Interference engine

Asked by May 17, 2016 at 09:43 PM about the 1995 Ford Escort

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My car's timing belt and water pump broke
the other day. I was going at a very slow
speed when my car just shut off and no
longer worked. We took it to the shop and
he said that I had an interference engine
and it's possible that my engine is totally
shot after this. But I was wondering if
because I was going a slow enough speed
that the pistons probably didn't damage.
However my mother did try to start the car
multiple times (I regret calling her may I
add) and I don't know if that would actually
cause any damage regardless of how slow I
was going.

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Yours should be the 2.0 SOHC engine and those are a noninterference engine. Retime the engine replace the water pump and if I were you replace the tensioner pulley also, make sure it's all lined up and it should run. More information on timing belt engines can be found at: www.agcauto.com. HTH

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