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#166 of 176 Re: Engine quit running [izaclown1]
Mar 02, 2012 (10:38 am)
Interesting. I had never come across this issue before! I suppose, at 156,000 miles, this summer might be a good time for me to perform yet more preventative maintenance on my '98 Escort.
#167 of 176 Re: Engine quit running [xwesx]
Mar 06, 2012 (9:50 am)
I think part of the problem was a possible overheating when I got a phone call from my son (when he was driving it) about "smoke" coming from under hood. He wanted to know if it was a problem. Well yes son, what is the temp gauge telling you, it is fine, oh wait it is climbing near the H... (in that order)
#168 of 176 Re: Engine quit running [izaclown1]
Mar 06, 2012 (1:06 pm)
Hahaha, yeah. I suspect that is a moment through which every parent must inevitably go. Mine is still gliding along after 156,000 miles (just turned it over on the odometer last night), so I'm definitely going to run some tests during my annual maintenance weekend this summer, but I'm also not cringing every time I drive it.
#169 of 176 Re: Engine quit running [xwesx]
Mar 14, 2012 (9:59 am)
The car is still running good and my daughter is buzzing around town in it. Not more complaints. They are good little cars and kinda fun to drive. Now if I could get the boy to quit overheating cars wI will be happy. This past weekend he found a parking lot on I95 and lef the car and AC running for 30 minutes without moving and was wondering why the Towncar overheated. I happen to have enough anitfreeze to get the car back to full and turned on the air suspenssion because he could not figure out the message center said there was a problem and why the car was bouncing so bad. I am sending him to college, why???
It is all good.
#170 of 176 97 2.0 will not start
Jun 25, 2012 (8:55 am)
124,000 miles. Purchased 1 month ago. I was driving the vehicle on the highway. The car seemed to have little power. Could not accelerate to pass. There was a slight grinding/chattering noise then a loud pop and it died. the gauge did not register but it may have been hot. Car was steaming and some antifreeze on ground. I has just filled the over flow reservoir day before. Checked the timing belt and water pump - both good. Timing belt appears to be new. Car turns over but will not start. Checked the plugs and I have spark. any help is appreciated.
#171 of 176 Re: 97 2.0 will not start [bassdude65]
Jun 25, 2012 (5:28 pm)
From where was it leaking, did you notice? When you crank it now, does it make any odd noises? When you checked the plugs, there was no mechanical damage there?
It almost sounds like you threw a rod, but I can't imagine it cranking without any untoward noises if that were the case. Have you checked the oil to determine if it is clean (uncontaminated with antifreeze)?
#172 of 176 Re: starting problems [shootingstar1]
Aug 18, 2012 (8:49 pm)
what i did i put a push button on my 1991 escort it work 98 percent o f the time. waitng to see in winter time
#173 of 176 99 Escort making clicking noise
Oct 09, 2012 (7:45 pm)
Everytime I accelerate too quickly my engine makes a very distince clicking noise, as if something is caught on some sort of fan and is spinning around and around. I know nothing about cars whatsoever, but I know that it is something in the engine, and that it only happens when I accelerate too quickly, continue to accelerate uphill, and it will continue to click when I am parked. Up until one point when the engine makes this really awful sound my car is fine, but that point on it continues to click click click click... I'm not sure what to do! It honestly runs fine it's just this awful noise I'm concerned about and sometimes it smells of burnt rubber... I'm a college student who works two jobs...this car is my life, HELP PLEASE!
#174 of 176 Re: 99 Escort making clicking noise [mrhflrs]
Oct 10, 2012 (10:01 am)
This is an odd symptom. It is tied to the activity of the engine, yet continues to make the noise even after the engine is shut off? Or, am I misunderstanding and you when you say "it will continue to click when I am parked," you mean to say you are stopped but the engine is idling?
I'm wondering if you have a damaged valve or valve seat that is causing this issue.
How is power vs. what you remember? Still good? Maybe do a quick compression test on it and observe the behavior of the gauge as the engine cranks. If you get immediate, consistent pressure out of all the cylinders, it probably isn't a valve issue.
I used to have pinging issues in mine when I pushed it, but those are much more subtle than a "click click click" and go away immediately when I stopped pushing it (or made it to the top of the hill!).
#175 of 176 Re: ford escort [bmach]
Oct 11, 2012 (11:22 am)
I own a '99 Ford Escort ZX2 and after all the research that I have done, all I have ever seen is that all 2.0 Liter DOHC engines have Hydraulic lifters. I hope this helps.