Re: 97 Cougar Problem
I figured maybe it had jumped timing, because it still will fire but it
seems like its at the wrong time...If it is the timing chain/gear worn out,
will that hurt the engine? Can it be fixed without internal damage?
"Backyard Mechanic" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> "Adam" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> We have a 97 Cougar with the 4.6v8, I have a question, this engine
>> will crank over, but it backfires through the throttle body, even more
>> when starting fluid is added. Could this car have jumped timing? A
>> Friend said it had a blown head gasket.....Could this be true?
> That could be true... sometimes a Head gasket can fail between cylinders,
> and the only indication is as you see.
> Suspect valve or spark timing first, though
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