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Ford Escort, Coupe
#1308 of 1555 Re: 1998 Ford Escort ZX 2 Squeal/Screech [click23]
May 27, 2006 (2:07 pm)
Quick question. My car is having the same issue. I found in a post linked off this one that the Motorcraft number is FA1661. When I looked that up on Motorcraft it doesn't look at all like the picture you have linked in your post. I found the filter in my car that looked just like the one you have in the picture. The number on the top of the filter is F8KE 6A768 AC. Is this the correct filter?
#1309 of 1555 Re: Got a few questions... [mj1964]
May 27, 2006 (2:16 pm)
I have the same issue. Did you recieve the correct part for RockAuto. I looked up a picture of FA1661, but it didn't look like the filter I pulled of my car. It too has the number F8KE-6A768-AC and it's a little black cylinder with a tube on the bottom and one on the side.
#1310 of 1555 Re: Got a few questions... [nontoxicday]
May 28, 2006 (12:03 am)
Okay, going to feel a little silly now, but we had replaced the wrong part. And, apparently, parts of my engine are not 99 parts; they are from a 97, which baffled the dealership, but they got everything straightened out. At first, they thought the whole engine was a 97, but just parts of it.
We replaced the wrong sensor. I really didn't feel too comfortable with my dad digging too far into it anyway-he wasn't even sure what he was looking for (worked on Fords in the 70s, but won't do much with them now).
Thanks for all your help-runs like a charm now!
#1311 of 1555 PCV VALVE HELP
Jun 05, 2006 (3:26 pm)
Can anyone please tell me where to find the pcv valve and hose on this car? According to the read outs from the dealer, I needed to have this replaced. Well, I have a new valve and I have the hose for my 99 Escort ZX2 DOHC. Please if anyone knows where this thing is located, I really need to know.
#1312 of 1555 Problems with coil pack
Jun 07, 2006 (2:18 pm)
I have a 2002 Ford Escort ZX2. The coil pack on it seems to be going out at random. The car will start jerking and die and not start again. I don't know much about cars so of course I have no clue what is going on, but even my mechanic cannot figure this one out. My mechanic is a family member so he does everything on my car pretty cheap. He has talked to several other mechanics including a few at a Ford dealership, and he has had no luck finding a solution to the problem. The suggestions that we have tried include: checking for a bad ground wire or short in the wiring, replacing the spark plugs, doing a tune up, replacing the spark plug wires, and replacing the wiring harness. None of this has solved the problem. Replacing the coil pack always solves the problem temporarily. It has been replace about 5 or 6 times now in the last 6 months. Fortunately for me the coil pack had a lifetime warranty and I was able to get a new one for free each time. Now O'reilly's is refusing to honor the warranty and will not replace it any more. Can anyone give me any ideas on what is causing this problem or what I can tell my mechanic to look for? I really appreciate any help. Thanks.
#1313 of 1555 Re: Problems with coil pack [angeladt]
Jun 07, 2006 (3:21 pm)
I had the same problem, and after 3 coil packs, I took it to the dealership and they had to replace the computer. This has solved the problem, but it will cost a pretty penny.
#1314 of 1555 2000 ZX2 is hard starting
Jun 08, 2006 (7:46 am)
I have tuned it up, checked all the conections and fuel injectors.
A couple of mechanics looked at it. No one can tell me why it cranks over about seven or eight times before starting.
It used to crank once or twice. Runs good once it starts.
Anybody have an idea?
#1315 of 1555 Re: Problems with coil pack [nontoxicday]
Jun 08, 2006 (11:13 am)
The computer has already been replaced. I must have forgotten to mention that one in the things that I've already tried. It didn't work. That was one of the first things that we tried on the car. But thanks anyway.
#1316 of 1555 Re: 1998 Ford Escort ZX 2 Squeal/Screech [click23]
Jun 10, 2006 (10:42 am)
Want to thank you very much for your information regarding that "squeal". My wife's '98 ZX2 was doing exactly the same thing. Our mechanic could not find anything; said he didn't hear it, but did change the electric cooling fan (said the bearings were going bad), but the noise was STILL there $330 later! I ordered the breather filter for $14.44, installed it yesterday afternoon, took a 50 mile drive today, and the sound is completely gone. Again, thanks very much for your wonderful information!
#1317 of 1555 Re: Problems with coil pack [angeladt]
Jun 13, 2006 (12:02 am)
I'm sorry. Ack, I hope you find something out, and I hope it's not too terribly expensive. I can understand your frustration!