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Old 03-31-2009, 07:49 AM   #1
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Join Date: Mar 2009
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Location: Chapel Hill NC
What I Drive: 2001 red ZX3 60,000 miles

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Any FF Mechanics Near Chapel Hill ???

I need some help fast as the local dealer University Ford has told me I need a new motor for $5300 or a reworked one for $3500. I just found this website yesterday, thank God! My tow truck driver thinks maybe it's just the timing belt. I have no mechanical experience. Here are the details:

2001 ZX3, 60,000 miles! driven very cautiously, NEVER any engine problems. Recently I've smelled something hot, so I checked the oil and the coolant reservoir, which both looked okay. (but this issue was not resolved.) Never have seen leaks.

Car won't start, makes a noise. AAA guy says differential is turning, but must be a timing problem.

University Ford says no compression, intake valves won't close. Says it must have overheated. Quotes me 5300 new engine, or 3500 to go piece by piece on this one. I called Mike at Hilbish in Kannapolis, and he just laughed at those numbers.

Can anyone local help me?

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