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Peyton 01-09-2013 08:02 AM

New car so new here too!!!
Hi, my name is Peyton, I just got a 2000 zx3, has a 5 speed and the zetec motor in it.
It has 124k on it and runs beautifully, i do not have any paperwork of work that has been done on it, My only complaint would be that it vibrates quite noticeably when sitting still, My Dad is a retired mechanic and is telling me that as a minimum i should change the timing belt as i don't know how old it is and the motor mounts will most likely fix the vibrating. is he on the right track, I would love to tell him he is wrong and these aren't the same as the dinosaurs he used to work on!! :)

Thanks in advance


FLYLOW 01-09-2013 08:10 AM

Motor mounts and a tune up... Spark plugs, fluid change, serp belt etc

Check the diy section

calebstubstad 01-09-2013 09:17 AM

[welcome][ffrocks]unplug the battery to let the ecu reset, did mine yesterday and it is quite noticeably smoother. doesnt try and die either. motor mounts are always where to start too

79mgb 01-09-2013 09:57 AM

Welcome to the forum! [welcome] The vibration you feel while idling is most likely from worn motor mounts. Your dad could be a wealth of knowledge. If I were you, I'd learn to trust his input. [thumb]

WiscoGTI 01-09-2013 11:40 AM

Yup. Listen to your pops. Motor mounts are most likely the vibration and the timing belt should be done if you're not sure if it was or not.

Although the standard Zetec is a non-interference engine so if the timing belt goes.. you won't need a new engine.

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BLRich1 01-09-2013 11:42 AM

^^Truth on the timing belt.

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