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1999 Ford Escort "Cool" 2dr Coupe ZX2 Cool

1999 Ford Escort
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Front Wheel Drive, 2 Door Coupe, Subcompact
25 mpg city / 33 mpg hwy
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September 1, 2008, 2:36 pm


Question: I have 101,000 miles on a 1998 Escort Zx2 cool. I bought it new I have not replaced the timing belt

Should I replace timing belt with vehicle with 101,000 miles?

October 4, 2008, 7:39 pm

Bob N

boy you like to flirt with danger don't you. If you are planning on keep the vehicle I would change it asap. You are on borrowed time and it will catch up

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August 4, 2010, 10:22 am

John L

You should probably replace the water pump while you are at it.

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August 27, 2010, 5:02 am

Rich C

I would replace it if you are mechically inclined. It only costs about $150 and takes about 2 1/2 hrs. It really is not a hard job. I was advised to wait and mine slipped at 130,000. The cost of the tow and the inconvenience makes it worth doing prior to failure. FYI - this is a non-interference engine.

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