said by Lurch77:
Yes, go with what Steve said. I had an old 1994 Escort with nearly 150,000 miles when I sold it. I believe the timing belt recommendation was at 90,000. I never did it. The engine was a non-interference engine, so I figured I would just take care of it if it ever broke.
If the car was an interference engine, I would certainly do it at regular recommended intervals. Don't gamble when a failure means destroying the engine. For those not familiar with the term, here's an explanation, along with a link to Gates guide to find out if your engine is an interference type. »www.freeasestudyguides.com/inter···ine.html
I had a 1995 and 1996 escort that both went over 100K and I never replaced the timing belt/chain.