Last post on Nov 04, 2013 at 3:12 AM
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#1559 of 1562 Ford Escort ZX2 New tensioner/belt/pump & New shrill squeal with parking
Oct 16, 2013 (9:33 am)
Hi! My '98 Ford Escort ZX2 has it's belt, tensioners, waterpump and all related tubing replaced new 1 year ago. The cover was not available to replace as it had broken with the tensioner (hence, the replacements). Ever since I first drove away with all those replacements, I heard a shrill squeal when turning the vehicle on or turning the wheel sharply, particularly when it is cold out. The squeal is not consistent. It usually is the worst when parking (in San Francisco, so often parallel). The vehicle runs fine but has not had AC in the 4 years I've owned it. There is a very tiny coolant leak that hasn't been located. Once every 6 months or so I refill the coolant tank. Please advise.
#1560 of 1562 2000 Ford Escort ZX2 front end bumper, any other years fit?
Oct 20, 2013 (11:20 am)
Front end collision, repair is a DIY since no insurance. Def. need the front bumper, radiator, both headlight assemblies, maybe a hood. Going to the pull-a-part lot tomorrow morning after I look at the car again and make arrangements to get it from the repair shop to my house. Taking my toolbox and coveralls with me to the salvage yard as I plan to go out and get them myself since they are significantly cheaper that way.
Wondering if any other years will fit and if so which ones and what parts? Was told there are several Escorts there but I have to go find them on my own. Also, what is the best place to determine what year it is? VIN or ???
Thanks for any assistance, have to get it back on the road ASAP.
#1561 of 1562 Re: 2000 Ford Escort ZX2 front end bumper, any other years fit? [jaekh]
Oct 21, 2013 (4:24 pm)
Salvage lot employees helpful, found a 1998 ZX2 that had everything needed. Spent most of the day pulling parts then towed my daughters to my house for repairs that I can do Wed. and Fri. this week.
#1562 of 1562 Re: Car won't start. No power, but battery is fully charged [folsommassage]
Nov 04, 2013 (3:12 am)
my son's car has the same problem, I have identified it as the negative battery terminal assembly. ( 02 model year) Very slight corrosion, which I cleaned. Part is unavailable from Ford and was 429.00! Crazy!. Part failed again in two months. So I am going to cut it off and replace with a standard battery terminal. It is a complex connector for a ground in a car and had several wires running into it; I am going to put heavy duty electrical connectors in place of this and hope it runs.