zx2 '98 engine question

05-03-2008, 11:58 AM

I'm having trouble with my car. Its timing belt broke while I was driving it. Does anyone know for sure if it's an intereference engine, what procedures are required to get an estimate for the cost to repair it?


Johnny Mullet
05-03-2008, 11:00 PM
You did not state what engine it has, but usually the valves don't bend in Escort/ZX2 motors.

Timing belt replacement at a local shop could run around $300.00 and double that at a dealership.

05-04-2008, 12:50 AM
The manual says the engine is 2.0L either SOHC or DOHC Zetec.

05-04-2008, 02:38 PM
Ok, I think I found which one it is: 2.0L L4 PFI DOHC 16V

Johnny Mullet
05-04-2008, 05:22 PM
Either way, a timing belt replacement will run around $300.00 if not a little more.

05-17-2008, 01:19 AM
I had one snap while going down the highway, I threw a new belt on and it was fine.

07-29-2008, 03:57 PM
Yes, the Zetech engine (The only engine that came with the ZX2) has a free floating upper. A timing belt snap will in no way hurt the engine.

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