1995 Ford Contour timing belt problem possible?

Tiny
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  • 1995 FORD CONTOUR
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1995 Ford Contour 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 182*** miles

i have a question about my contour, I was just driving into a parking lot when my car turned off, when I try to start it it gives me a high pitched whining noise and does not seem to even try to turn over, any suggestions?
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Thursday, December 11th, 2008 AT 2:49 PM

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Tiny
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Hi there,

This may be a faulty starter motor, it could be the starter spinning at high sped and not engaging the engine, check this out first.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Thursday, December 11th, 2008 AT 2:55 PM
Tiny
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Ok, I checked this, but the timing belt still spins and everything, so the starter is engaging. How loose should the timing belt be, and how would you go about setting the timing of the engine?
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Thursday, December 11th, 2008 AT 3:16 PM
Tiny
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Hi there,

OK, if the engine is turning over the starter will be OK, the timing belt should be firm and have no slack, I will not be in a position to post any info from the data base for a day or too, so I will see if another mod can take this up for you.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Thursday, December 11th, 2008 AT 3:43 PM

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