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Discussion in '2nd Gen 1991-1996 1.9L SOHC' started by 93lx4door, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. 93lx4door

    93lx4door New Member

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    well yesterday on my way to see my po damn water pump goes and snaps the timing belt ehhhhhhhhhhh im so pissednow im prob going to jail because of the pos FORD
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    Dave94LX FEOA Donator

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    I would say your previous illegal activities may play a part in that blame as well.

    At least it is a cheap fix if you do it yourself.
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    Take a few minutes to yourself, clam down and regroup. These are wearable items and they never break when it is convenient. I assume that there are a few miles on those particular parts. I would be pissed if they were recently done and out of warranty...
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    well i knew i was gonna need a t/b soon seeing as the car has 180xxx miles and has been siting for 3-4 years being drove very very little. i go fill my tank up and leave it a idel leave get to stopsign and my waterpump im assuming started making that grinding noise but being me i kept going made it about half way broke down and had to walk 5-7 miles becasuse i broke my cell phone a week or so ago i just hope i didnt bend a valve but now would be a great time for the bp or the 2.0 swap


    BTW: I STILL LOVE MY ESCORT
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    Love away brother! I believe the 1.9 is a non-interference engine. I doubt you bent a valve. It would be a good time to replace the T/B tensioner as well...
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    yep, 1.9L and 2.0L SPI are non-interference. As LOWETGT said, change the tensioner when you do the water pump and timing belt.
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    yea ima get the timing belt kit/set not just the timing belt and a brand new water pump not one of them remans from advance
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    You shouldn't have any issues with bent valves. I've broke two timing belts on my '88 Pony in the past 15 years and haven't had any issues either time. (still running with 504K+ miles) Just line up the timing marks and put another water pump and timing belt on it and you should be ready to go. Usually 100K miles is about the maximum one of these timing belts will last and it's recommended by Ford to change them every 60K.
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    even if you tryed to start it after it broke?
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    Still shouldn't be any problem. The top of the piston is notched out to keep them from hitting the valves.
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    yep, your fine
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    The car has 180,000 miles on it, and somehow you are pissed that it breaks down???
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    As mentioned, these parts are wearable items.

    What wasn't mentioned is that the waterpump gives you warning signs... at least 10k before catastrophic failure.

    If it's a 91 it should've already had to have the waterpump replaced.

    If it's already been replaced then you can't blame FORD because the part you had in there likely wasn't from FORD.
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    Hahahaha, well it seems I'd better start keeping an eye on mine, I've been driving on my current timing belt for a good 3 years now, I'll have to try and figure out how many miles I've put on my car with that lame missing digit odometer.
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    my original timing belt and water pump lasted up to 139k miles if it matters
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    its a 93 i just bought it 600 miles ago. the water pump and timing belt were oem i cant belive thay lasted this long btw- im 2ed owner of this car
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    Whenever someone buys a car, or is considering buying a car, they should take it to a good mechanic (or two) to check it out beforehand or afterward. That way they can assess what the vehicle may need which will go a long way toward keeping you off the side of the road.

    They'll look for things like excessive exhaust smoke/color, tire wear patterns, engine oil condition and level, belt conditions, engine sounds like ticking/tapping/clacking/knocking, etc, mileage and test suspension parts like ball joints, and steering components like tie-rod ends, test braking components and inspect line conditions, fluid levels etc. They'll even look at the coolant condition and level and warn you if it indicates symptoms of larger or underlying problems.

    More than anything you want a safe vehicle and you being a new owner, will miss things (like tie-rod ends) that could not only leave you on the side of the road, but in a serious accident or wreck.

    A new owner of the vehicle wouldn't necessarily know how the vehicle is supposed to sound. But a waterpump with worn bearings typically makes a clacking sound (propeller slapping the backplate,) or whatever sounds squeaky-squeally worn bearings make.
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    i took the old belt and water pump off yesterday the pump is locked up and the packing and berrings are shot the belt was missing half its teeth from the looks of everything this was the org water pump and belt
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    almost back together between work snow and babysitting i have not had much time to work on my s-cort should be done today and then up for sale lol

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