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2001 Mercury Grand Marquis GS: does timing belt need to be changed

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When does timing belt need to be changed on a 2001 Mercury Grand Marquis GS with 130,000? Don't know for sure if it has been changed. Looking to by the car. How can I know for sure? Are these cars dependable if they have been cared for well?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Mercury
Expert:  Randall replied 4 years ago.
Hello, there were 2 different 4.6 engines. I need to know what the 8th digit of the VIN 3 is reading from left to right. It will be a letter. LMk when you can. Thanks
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
I do not have the vin # XXXXX it is a car I am in process of buying. I only know that it is a GS and engine is 4.6 V8. Hope you can still help.
Expert:  Randall replied 4 years ago.
I just wanted to be 100% for your engine but to answer your question can still be done. niether of the 4.6 litre engines have a timing belt. they both use a timing chain. there is no replce interval for this as they are supposed to last life of car. this is only true if you keep up with oil changes and regular maintenence. This is/was a very good auto. No real major problems over time but can develop the normal like drive belts, brakes, fluids etc.. I alwsya recommend a shop do a bumper/bumper inspect for any buyer to rule out unforseen problems. a seller should be more than happy to allow this. If not, i tend to specualte why they do not wnat to let you check the car out. In this case, you can only be sure all accy's work, the car haruns and hndles good, stops good with high brake pedal and lights all work. there are many of these cars ont he road to include many police depts use them as well. good car , good buy if all checks out ok. this is car we do not see as frequent in the shop as others
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
I did find paperwork with vin #. 2MEFM74W81X648208. Can you tell me if this vin# XXXXX a maintenance record?
Expert:  Randall replied 4 years ago.
You have a VIN W engine. What is it you mean by service record? are you asking about past work done OR what is the servcie inetrvals etc
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
I am asking both questions..... past work done and service intervals.
Expert:  Randall replied 4 years ago.

There is no way for me to tell you past work done. A dealer may, look up vIN and help you but do not be surpried if they do not. I recommend http://www.carfax.com/ for past work done. as fasr as intervals, they are below

 

Air Filter Element
Ball Joint Inspect
Brakes and Traction Control Inspect
Cabin Air Filter Replace
Coolant
Cooling System Inspect
Drive Belt
Drive/Propeller Shaft Inspect
Engine OilReplaceReplaceReplaceReplaceReplace
Exhaust System
Fluid - A/T Inspect
Fluid - Differential
Fluid Filter - A/T
Fuel Filter
Heat Shield, Exhaust
Oil Filter, EngineReplaceReplaceReplaceReplaceReplace
Positive Crankcase Ventilation Valve
Spark Plug
Steering and Suspension Inspect
TiresRotateRotateRotateRotateRotate


5,000-25,00030,000-50,00055,000-75,00080,000-100,000105,000-125,000130,000-150,000
Maintenance Items30,00035,00040,00045,00050,000
Air Filter ElementReplace
Ball JointInspect Inspect
Brakes and Traction ControlInspect Inspect
Cabin Air FilterReplace Replace
Coolant Replace
Cooling SystemInspect Inspect
Drive Belt
Drive/Propeller ShaftInspect Inspect
Engine OilReplaceReplaceReplaceReplaceReplace
Exhaust SystemInspect
Fluid - A/TReplace Inspect
Fluid - Differential
Fluid Filter - A/T
Fuel FilterReplace
Heat Shield, ExhaustInspect
Oil Filter, EngineReplaceReplaceReplaceReplaceReplace
Positive Crankcase Ventilation Valve
Spark Plug
Steering and SuspensionInspect Inspect
TiresRotateRotateRotateRotateRotate


5,000-25,00030,000-50,00055,000-75,00080,000-100,000105,000-125,000130,000-150,000
Maintenance Items55,00060,00065,00070,00075,000
Air Filter Element Replace
Ball Joint Inspect Inspect
Brakes and Traction Control Inspect Inspect
Cabin Air Filter Replace Replace
Coolant Replace
Cooling System Inspect Inspect
Drive Belt
Drive/Propeller Shaft Inspect Inspect
Engine OilReplaceReplaceReplaceReplaceReplace
Exhaust System Inspect
Fluid - A/T Replace Inspect
Fluid - Differential
Fluid Filter - A/T
Fuel Filter Replace
Heat Shield, Exhaust Inspect
Oil Filter, EngineReplaceReplaceReplaceReplaceReplace
Positive Crankcase Ventilation Valve
Spark Plug
Steering and Suspension Inspect Inspect
TiresRotateRotateRotateRotateRotate


5,000-25,00030,000-50,00055,000-75,00080,000-100,000105,000-125,000130,000-150,000
Maintenance Items80,00085,00090,00095,000100,000
Air Filter Element Replace
Ball Joint Inspect
Brakes and Traction Control Inspect
Cabin Air Filter Replace
Coolant
Cooling System Inspect
Drive Belt Inspect
Drive/Propeller Shaft Inspect
Engine OilReplaceReplaceReplaceReplaceReplace
Exhaust System Inspect
Fluid - A/T Replace
Fluid - Differential
Fluid Filter - A/T
Fuel Filter Replace
Heat Shield, Exhaust Inspect
Oil Filter, EngineReplaceReplaceReplaceReplaceReplace
Positive Crankcase Ventilation Valve Replace
Spark Plug Replace
Steering and Suspension Inspect
TiresRotateRotateRotateRotateRotate


5,000-25,00030,000-50,00055,000-75,00080,000-100,000105,000-125,000130,000-150,000
Maintenance Items105,000110,000115,000120,000125,000
Air Filter Element Replace
Ball JointInspect Inspect
Brakes and Traction ControlInspect Inspect
Cabin Air FilterReplace Replace
CoolantReplace
Cooling SystemInspect Inspect
Drive Belt
Drive/Propeller ShaftInspect Inspect
Engine OilReplaceReplaceReplaceReplaceReplace
Exhaust System Inspect
Fluid - A/TInspect Replace
Fluid - Differential
Fluid Filter - A/T
Fuel Filter Replace
Heat Shield, Exhaust Inspect
Oil Filter, EngineReplaceReplaceReplaceReplaceReplace
Positive Crankcase Ventilation Valve
Spark Plug
Steering and SuspensionInspect Inspect
TiresRotateRotateRotateRotateRotate


5,000-25,00030,000-50,00055,000-75,00080,000-100,000105,000-125,000130,000-150,000
Maintenance Items130,000135,000140,000145,000150,000
Air Filter Element
Ball Joint Inspect Inspect
Brakes and Traction Control Inspect Inspect
Cabin Air Filter Replace Replace
Coolant Replace Replace
Cooling System
Drive Belt Replace
Drive/Propeller Shaft Inspect Inspect
Engine OilReplaceReplaceReplaceReplaceReplace
Exhaust System
Fluid - A/T Inspect Replace
Fluid - Differential Replace
Fluid Filter - A/T Replace
Fuel Filter Replace
Heat Shield, Exhaust Inspect
Oil Filter, EngineReplaceReplaceReplaceReplaceReplace
Positive Crankcase Ventilation Valve
Spark Plug
Steering and Suspension Inspect Inspect
TiresRotateRotateRotateRotateRotate

 

Expert:  Randall replied 4 years ago.

There is no way for me to tell you past work done. A dealer may, look up vIN and help you but do not be surpried if they do not. I recommend http://www.carfax.com/ for past work done. as fasr as intervals, they are below

 

Air Filter Element
Ball Joint Inspect
Brakes and Traction Control Inspect
Cabin Air Filter Replace
Coolant
Cooling System Inspect
Drive Belt
Drive/Propeller Shaft Inspect
Engine OilReplaceReplaceReplaceReplaceReplace
Exhaust System
Fluid - A/T Inspect
Fluid - Differential
Fluid Filter - A/T
Fuel Filter
Heat Shield, Exhaust
Oil Filter, EngineReplaceReplaceReplaceReplaceReplace
Positive Crankcase Ventilation Valve
Spark Plug
Steering and Suspension Inspect
TiresRotateRotateRotateRotateRotate


5,000-25,00030,000-50,00055,000-75,00080,000-100,000105,000-125,000130,000-150,000
Maintenance Items30,00035,00040,00045,00050,000
Air Filter ElementReplace
Ball JointInspect Inspect
Brakes and Traction ControlInspect Inspect
Cabin Air FilterReplace Replace
Coolant Replace
Cooling SystemInspect Inspect
Drive Belt
Drive/Propeller ShaftInspect Inspect
Engine OilReplaceReplaceReplaceReplaceReplace
Exhaust SystemInspect
Fluid - A/TReplace Inspect
Fluid - Differential
Fluid Filter - A/T
Fuel FilterReplace
Heat Shield, ExhaustInspect
Oil Filter, EngineReplaceReplaceReplaceReplaceReplace
Positive Crankcase Ventilation Valve
Spark Plug
Steering and SuspensionInspect Inspect
TiresRotateRotateRotateRotateRotate


5,000-25,00030,000-50,00055,000-75,00080,000-100,000105,000-125,000130,000-150,000
Maintenance Items55,00060,00065,00070,00075,000
Air Filter Element Replace
Ball Joint Inspect Inspect
Brakes and Traction Control Inspect Inspect
Cabin Air Filter Replace Replace
Coolant Replace
Cooling System Inspect Inspect
Drive Belt
Drive/Propeller Shaft Inspect Inspect
Engine OilReplaceReplaceReplaceReplaceReplace
Exhaust System Inspect
Fluid - A/T Replace Inspect
Fluid - Differential
Fluid Filter - A/T
Fuel Filter Replace
Heat Shield, Exhaust Inspect
Oil Filter, EngineReplaceReplaceReplaceReplaceReplace
Positive Crankcase Ventilation Valve
Spark Plug
Steering and Suspension Inspect Inspect
TiresRotateRotateRotateRotateRotate


5,000-25,00030,000-50,00055,000-75,00080,000-100,000105,000-125,000130,000-150,000
Maintenance Items80,00085,00090,00095,000100,000
Air Filter Element Replace
Ball Joint Inspect
Brakes and Traction Control Inspect
Cabin Air Filter Replace
Coolant
Cooling System Inspect
Drive Belt Inspect
Drive/Propeller Shaft Inspect
Engine OilReplaceReplaceReplaceReplaceReplace
Exhaust System Inspect
Fluid - A/T Replace
Fluid - Differential
Fluid Filter - A/T
Fuel Filter Replace
Heat Shield, Exhaust Inspect
Oil Filter, EngineReplaceReplaceReplaceReplaceReplace
Positive Crankcase Ventilation Valve Replace
Spark Plug Replace
Steering and Suspension Inspect
TiresRotateRotateRotateRotateRotate


5,000-25,00030,000-50,00055,000-75,00080,000-100,000105,000-125,000130,000-150,000
Maintenance Items105,000110,000115,000120,000125,000
Air Filter Element Replace
Ball JointInspect Inspect
Brakes and Traction ControlInspect Inspect
Cabin Air FilterReplace Replace
CoolantReplace
Cooling SystemInspect Inspect
Drive Belt
Drive/Propeller ShaftInspect Inspect
Engine OilReplaceReplaceReplaceReplaceReplace
Exhaust System Inspect
Fluid - A/TInspect Replace
Fluid - Differential
Fluid Filter - A/T
Fuel Filter Replace
Heat Shield, Exhaust Inspect
Oil Filter, EngineReplaceReplaceReplaceReplaceReplace
Positive Crankcase Ventilation Valve
Spark Plug
Steering and SuspensionInspect Inspect
TiresRotateRotateRotateRotateRotate


5,000-25,00030,000-50,00055,000-75,00080,000-100,000105,000-125,000130,000-150,000
Maintenance Items130,000135,000140,000145,000150,000
Air Filter Element
Ball Joint Inspect Inspect
Brakes and Traction Control Inspect Inspect
Cabin Air Filter Replace Replace
Coolant Replace Replace
Cooling System
Drive Belt Replace
Drive/Propeller Shaft Inspect Inspect
Engine OilReplaceReplaceReplaceReplaceReplace
Exhaust System
Fluid - A/T Inspect Replace
Fluid - Differential Replace
Fluid Filter - A/T Replace
Fuel Filter Replace
Heat Shield, Exhaust Inspect
Oil Filter, EngineReplaceReplaceReplaceReplaceReplace
Positive Crankcase Ventilation Valve
Spark Plug
Steering and Suspension Inspect Inspect
TiresRotateRotateRotateRotateRotate

 

Expert:  Randall replied 4 years ago.

There is no way for me to tell you past work done. A dealer may, look up vIN and help you but do not be surpried if they do not. I recommend http://www.carfax.com/ for past work done. as fasr as intervals, they are below

 

Air Filter Element
Ball Joint Inspect
Brakes and Traction Control Inspect
Cabin Air Filter Replace
Coolant
Cooling System Inspect
Drive Belt
Drive/Propeller Shaft Inspect
Engine OilReplaceReplaceReplaceReplaceReplace
Exhaust System
Fluid - A/T Inspect
Fluid - Differential
Fluid Filter - A/T
Fuel Filter
Heat Shield, Exhaust
Oil Filter, EngineReplaceReplaceReplaceReplaceReplace
Positive Crankcase Ventilation Valve
Spark Plug
Steering and Suspension Inspect
TiresRotateRotateRotateRotateRotate


5,000-25,00030,000-50,00055,000-75,00080,000-100,000105,000-125,000130,000-150,000
Maintenance Items30,00035,00040,00045,00050,000
Air Filter ElementReplace
Ball JointInspect Inspect
Brakes and Traction ControlInspect Inspect
Cabin Air FilterReplace Replace
Coolant Replace
Cooling SystemInspect Inspect
Drive Belt
Drive/Propeller ShaftInspect Inspect
Engine OilReplaceReplaceReplaceReplaceReplace
Exhaust SystemInspect
Fluid - A/TReplace Inspect
Fluid - Differential
Fluid Filter - A/T
Fuel FilterReplace
Heat Shield, ExhaustInspect
Oil Filter, EngineReplaceReplaceReplaceReplaceReplace
Positive Crankcase Ventilation Valve
Spark Plug
Steering and SuspensionInspect Inspect
TiresRotateRotateRotateRotateRotate


5,000-25,00030,000-50,00055,000-75,00080,000-100,000105,000-125,000130,000-150,000
Maintenance Items55,00060,00065,00070,00075,000
Air Filter Element Replace
Ball Joint Inspect Inspect
Brakes and Traction Control Inspect Inspect
Cabin Air Filter Replace Replace
Coolant Replace
Cooling System Inspect Inspect
Drive Belt
Drive/Propeller Shaft Inspect Inspect
Engine OilReplaceReplaceReplaceReplaceReplace
Exhaust System Inspect
Fluid - A/T Replace Inspect
Fluid - Differential
Fluid Filter - A/T
Fuel Filter Replace
Heat Shield, Exhaust Inspect
Oil Filter, EngineReplaceReplaceReplaceReplaceReplace
Positive Crankcase Ventilation Valve
Spark Plug
Steering and Suspension Inspect Inspect
TiresRotateRotateRotateRotateRotate


5,000-25,00030,000-50,00055,000-75,00080,000-100,000105,000-125,000130,000-150,000
Maintenance Items80,00085,00090,00095,000100,000
Air Filter Element Replace
Ball Joint Inspect
Brakes and Traction Control Inspect
Cabin Air Filter Replace
Coolant
Cooling System Inspect
Drive Belt Inspect
Drive/Propeller Shaft Inspect
Engine OilReplaceReplaceReplaceReplaceReplace
Exhaust System Inspect
Fluid - A/T Replace
Fluid - Differential
Fluid Filter - A/T
Fuel Filter Replace
Heat Shield, Exhaust Inspect
Oil Filter, EngineReplaceReplaceReplaceReplaceReplace
Positive Crankcase Ventilation Valve Replace
Spark Plug Replace
Steering and Suspension Inspect
TiresRotateRotateRotateRotateRotate


5,000-25,00030,000-50,00055,000-75,00080,000-100,000105,000-125,000130,000-150,000
Maintenance Items105,000110,000115,000120,000125,000
Air Filter Element Replace
Ball JointInspect Inspect
Brakes and Traction ControlInspect Inspect
Cabin Air FilterReplace Replace
CoolantReplace
Cooling SystemInspect Inspect
Drive Belt
Drive/Propeller ShaftInspect Inspect
Engine OilReplaceReplaceReplaceReplaceReplace
Exhaust System Inspect
Fluid - A/TInspect Replace
Fluid - Differential
Fluid Filter - A/T
Fuel Filter Replace
Heat Shield, Exhaust Inspect
Oil Filter, EngineReplaceReplaceReplaceReplaceReplace
Positive Crankcase Ventilation Valve
Spark Plug
Steering and SuspensionInspect Inspect
TiresRotateRotateRotateRotateRotate


5,000-25,00030,000-50,00055,000-75,00080,000-100,000105,000-125,000130,000-150,000
Maintenance Items130,000135,000140,000145,000150,000
Air Filter Element
Ball Joint Inspect Inspect
Brakes and Traction Control Inspect Inspect
Cabin Air Filter Replace Replace
Coolant Replace Replace
Cooling System
Drive Belt Replace
Drive/Propeller Shaft Inspect Inspect
Engine OilReplaceReplaceReplaceReplaceReplace
Exhaust System
Fluid - A/T Inspect Replace
Fluid - Differential Replace
Fluid Filter - A/T Replace
Fuel Filter Replace
Heat Shield, Exhaust Inspect
Oil Filter, EngineReplaceReplaceReplaceReplaceReplace
Positive Crankcase Ventilation Valve
Spark Plug
Steering and Suspension Inspect Inspect
TiresRotateRotateRotateRotateRotate

 

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Thank you so much Tracer. You have been very helpful.
Expert:  Randall replied 4 years ago.

Sorry for the repeat charts:( i had computer glitch for about 10 minutes. Good luck with ti if you buy it. thanks

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What do I do if my credit card was double charged? I was charged my $9 fee I gave you a $10 bonus and then I checked my bank account this morning and there was another $19 cahrge deducted. Help!
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Sorry, we experts do nothing with billing at all. JA handles all of that. I am filing a report right now with JA. They will handle this for you. Sorry for the problem. LMK if cleared up. Thanks

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