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my friend has an 03 focus. her car quit on her on the freeway, had it towed to pep boys, and they tell her none of the cylinders are getting compression, her timing belt is bad, and that led to her engine getting blowby. now, the crazy part of this situation: her focus only has 36k miles on it :eek: provided pep boys knows their stuff (fat chance), is it possible for a bad belt to cause blowby?
 

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If the belt broke there will be no way to perform a compression test because the valves aren't opening and closing. If it is an interference engine she will have bent valves at a minimum.
 

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If she has the Zetec(should have), they are known for slipping cam gears. You see, Ford had this great idea to not use a keyway or spines, and rely on bolt torque to kep the cam gear in position. They are known for slippage. This was the same issue on the V8 SHO cars.

Also, the Zetec is an interference engine. 36k miles, take it to Ford, they should still warranty it.
 

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pretty sure she has the base 2.0. it has over 36k, like 36,200 something miles.
 

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big mike said:
pretty sure she has the base 2.0. it has over 36k, like 36,200 something miles.

If they are nice about it they can/will warantee it no problem. Some places have pricks for Service Managers.
 

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ITT-BIRD said:
If they are nice about it they can/will warantee it no problem.
and they did. got the final word today.
 

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this happened to my co-workers girlfriend as well, in her contour. The belt threw, and the valves all got bent.
-Thomas
 

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turns out the belt tensioner broke and the belt got slack. all she needed was a new belt.
 
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