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Ford Escort, Coupe
#1348 of 1555 Re: 1998 Ford Escort ZX 2 Squeal/Screech [click23]
Mar 26, 2007 (9:43 pm)
I also wanted to thank you for your post. We have a '98 ZX2 that we really like. We took it to two dealers in the Bay Area and to a private mechanic; all three were coming up with bogus repair costs of over a $1000. None of it made sense; we got tired of the screeching and stopped driving the car for over half a year. I stumbled into your post last week, and followed your advice. The car is fixed; you've made me a hero. I created an account on the forum, so I could thank you. all the best, jeever
#1349 of 1555 Starter problem?
Mar 30, 2007 (9:11 am)
After my '00 ZX2 was towed, it sometimes won't start.
What it does is that sometimes when I turn the key nothing
happens. No lights no fan ,nothing.
The tow truck driver towed my car from the drive wheels while it was in park and I'm wondering if it screwed something up.
Maybe the starter has a bad spot?
Anyone else have this problem?
#1350 of 1555 I am having trouble installing my cd player!!
Apr 17, 2007 (6:37 pm)
I have my cd player hooked up and everything but i cant get the climate control to hook up because the cord is to short? ne suggestions? or should i take it to a professional?
#1351 of 1555 Re: I am having trouble installing my cd player!! [golfer7002]
Apr 25, 2007 (6:41 pm)
ok, i had a similar problem.
my dad and I took off my faceplate to see where a cd player could fit and we accidently disconnected it. so after taking apart just about the whole inside tryin to get it we looked at these diagrams at the ann arbor library and heres what you need to do:
follow the cord to where it goes and disconnect it, it is really simple if you pull on it you will get no slack but reach back and release the clasp to disconnect it. this should give you all the slack you need to connect it then just put the faceplate back on and replug in the cord from where u unplugged it
#1352 of 1555 Re: I am having trouble installing my cd player!! [bojo776]
Apr 28, 2007 (7:30 am)
Now, is that a Ford cd player made for the car or a third party brand?
#1353 of 1555 Re: I am having trouble installing my cd player!! [remowus]
Apr 28, 2007 (8:24 am)
mine was a 3rd party brand, but there is no room for a cd player without cutting out my faceplate which i dont want to do because i like how it looks, i might just have to attach my cd player below the glovebox on the metal frame
#1354 of 1555 Re: I am having trouble installing my cd player!! [bojo776]
May 08, 2007 (10:46 pm)
I have a aftermarket cd player in mine. All I did was pay 60 for the conversion kit. It comes with all the controls and looks a lot better. You can even tape off where the controls off and paint it with some fuzion paint to match your car. It is a pain totake off all the knobs and controls and screw the two the new plate though.
#1355 of 1555 Re: Automatic shifter locked up [tacoman05]
May 08, 2007 (10:50 pm)
Alright, mine did the same thing. I took all the plastic off around theshifter. After I did this I found out that there was alot off soda causing it to stick. So when I jercked it back I bent the pin. not hard to fix, just alot off plastic to take off to get it.
#1356 of 1555 Re: Variable Cam Timing Solenoid [naatz1]
Jun 09, 2007 (1:58 pm)
i have a 99 zx2 i have the same problem if you dont mind me asking how much did it cost and is there a site for discount parts.
#1357 of 1555 99 ford escort zx2
Jun 09, 2007 (2:02 pm)
my car needs a variable cam solenoid my questin is can i do this my self where is it and does anyone no of a web site that has cheap parts and how much will it cost if i have someone to do it