Sometimes, a car owner needs to be a bit of a detective, spotting clues to problems before they get worse. This is true regarding timing belts. Here are four of the most common warning signs…
NOISE: from ticking to screeching when starting, accelerating or just idling
MISFIRES: a slipped belt won’t work as it should, so neither will your Ford’s engine
BLACK SMOKE: this is one of the possible results starting from a misfire and leading to such obvious exhaust problems
DEAD: the cylinders can’t fire, so the engine itself can’t turn over. In motion, a snapped belt causes this to happen instantly
If you spot any such signs, immediately contact our expert team here at TSC Ford Repair Denver, before any damage worsens.