Last post on Nov 04, 2013 at 3:12 AM
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Ford Escort, Coupe
#1553 of 1562 Re: 99' ZX2 high idle [99fordzx2]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jul 08, 2012 (9:56 am)
could be a defective Idle Air Control Valve, which in turn is controlled by your car's ECM. The ECM determines the amount of air that is allowed to pass through the throttle plate, and the IAC actually does what the ECM tells it to.
DO NOT...do not....attempt to clean the throttle bore or throttle plate with a cleaner.
Only other thing I can think of is that you have large vacuum leak somewhere---loose hose to power brake, a bad intake manifold gasket, that sort of thing. Using some carb cleaner as a tester, you can squirt it into various cracks and joints and if engine idle speed changes, you have a vacuum leak.
#1554 of 1562 Re: 99' ZX2 high idle [99fordzx2]
Jul 25, 2012 (9:14 pm)
Weird. As sudden as it started, it just stopped. Now it idles down fine. Let's hope that it doen't start up again.
#1555 of 1562 Re: 99' ZX2 high idle [99fordzx2]
Dec 19, 2012 (1:18 pm)
I have a '03 ford ZX2 which has leak in intake hose. Plus it has a leak in the coolant hose. My local mechanic has given a price of 332 + tax for labor + parts. Please let me know if this is a fair price.
Jul 07, 2013 (3:36 pm)
I'm in the process of buying a 2001 escort zx2... They say the only problem is it will need a new front driver side hub bearing. They said it will cost $20 or so. I've been looking up but can only find a wheel bearing and hub assembly, not a hub bearing. I know nothing about cars so sorry if this sounds like a stupid question. They said it pulses when driving or turning.
So what part do I need, hub assembly or wheel bearing? And how much do you think it'll cost in labor to fix it?
#1557 of 1562 Re: Zx2 hub bearing?? [amethystraven]
Jul 08, 2013 (12:26 pm)
Here is a YouTube video on how to the front hub. I have only done the rear on my son's 2001 Ford Escort, but never the front. You might check with one of the Auto Parts store, as they can look up the correct part for you. This video should help.....labor is usually around $75/hour and probably a 2 hour job.
#1558 of 1562 Car won't start. No power, but battery is fully charged
Sep 17, 2013 (7:08 am)
cleaned the terminal cables. When battery tester is on the battery with the cars power cables attached, the battery reads 'no power'. When I take the car's power cable Off the battery, the battery reads full charge.
There must be a short in the system somewhere. Will replacing the cars positive battery cable solve the problem?
Has anyone experienced this?
#1559 of 1562 Ford Escort ZX2 New tensioner/belt/pump & New shrill squeal with parking
Oct 16, 2013 (9:33 am)
Hi! My '98 Ford Escort ZX2 has it's belt, tensioners, waterpump and all related tubing replaced new 1 year ago. The cover was not available to replace as it had broken with the tensioner (hence, the replacements). Ever since I first drove away with all those replacements, I heard a shrill squeal when turning the vehicle on or turning the wheel sharply, particularly when it is cold out. The squeal is not consistent. It usually is the worst when parking (in San Francisco, so often parallel). The vehicle runs fine but has not had AC in the 4 years I've owned it. There is a very tiny coolant leak that hasn't been located. Once every 6 months or so I refill the coolant tank. Please advise.
#1560 of 1562 2000 Ford Escort ZX2 front end bumper, any other years fit?
Oct 20, 2013 (11:20 am)
Front end collision, repair is a DIY since no insurance. Def. need the front bumper, radiator, both headlight assemblies, maybe a hood. Going to the pull-a-part lot tomorrow morning after I look at the car again and make arrangements to get it from the repair shop to my house. Taking my toolbox and coveralls with me to the salvage yard as I plan to go out and get them myself since they are significantly cheaper that way.
Wondering if any other years will fit and if so which ones and what parts? Was told there are several Escorts there but I have to go find them on my own. Also, what is the best place to determine what year it is? VIN or ???
Thanks for any assistance, have to get it back on the road ASAP.
#1561 of 1562 Re: 2000 Ford Escort ZX2 front end bumper, any other years fit? [jaekh]
Oct 21, 2013 (4:24 pm)
Salvage lot employees helpful, found a 1998 ZX2 that had everything needed. Spent most of the day pulling parts then towed my daughters to my house for repairs that I can do Wed. and Fri. this week.
#1562 of 1562 Re: Car won't start. No power, but battery is fully charged [folsommassage]
Nov 04, 2013 (3:12 am)
my son's car has the same problem, I have identified it as the negative battery terminal assembly. ( 02 model year) Very slight corrosion, which I cleaned. Part is unavailable from Ford and was 429.00! Crazy!. Part failed again in two months. So I am going to cut it off and replace with a standard battery terminal. It is a complex connector for a ground in a car and had several wires running into it; I am going to put heavy duty electrical connectors in place of this and hope it runs.