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Ford Escort, Coupe
#1505 of 1555 Re: 2002 manual zx2 stalling when air is on [russ95]
Aug 31, 2009 (5:32 pm)
I was given a 1998 ZX2 by my mom when they got a new car and I sure love it. There's only one problem with the car, and my parents had never got it fixed. The gas guage doesn't work and I'm zeroing the odometer so I know how many miles I go with each fill. I generally fill at 250 miles. My question, is this a common problem, and is it spendy to fix? The gas guage goes everywhere, sometimes shows full and sometimes empty, and anywhere in between. Even on an empty tank it shows full most of the time.
Oct 17, 2009 (7:32 pm)
I have a 2000 ZX2. Bought it brand new. Have had numerous issues all costing about 700 dollars each time. It is a manual tranny. Has 144k miles on it. Luckily no issues with the tranny until now possibly. While driving the other day I heard a weird single click noise, no other noises. Came to a red light, put it in first gear went to take off and the car lacked power after about 2k rpms (although I did continue to accelerate very slowly). Shifted into second same thing. Finally got going fast enough to put into 5th and realized my hand and shifter were in front of the passenger seat. The gears have some serious play in them. I would say about 3-4 inches left or right. Does anyone know if that is the clutch, tranny, or even linkage? I can normally figure out what is wrong all by myself being that I grew up with a dad that was a mechanic and was always involved in projects and jobs he had. Not this time though, and dad isnt alive anymore to call and tell him what it is doing to be told exactly what it is without even looking, hearing or touching it. The gears do not grind going into gear, no noises, no other tell tale signs other than the clutch is raised about 2 inches more than normal and goes to the floor board when pushed in to shift. Please Help!!!
#1507 of 1555 Re: Starter problem? [remowus]
Dec 10, 2009 (12:29 pm)
When you have nothing happen when you turn the key, that means nothing is getting any power, pointing out the obvious. So start at the battery. take the battery to autozone, they will test the battery for free. if the battery is good, try the altinator. what it does is charge the battery. if it doesnt work the battery will not get recharged. if those are both fine, try the fuse box. if the main fuse is bad then you wont have any power.
#1508 of 1555 Re: Clutch problem? [mrsblanes]
Dec 10, 2009 (12:32 pm)
It sounds like the clutch to me. I would look at the pedal and trace it to the clutch itself.
#1509 of 1555 ZX2 ac control disconnect
Dec 10, 2009 (12:35 pm)
I just bought a 2002 escort zx2 a couple of months ago and want to upgrade my stereo. I have all the pieces I need to do it but I cannot figure out how to disconnect the ac control cable so that I can pull the factory stereo out. Anybody know how?
#1510 of 1555 Re: Clutch problem? [mrsblanes]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Dec 10, 2009 (1:20 pm)
I think you may have broken a transmission or motor mount.
#1511 of 1555 1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Starting Issue
Dec 12, 2009 (2:00 pm)
Need some help working on my Escort. Little history first, had the alternator replaced a year ago along with the serpentine belt. Three months ago a torsion pulley failed and had that replaced. Now it won't start, you can here it click and eventually it may turn over, but the other day nothing happened. I assume the starter is going bad or a celluloid, battery is new. I would hate to even more money at the Shop if it is something I can fix at home.
#1512 of 1555 Clutch problem
Dec 19, 2009 (7:26 pm)
I have a 2001 ZX2 and lately it has been changing its sweet spot in the clutch frequently, the clutch was just replaced 3 months ago. And just today when i took off from a light the clutch came up and my rpms would go up but my car was barely gaining speed unit second gear and it did the same thing after about 2500 rpms.
#1513 of 1555 Re: Clutch problem [zxtuner]
Dec 19, 2009 (8:04 pm)
You have three possible problems.
1. Improper clutch adjustment. Check & adjust (usually above pedal / under dash).
2. Defective clutch. Replace.
3. Oil on clutch. Fix leaks & replace clutch disc.
#1514 of 1555 clutch problem
Dec 20, 2009 (6:01 pm)