definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,667 miles

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problem #3

Mar 012003

Escort 4-cyl

  • miles
The belt tensioner pulley broke from the arm. This was the second time the part broke.

- Ava, MO, USA

problem #2

Nov 282003

Escort 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,000 miles
My 2000 Ford ZX2 idler pulley broke causing damage to the belt tensioner and water pump housing. The mechanic says that this is very unusual, he has never heard of such problems with any vehicle. I don't know if this is a fluke or a design flaw. Could you check into it.

- Lebanon, IL, USA

problem #1

Jan 082001


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
While driving about 30 mph power steering went out. Dealer found serpentine belt had snapped, causing bracket to water pump housing to break. Tension rod and waterpump housing were replaced at cosnumer's cost.

- Hagerstown, MD, USA