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Ford Escort: I have a 97 ford escort. I think that the timing

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I have a 97 ford escort. I think that the timing belt may have slipped. It is making a terrible sound like scrapping. It stopped I can start it but the sound is so bad that I turned it off. It would not rev up and it started hard. I am thinking that I may have bent some valves. What do you think? Lauren
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  jazzmaster replied 2 years ago.
hi, how many miles are on this ?
has the timing belt ever been changed ?
what size motor is it ? so I can look up things if needed
were you driving this at the time that the noise started happening ?