1997 Ford Aspire Repair Question
Asked on December 6, 2012
Ford Aspire Piston Problem
Look. This is my last chance here. I am a single father/grandfather. I am desperate. The timing belt broke on my 1997 Aspire. I have replaced it. It ran crappy before. I could not give it gas without the engine taking a nose dive on me. I replaced the TPS, spark plugs, plug wires, fuel pump, fuel filter and air filter, and it still did it. Now the belt breaks. I put another belt on it. I lined the cam gear at 12 / 3 and had the number one piston TDC. It runs worse now. I get no backfire out of the intake nor out of the exhaust, but it definitely acts like it is still out of time.. and now it wont start. I am getting fire, but it acts like I got four fouled out spark plugs. Is it possible they fouled when this broke? Is it possible the pistons broke them? Do I have a bent valve? Please advise... thank you.. I swear to you, if I had any money to spare, I'd pay handsomely for an answer. But as it is, this car and getting no help from daughters has made this impossible. Again, thank you...