I own a '98 Ford Escort ZX2. I was told that Escorts have a bad rep with timing belts. In a week i'm driving from Pennsylvannia to Florida and I want my car in good shape. I also have an odd sound coming from the car. I've been to 5 mechanics including the Ford garage and they all told me they are clueless (Its been over a year and and still making this noise, sounds like a turkey or a goose and it makes it when i'm idle or turning). I did find one mechanic that suggested it was my timing belt and tensioner. Should I replace it just to be on the safe side?
Friday, February 23rd, 2007 AT 11:00 PM