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#41 of 176 1994 Ford Escort fouled plug
Sep 19, 2007 (10:22 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!!??
#42 of 176 Re: 1994 Ford Escort fouled plug [gep2]
Sep 19, 2007 (4:26 pm)
Please disregard the message I'm replying to... the reason for the confusion was because the parts store gave me the wrong coil, hence it (obviously) didn't look like anything I could see on the car...!! (They gave me the wrong plugs, too...!)
Anyhow, we managed to get the RIGHT coil, (how amazing, the RIGHT one is VERY obviously visible!!) and the right plugs, and now everything is running fine again...!!!
#43 of 176 1995 Ford Escort noise problem
Oct 11, 2007 (8:46 pm)
This car is automatic, power windows, remote starter,and has 97K miles - just replaced the air filter, oil filter, brake rotors. The car runs fine except---it starts fine, takes off fine but after about ten minutes' drive time, a strange noise seems to come from outside the car. The noise stops when idling but after going for a few minutes, the noise starts again.
I have opened the hood with the car running but do not hear the noise.
Any help out there?
#45 of 176 Re: Jimbob674@sbcglobal.net [jimbopb]
Oct 25, 2007 (10:24 am)
maybe too late but it sounds like your timing belt has jumped one tooth and needs to be looked at
#46 of 176 wont start but cranks fine
Oct 30, 2007 (1:06 pm)
94 escort lx with key on no indicator lights come on all fuses checked out ok all acessories work. was shopping and now car will not move/ could this be a ignition problem,fuel pump reset button in did not trick,I really love my car and any advise would be helpfull
#47 of 176 Ford Escort 97 idles rough when starting the engine
Nov 09, 2007 (12:59 pm)
I have Escort 1997 and I have some extraordinary vibration and noise when I start the engine. It does occur random (not each time when started), and disappears in 20-30 seconds. There is no engine check light on, but a noise as from a vacuum leak. The car runs good,there is just this strange noise, that is making me think something with the air intake might be wrong. Any ideas if it might be something else or where to track eventual leak down on the hosing???
#48 of 176 Re: 97 Ford Escort Problem(s) [nerilp]
Nov 17, 2007 (9:08 pm)
I have had a 97 escort for over 4 years now and the only problem i have had with it is the alternator. I have aftermarket parts on it and it still runs great with 113,000mi. on it . It seems to me that you got a bad deal from someone.
#49 of 176 Re: 1997 ford escort first car help!!! [jasmine26868]
Nov 17, 2007 (9:17 pm)
check your iac sensor (idle air control) that could have something to do with your throttle problem. As for the coolant leak you might want to either put a stop leak mix in or see a mechanic.
#50 of 176 Re: Weird Gargling Noise From Zx2 engine [igotthis]
Nov 17, 2007 (9:29 pm)
i have a 97 escort with 2 1/2 inch pipes from the cat back. a K&N typhoon cold air intake and some other here and theres. To me it sounds more like a transmission problem. You keep saying it happens in 2nd gear. Unless it is just a sensor in your trans.