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#32 of 178 Jimbob674@sbcglobal.net
May 26, 2007 (8:43 am)
I have a 1995 Ford Escort 1.9 liter. NEW PLUGS, WIRES,O2 SENSOR,FUELFILTER,CHECKED FUEL PRESSURE,OK,new cat. converter,Had exhaust noise in engine compartment,replaced exhaust manifold gasket,new muffler.That fixed noise.I have to feather the gas to pick up speed. accelerates very slowly, hesitates badly.The engine compartment still gets very hot,the nut on the EGR tube gets cherry red and the cat. converter gets red. please help. I like working on cars but this is driving me crazy.
#33 of 178 1997 ford escort first car help!!!
Jun 01, 2007 (6:25 am)
Hi!! i'm new first car on the road its a 97 ford escort only 79K miles on it, here it the problem. after driving for awhile the car seems to decelerate or should i say not accelerate as it should, there was a point in time where i put the accelerator almost to the floor and it was only going 30mph. and then at the same time the brake gets stiff. i had the oil changed, i also put in transmission fluid as well as fuel injection cleaner, nothing. then when i parked the car yesterday i noticed a green substance leaking from it, i am told this is anti-freeze. what is wrong with my car??? please help me!!!
#34 of 178 Re: How do you time a 1999 ford escort [goatman54]
Jul 15, 2007 (8:43 am)
m 98 escort snapped timing belts twice. just take off the acc. belt and then take off the crankshaft pully, then take off the timing belt cover and the timing marks shoud be aroud the cam pully and the crank pully, but remember if you belt has alot of miles just replace it while you got it out. but remember when putting the belt on, when you tighten you tbelt it will move forward about 2 or 3 teeth because the the tensioner.
#35 of 178 Re: 1997 ford escort first car help!!! [jasmine26868]
Jul 15, 2007 (8:47 am)
where was the fuild leaking form? but i would get a compresion test and find out if all you cylinders are good, after that i depends on how it did on the test
#36 of 178 2.0 spi proformance
Jul 15, 2007 (8:57 am)
i have an 98 escort lx, and i have had it for about 3 yrs. now i got out of school and have money im thinking bout making it into a project car. i put about over 190,ooo(mostly highway) on it sense i got it. now it has over 270,000 on it, but the motor only has bout 20,000 the last motor dropped a valve seat, but both motors ran great it still got up and went for an escort. i just want info on how to make it a sleeper. plus i have alot of memories in it i've had it sense i was 18. any info on like turbo kits, suspension kits or anything that will make people say "are you sure the was an escort?" thanks
#37 of 178 Re: 98 Ford Escort ZX2 [rhoel]
Jul 15, 2007 (9:06 am)
it could be your fuel pump. i've worked on cars like that and when the fuel pump overheats in will shut off. but you shoud hookup a scanner and look at the pump and see what it does. IF it is the pump then change it but check it out first
#38 of 178 97 Ford Escort Problem(s)
Sep 05, 2007 (9:08 am)
I have had this car for almost 2 yrs now. I have replaced a bunch of parts like power steering pump, cv axle, struts, oil pressure switch, radiator, a belt, spark plugs & wires, etc. My new problem is that no body seems to know whats wrong with it now. It started at 1st making this strange noise...like a shushing, water like sound. Then the next day I turned it on and it sounded even louder. I went driving in it and got about a few blocks when it started smelling burned and over heated and shut itself off. I put it in neutral and parked it. It turned back on in like 5 mins. I got it back home and my family looked at it and said my fan wasn't workin right. They messed with it and then thought it was the compressor. But my a/c works just fine. Ever since then its been shutting itself off when I go to stop at a light or stop sign. And smelling burned on and off. Today I stopped at a store and when I got in the car and turned it on my battery light came on and the steering wheel was hard. I got it back home and when I popped the hood the belt that I bought brand new back in Feb. was broken. The belt looks great except for the fact it looks like someone cut it in half with a pair of scissors. I don't know whats wrong with the car. I have people tell me the compressor and some have said maybe the alternator. Can someone lend their advice please!!! I would highly appreciate it. Thank you.
#39 of 178 should i buy this excort exp???
Sep 15, 2007 (12:41 pm)
I found a "brand new" 1987 Ford Escort EXP with a stick shift, 87,500 miles, and I think its had only 1 owner for $900.00.
I heard about several people having problems with Escorts, but would these problems still be there even if the original owner maintained the car extremely well, including all wiring and wiring harness?
But I heard the Escort engine itself is powerful, dependable, and reliable. And I've been seeing a lot of Escorts being sold cheaply for low miles. But, is it to make a quick sale for 16 to 20 year old Fords that were forgotten about or are they cars that you dump money in?
To buy or not to buy?
#40 of 178 Weird Gargling Noise From Zx2 engine
Sep 17, 2007 (2:30 pm)
I have a 2000 Zx2 automatic. When I bought it, it had 86,000 miles on it and it ran pretty good. About a month after I bought it, I put a ram-air-intake in it for various reasons.
That was two years ago and now it has 120K miles. The car always seemed to have problems accelerating once it gets into 2nd gear. In 1st it is awesome and 3rd gear and up it is fast and smooth. But once it hits 2nd, it seems something is wrong. It could be at a dead stop, I would floor it: at the start I can keep up with any V6 or V8 car that wishes to race me, but as soon as it shifts to 2nd gear it seems to not accelerate much and over the past year, I have noticed a strange "gargling noise" as if it is not getting enough power, or fuel, or something. I replaced the fuel-filter and I keep all the fluids clear.
I wasn't too worried, but I want to upgrade to a cold-air intake and I don't want to damage something by putting way more air than it can handle.
PLEASE HELP!!! I'll accept any advise with appreciation.
#41 of 178 1994 Ford Escort fouled plug
Sep 19, 2007 (9:22 am)
1.9l engine... am told the #1 plug is fuel-fouled, Firestone claimed the fouling was caused by a bad coil (so why no problems with OTHER plugs?) Anyhow, we got a new replacement coil and new plugs but don't even see the coil on the car...!! where is it? Is this something we need to have the shop replace, due to accessibility or something? And what are even the odds that it IS in fact a bad coil, if only ONE plug was fouled and misfiring?? How hard is it to replace this coil, and where is the little puppy to be found!!??