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#1384 of 1562 Re: 1998 Ford Escort ZX 2 Squeal/Screech [osurlosers]
Aug 11, 2007 (5:08 pm)
I have the exact same zx2 2001 and the same squeak and bill from ford for the same tensioner and belt. I found when I removed the breather, the squeak left. I will cancel my appt monday for replacement of timing belt and save some money ... I hit the breather with a hammer and the filter was clogged at the input from the air filter.. Thanks all
your message confirmed that it will not squeak anymore.
#1385 of 1562 Re: 1998 Ford Escort ZX 2 Squeal/Screech [dan855n]
Aug 12, 2007 (1:46 pm)
yea i have a 99 and when ever im idleing my car squeeks at first i thought it was my clutch plate but now im pretty sure its my alternator belt has any one esle had this problem of a drastc squeking (not a squeel but a squeek) when your idleing
#1386 of 1562 crankcase breather filter
Aug 13, 2007 (4:42 am)
replace the crankcase breater filter for about $15 and 5 minutes. Just take it off and see if the squeaking goes away. That filter gets plugged and the air is being forced through, making that noise.
#1387 of 1562 Re: crankcase breather filter [bjpominv]
Aug 13, 2007 (4:02 pm)
thanks man ill have to try that.... do you know about air intakes iv installed em before but not on a ZX2 i was wondering i know it makes like a five ten hp diffrence on a honda or toyota but how much if any of a difference will it make on a ZX2
#1388 of 1562 rain water in trunk
Aug 20, 2007 (8:15 pm)
I am not sure this question is appropriate for this forum but here it goes. I have a 99 ZX2 cool.
It has been raining heavily for the last week in Chicago. I have been smelling moisture in the car recently, but I thought it was just the rain outside. Today I noticed the rear seat is getting wet by the rain water seeping from the trunk. I checked the trunk and there is some rain water collected in the right hand side of the trunk, where the tire jack sits.
I looked around in the trunk. But I could not figure out how the water is coming in. My brother told me it could be the water that is splashed by the tire from the road.
Should I just drill a hole at the bottom to let the water out? Or is there any other solution?
#1389 of 1562 Re: rain water in trunk [mroscoe]
Aug 22, 2007 (5:21 pm)
there probably is another way to fix it but that drilling a hole idea seems pretty alright... i mean if your liiking for a cheap fix then there ya go but it could also be weather stripping, or if youv wrecked the car then maybe the creases of the doors dont line up correctly who knows it could be any number of things but yea that drilling a hole idea sounds good i'd do it.
#1390 of 1562 whats the best exhaust brand for my zx2
Aug 22, 2007 (5:24 pm)
what is the best exhaust brand for my 99 zx2 Borla, Catback, Thrush, Flow master and how big 2, 2 and a half, or 3 inch exhaust and should i run straights and make it dual or should i leave it single
#1391 of 1562 Re: rain water in trunk [mroscoe]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Aug 22, 2007 (5:45 pm)
Dry the trunk out, then line it with newspaper, then close the trunk and hit it with a hose to see where the water is coming in (that part of the newspaper will be wet).
Very often a trunk leak comes from the gasket around the tail light lenses. If that's where your leak is, you can pull out the tail light assembly and smear some LATEX BLACK caulk (go to a hardware store) around the gasket. It's a lot easier than messing with silicone, because latex caulk cleans up with plain water (until it dries).
If the leak is in the trunk lid, you'll have to get a new trunk seal and glue it in with 3M Weatherstrip Adhesive.
#1392 of 1562 Re: rain water in trunk [Mr_Shiftright]
Aug 24, 2007 (1:07 pm)
Thanks for the replies. I did not have to drill a hole . Apparently there are holes in the jack well and spare tire well, with rubber washers installed. I removed them to drain the water.
It seems that the water is in the trunk lid. I will work on it this weekend.
#1393 of 1562 whats best upgrade for the zx2
Aug 27, 2007 (4:25 pm)
im looking to upgrade my ZX2 iv done a few cheap things like cut the governor, and lose some weight, octane booster, and khumo racing tires but i need some serious h/p and some serious results i know theres the cold air, the turbo, and the exhaust but what neccisarily is the best upgrade to do first.... i have also herd that ZX2 transmitions start giving out after so much added h/p soes any one know if this is true if so so you know of any after market trans mitions that would be compatible with a ZX2