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Ron, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Ford
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Experience:  23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs
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I have a 2000 ford escort zx2 with 116,000 miles, came in with

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I have a 2000 ford escort zx2 with 116,000 miles, came in with broken timing belt, installed new timing belt, but now it won't idle. If I start it up ad give it some throttle it will run, but will not idle, it starts and dies out. Checked compression have 155-160 across all cylinder
JA: The mechanics have tons of experience in that area. Are those all of the "symptoms"?
Customer: As far as I know
JA: Anything else I can tell the Ford Mechanic before I connect you two?
Customer: no
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Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  James replied 6 months ago.
When you installed the new timing belt did you loosen each camshaft to make sure the exhaust cam isn't sticking?
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Yes, I already figured it out. When it broke the timing belt it must of back fired and blew a vacuum hose off the very bottom of the intake, took me a little while but I found it, cars running great know.Thanks
Expert:  James replied 6 months ago.
Great I'm glad I was able to get it running.