Interference engine

Asked by Jul 16, 2017 at 07:27 PM about the 1999 Ford Escort 4 Dr SE Wagon

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Yesterday my car died while driving up a hill. I was
told the engine is shot due to the timing belt
breaking and causing the pistons to bend. Can you
please tell me what type of engine I have?

2 Answers

795

It don't usually hit when the belt breaks u need to remove the spark plugs and look with a camera to see which piston is hit if any

540

i had a 96 and the belt broke twice while driving on the highway no damage to engine it was not an interference engine

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