1992 Ford Tempo, Timing belt?

Tiny
DUNTHATB4
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  • 1992 FORD TEMPO
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1992 Ford Tempo, I just bought the car, was told that the timing belt was no good. I took off the oil cap and when the car is cranking over I can see the valves moving. Is it very likely that the timing has slipped or is there another problem?
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Thursday, December 9th, 2010 AT 11:14 PM

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Tiny
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Most of the time, the belt breaks, or the teeth get ripped off in one spot.
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Friday, December 10th, 2010 AT 1:20 AM
Tiny
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4cyl 2.3 your car aint got no timing belt! Has timing chain that I can say i've personally never heard of going bad even at 300,000 miles! Take a compression test to see if cylinders, valves, head gasket are good.
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Friday, December 10th, 2010 AT 4:28 AM
Tiny
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I pulled one of the spark plugs the other day, completely fouled. Today will change plugs, hopefully it will run.
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Sunday, December 26th, 2010 AT 5:55 PM
Tiny
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Did it run any better?
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Tuesday, March 1st, 2011 AT 7:29 AM

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