checked several times. I've ...

    2002 Ford Escort 2 Dr ZX2 Coupe

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2000 Ford Escort Zx2 4 answers

    The car shut off whilst driving, will turn over, check engine light comes on, and timing belt is fine. I've checked the alternator, the timing belt, fuel pump, water pump, all belts and hoses. I'm c...

    2000 Ford Escort ZX2

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 02 ford escort zx2 accessory power 1 answer

    I have a 02 escort zx2, and it seems like the accessory power is staying on all the time and it drains the battery. Any idea of a fix?

    2002 Ford Escort 2 Dr ZX2 Coupe

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 1998 ford escort zx2 wont start 5 answers

    friend has a 98 escort zx2 was running but not now...he said he was driving and it dies at stop light he turned key off then started back up, did this 3 more times that day and then the next day while...

    1998 Ford Escort 2 Dr ZX2 Cool Coupe

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Escort

Looking for a Used Escort in your area?

CarGurus has 461 nationwide Escort listings starting at $1,499.

ZIP:

Search Ford Escort Questions

Ford Escort Experts

#1 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 1,090
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 970
#3 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 830
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Focus
699 Great Deals out of 58,626 listings starting at $995
Used Ford Escape
1,113 Great Deals out of 90,502 listings starting at $1,295
Used Honda Civic
663 Great Deals out of 77,395 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford F-150
2,691 Great Deals out of 211,555 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota Corolla
874 Great Deals out of 74,397 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Mustang
363 Great Deals out of 44,352 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Taurus
255 Great Deals out of 20,458 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Accord
814 Great Deals out of 81,559 listings starting at $899
Used Ford Explorer
940 Great Deals out of 73,742 listings starting at $750
Used Ford Ranger
203 Great Deals out of 6,718 listings starting at $1,450
Used Ford Fiesta
162 Great Deals out of 16,558 listings starting at $2,999
Used Toyota Camry
1,095 Great Deals out of 96,233 listings starting at $1,250
Used Chevrolet Cavalier
1,333 listings