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#1535 of 1555 1999 ford escort zx2
Jul 20, 2010 (9:54 pm)
anybody know if there is a free online manual for my car?
#1536 of 1555 Re: help-car sputters at high speed [dekkerdan]
Aug 08, 2010 (9:41 pm)
Did you ever resolve the sputtering issue? We're probably going to blow the lines out tomorrow, and put new plugs in. What do you think?
Nov 09, 2010 (6:21 pm)
have a 1999 ford escort, starts right up, idles pretty good until i put it in gear, accelerates ok but kicks and spitts at all speeds, cleaned out fuel lines, cleaned out the pump screen, new filter and plugs. the fuel from the lines, filter and screen very dark, fuel in tank looks clean. any ideas, any one?
#1538 of 1555 Re: idle & spitting [raiderdude]
Nov 10, 2010 (11:54 am)
Is your car automatic or manual?
#1539 of 1555 Re: '99 ZX2 Zetec rebuild [russ95]
Jan 08, 2011 (5:31 pm)
I know it has been awhile since you have done this. Can you PLEASE tell me how to remove the camshafts? I also have a blown head gasket. I am trying to do it myself, but I am stuck at removing the cams.
#1540 of 1555 Camshaft removal
Jan 12, 2011 (7:07 pm)
I figured this out. If anyone needs help send me an email.
#1541 of 1555 Re: 1998 zx2 - misfire cylinder number 1 and 4 [gutu]
Aug 16, 2011 (8:12 pm)
We are having the same issue, and a misfire on #1 and 4 also, we were told it is the cars computer causing this, being that we also replaced the spark-plugs, ignition wires and ignition coil. If you have learned anything else, that would also help us before we invest in this computer, it would be greatly appreciated.
#1542 of 1555 Squeeking noise from timing belt
Feb 08, 2012 (12:13 am)
I really need someone who has had experience in 2003 2.0l VCT engine. My ZX2 engine has been making a sqeeking noise for a while now and has recently gotten worse. at first i thought it was a belt pulley or tensioner but its not, ive replaced alternator, serpentine belt, pulleys, tensioner, water pump, and powersteering pump within the last year, i also recently did the timing belt, tensioner and pulleys. after a few miles i took the timing cover off because the noise was getting worse and i could smell burning rubber, the timing belt had little scuff marks. almost like skid marks about an inch apart all the way around it. with the engine running the exhaust cam sprocket/VCT Unit looks like it is unbalanced or warped, it wabbles. and im almost positive thats where the noise is coming from. i think all i need to replace is the VCT Unit and Cam sprocket bolt. but it may also be the VCT Solenoid and Phaser. the only problems ive heard with those are the pasages getting clogged and it usually throws DTCs. My car has no DTCs. PLEASE HELP!!!
#1543 of 1555 Re: Squeeking noise from timing belt [cauzmoe_12]
by claires HOST
Feb 09, 2012 (3:41 pm)
cauzmoe_12, it looks like it's taking awhile to get an answer. Try entering your question in the Edmunds Answers box in the lower right-hand corner of this screen too -- you may get an answer more quickly. Hope this helps!
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#1544 of 1555 2000 escort zx2 wont go in any gear
Apr 08, 2012 (7:23 am)
at first when i got the car i had to take clutch all the way to floor to go in gear...then i smelled a burning smell then only could get in 3rd and 5th...then i tried to force in gear..it will go in all posistions now but car will not move at all...could this be clutch or tranny? any input wud be apreciated