Thinking of buying a 2000 Ford Escort ZX2 with 30,000 miles on it. Has original timing belt. My mechanic says since it is nearly 10 years old we should replace the timing belt/tensioner soon. Car dealership says since only 30,000 miles, it should have lots of life left in it. What should we do?
Since it is nearly a $400 job, I asked dealership to replace the belt for me if I was willing to pay for the parts. Is that reasonable?
have the same problem?
Tuesday, December 29th, 2009 AT 6:33 PM