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#352 of 432 Re: 1995 ford escort wagon auto-shift locked!!! [pinkescort]
Dec 07, 2005 (6:24 pm)
I've heard of this problem before. I have a standard so I'm not familiar with the solution but everytime I walk into the dealer and ask a question at the parts counter I get lots of advice. You might try there.
sounds like something has frozen up with sitting. How is the shifter hooked up to the transmission? Cable?
Perhaps you've got some rust along there?
Gotta love the colours Ford picked. I've got a choice green colour 98 that ford no longer matches with touch up paint. does that indicate how long they expect their cars to last?
#353 of 432 Re: check engine light on after engine has warmed. [przeho]
Dec 12, 2005 (11:10 am)
Did changing the O2 sensor fix your wagon? I found a web site that gives easy to follow instructions to check the O2 sensor (http://www.forparts.com). I just have not had the time yet to do it.
#354 of 432 Re: check engine light on after engine has warmed. [kgregg1]
Dec 14, 2005 (6:51 am)
I didn't change it yet. If fact, the light hasn't come back on for the past week. I kind of wonder if I should replace it. It came on two days in a row and now nothing for the past week. I'll check out the website and be ready in case it comes back on. Now I have another little problem to research. The automatic seat belts don't work all the time. Must be a loose or cracked wire somewhere. Bang on the door track and they work, but that's getting old. Thanks for the website and I'll keep you posted if and when I change it.
#355 of 432 Stalling on highway
Dec 17, 2005 (11:32 am)
I have a 1994 ford escort 1.9L. The car stalled on the highway recently and went totally dead. Mechanic said it was the battery and not the alternator. Changed it out, and ran well for a month. THen same thing on highway, was hitting preset button on radio and the car staleld out going 70 mph on highway. Won't start now, but have all the electrical features. Dashboard lights say "Check Engine" and "Fuel Cutoff". Is this the fuel filter ro fuel pump...
#356 of 432 Problems starting my 92' Escort Wagon in cold weather
Dec 17, 2005 (1:54 pm)
I have a 1992 Escort Wagon with relative low mileage (89k) and in quite good condition.
However, lately it has one annoying ``feature'': I often have trouble starting it. I turn the ignition key, all lights go on as expected but nothing else happens, i.e., no noise/action from the engine/starter. I repeat that and eventually, after a few minutes/attempt, the crank kicks in and the engine starts right away. The battery should be fine, i replaced it only about 8 months ago. I assume it is a problem related to colder temperature as it happens only on a cold engine, mostly in the morning and only since it got colder (below zero celsius?) outside. Any idea about why and what to do about it? thanks!
#357 of 432 Re: Stalling on highway [gmiller1]
Dec 24, 2005 (2:22 pm)
My 92 ford escort wagon, stalled yesterday, with going about 20mph,it also has the same led chk engn, batt and oil then once you turn it over and it dosen't start the fuel cut off led is present. car was warm its not below 32' would take a jump charge. What resolved your problem? A buddy of mine says there is a cut off button someware with in the car?
#358 of 432 Re: 92 ESCORT WAGON WILL NOT RUN [hamlin2]
Dec 24, 2005 (2:39 pm)
I to have similar problem. led fuel cut off lite it cranks but doesn't start. It died while i was driving and it was warm and all very odd. Did you ever find a resolution for this? Is it the pump/ a switch? arelay?
#359 of 432 Re: Stalling on highway [roadrunner9]
Jan 11, 2006 (3:11 pm)
I have had the same problem with my fuel pump switch popping up when I hit one of those famous Missouri Pot Holes. I found the stall out switch in the back end of the wagon it is on the right side over the rear tire; remove the little door plate and check it out. Sometimes it will just pop off after hitting a bump or running over some RR tracks to hard.
Jan 19, 2006 (6:13 pm)
i just bought a 93 escort wagon and it runs great idels ok but when i am makin fast stops when it is almost stoped it shakes a few times is that the trans downshiftin from overdrive or what?? let me kno
Jan 20, 2006 (4:24 pm)
the operation idle on my 93 escort wagon is way to high it idles great in park and a when its in drive its a little rough it idles at 25mph how to i lower the idle i hope somone can help me