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#1 of 178 Escort Engine Issues
by PFFlyer@Edmunds HOST
Jul 13, 2006 (12:57 pm)
Have a question about an engine problem? Post it here and get the help and advice of other Escort wagon owners.
#2 of 178 RUNAWAY ESCORT WAGON!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jan 21, 2006 (4:34 pm)
Hello forum crew. I was hoping to get some expert advice for some experienced escort owners. I just snatched up a 93 Escort Lx 1.9 auto, SFEI wagon. The car is nice and clean 75,000 miles,but of course you new it was coming. Here's the problems. The car stars right up and idles fine in park. If put in gear sometime it stall's and has rough idle. When driven up through the gears its great. The problem is if you start in drive form a dead stop the car will start to pick up speed, Then into second gear and now your going 25 mph.(FOOT OFF THE GAS)This will also happen in reverse.(WOW NOT COOL) But wait it get worse when you try to stop or when the trans down shifts from 2 to 1st just before you come to stop. The car jerks into 1st as if it was being forced to down shift at a high idle. I had the computer checked on the engine it showed no codes or problems. Maybe some trans problems??) I know someone out there in Escort forum is sharp enough to get this one. Well I hope so. For you rookies like me any help will be great and thanks to all. Steve
#3 of 178 Re: RUNAWAY ESCORT WAGON!!!!!!!!!!!! [93escortwagon]
Mar 05, 2006 (2:52 pm)
check to see if the vacume lines and fittings are in good condition. My standard shift wagon had a good idle, but under load and at higher rpms it would chug and run like shit. There is a rubber coupler on the manifold that connects to a hard plastic line that goes to the pcv valve.
the rubber looked okay but was deteriorated and collapsing when at higher vacume levels.
when replaced it ran tip top
#4 of 178 Re: RUNAWAY ESCORT WAGON!!!!!!!!!!!! [93escortwagon]
Mar 07, 2006 (7:36 am)
I owned a 93 1.9 Escort. I had 'overspeed' problems. No sensor lights came on. It turned out to be an easy to replace Throttle position sensor (You can buy online ... use Google with "ford parts escort". Now I own a 96 1.9 Escort. These are really reliable cars. Good luck
#5 of 178 no power??? help
Mar 25, 2006 (8:49 am)
hi all!!! was just wondering if any one could help me out?
trying to fix my girlfriend's 92 escort wagon; it's hard to start when cold and idles very rough. but it also wants to stall at stop lights. the car has no power and has a very hard time starting out. also noticed it back fires lightly? just did spark plugs and wires. could it be a coil?? any help would be great thanx
#6 of 178 Re: no power??? help [clarson4]
Apr 14, 2006 (6:48 pm)
My escort wagon is idle very rough, it is like it wants to stall now and has. Today I replaced the plugs and wires. Could it be the coil?? injectors??
I think you may have had the same problem and I am wondering what fixed that problem for you??
My car and I need your help, thank you.. Jord
#7 of 178 More help [earthsson]
Apr 14, 2006 (7:04 pm)
mine is a 96 escort wagon, 1.9 liter.
It ran out of gas and has seemed to have gotten worse as well. Thew only time in my life I have run out of gas and I think it will cost me. Off the start it has no guts and takes time to get going. Sometimes the idle is so rough it hurts me
Changed the fuel filter and air filter, thinking maybe the pcv valve change???
#8 of 178 97 escort wagon lx harmonic repair??
Aug 03, 2006 (2:59 pm)
car has less than 68k miles on it. had to fix the air conditioner (dryer replaced) and then just 4 days later, car breaks down for first time ever! turns out my harmonic whatever was out of balance. so another costly repair.
could this harmonic imbalance problem have been caused by the air conditioner repair? cause it sure seems questionable that my car would break down for the first time 4 days later.
any thoughts? anybody else heard of this repair? thanks!
#9 of 178 engine swap
Aug 27, 2006 (12:24 am)
will the engine out of a mercury tracer 1.6 liter bolt up to a 1993 ford escort gt the monts look like they are in the same place please let me know by my email addyjohn_lhotmail.com the mercury is in bad shape but he escort is in good shape other than a plugged radiator and a blown head gasket but worried about a crack block or head please reply
#10 of 178 1995 ford escort 1.9ltre. wagon air conditioning doesn`t work.
Aug 29, 2006 (7:21 pm)
The temperature of the air coming out of the air vents on the dash is never cold. The compressor is working.Can someone give me an idea on how to find out the problem?