Is a1998 ford escort 2.0l 4 cyl. Engine a interference engine or not?
Asked Mar 26, 2007, 09:04 PM
I broke my timing belt last week. I have a '98 Escort w/a 2.0L 4 cyl. Engine. The shop where it got towed to says that it's an interference engine. First off, I called my nephew in NH who has been a mechanic for the past 18 years & he said it's not an interference model. I then checked out The world's most trusted name in belts, hoses & hydraulics | Gates Corporation for info, but the PDF file of their catalog said it wasn't an interference model, but on the ordering page, it said it was. I'm so confused. Either I'll spend $370 for the job or $900+ for it. At least the mechanic here will do a compression test to see if there's any problem w/engine damage, so I think he's trying to be honest. Somebody please help me get to the bottom of this??