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10.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
80,778 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
1997 Ford Aspire engine problems

engine problem

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1997 Ford Aspire Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 012008

Aspire 1.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,778 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The car had a massive oil leak from the timing belt area of the engine. After removing timing belt and camshaft pulley, I observed the cam seal to be almost completely popped out of the cylinder head. I replaced both crank and cam seals, timing belt, and pvc( I suspected high crankcase pressure as a contributing factor for seal failure). Within two days the car has developed a massive oil leak again, and from the same area.

- , Chilliwack, BC, Canada

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