22nd Mar 2005, 15:02

Timing belts can go in any car that has a timing belt. I am sorry you had a problem with yours. Deal with it.

2nd May 2005, 09:19

This is a non-interference engine. Even with the timing belt broken the valves will not contact the pistons. Many automotive shops do not realize this and will tell you the valves are bent, then after they do the tear down and find that no valves are bent they still charge you and won't admit it. I've done a timing belt on both my ZX2's. One of them even broke while driving and I can assure you there was no valve damage. I also never had to lift the engine. The only way this could be easier to change is if it jumped out of the box and changed itself.

26th Jul 2006, 16:13

OK, so I have just been told that I need a new head in my ZX2. I don't know anything about vehicles. Are there specific questions I should be asking, because all I keep hearing is that it is at the machine shop being looked at. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

15th Oct 2006, 15:02

I have a 99 ford escort zx2, the mechanic said the timing belt "jumped" and probably bent the valves, now I was told by a few people that that couldn't happen, so what do I believe, he wants over 2000 to fix it... help me...thanks..

19th Oct 2006, 02:58

My daughters 99 ZX2 2.0L DOHC had the timing belt changed 9 months ago at a local garage. Last week the car stalled while driving. Upon investigation I found that the bolt that holds on of the idler pulleys on the timing belt failed causing the belt to loosen and slip. The car was attempted to be restarted many times before I discovered the lack of a functioning timing belt. I got the motor apart and will be attempting to reinstall the belt. I will update my progress.

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5th Nov 2006, 19:54

I just bought an escort ZX2 and just as winter started the heater stopped working. I took it to my high school auto shop and they said that everything that they could see and test was working good. The thermostat was good, there was hot water going in and out of the heater core, and all of the fuses were still good. I have been told that it could be the blend door, but I have no idea how to get to it or how to fix it. Any advice?

11th Apr 2007, 08:54

This is the second time the timing belt has come off in 3 months! What a pain!