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#47 of 178 Ford Escort 97 idles rough when starting the engine
Nov 09, 2007 (11:59 am)
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 178 Re: 97 Ford Escort Problem(s) [nerilp]
Nov 17, 2007 (8:08 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 178 Re: 1997 ford escort first car help!!! [jasmine26868]
Nov 17, 2007 (8:17 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 178 Re: Weird Gargling Noise From Zx2 engine [igotthis]
Nov 17, 2007 (8:29 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.
#51 of 178 Engine vibration
Nov 29, 2007 (11:48 pm)
I have a '94 Escort wagon. The only problem I've had with the car, except for a blown head gasket, is a persistent vibration at idle and low revs. Disappears when up to speed. The motor mounts seam ok. Local dealership said that there were upgraded mounts at approx. $200.00 for each( x3). One fellow suggested that the harmonic balancer might be screwed. Yet another mentioned something about a balancer shaft, whatever that is. Have any of you had a similar problem and did you find a cure?
#52 of 178 are all Escorts loud?
Dec 04, 2007 (4:58 pm)
So I'm looking for a car for my college-age daughter and have found several very nice Escorts at good prices, mileage in the +80k range. They are in very good condition and are equipped nicely. I know from research that they are fairly reliable and are safe but...both of the cars are LOUD - I can hardly hear myself think! A salesman told me they ware all that way because they don't have gel-filled motor mounts.
Are they all loud? Is that the reason why? If so, can anything be done about it for a reasonable cost?
#53 of 178 Re: are all Escorts loud? [ckone0814]
Dec 05, 2007 (12:58 am)
I wouldnt be able to say all escorts are LOUD! because i havent been in that many but i can say my dad owned a 94 escort 1600 , and i own myself now a 97 ford escort zetec , and i can tell you ..theyre not the most silent of cars :/
i remeber mine , getting to a point that was unbearable but eventually changed the wheel bearings to a smoother lot ...and had no problem since. but yes its still pretty loud... no idea why thou ..but they are good reliable cars soo.
#54 of 178 Re: Engine vibration [lclayton]
Dec 06, 2007 (12:49 am)
Definatley could be the harmonic balancer , i have the exact same noise on my 97 ford escort zetec , all started happening when i hit a speed bump at excessive speed and ripped the alternator belt ... seems to fit into the pattern, ive tried to see if it was a thousand things and havent botherd to check that out, later when i head home i shall check it out ill let you know.
#55 of 178 Re: are all Escorts loud? [ckone0814]
Dec 07, 2007 (7:29 am)
We've had a few Escorts and yes they were all loud.
Dec 08, 2007 (8:33 am)
i have a 1996 ford escort that just went out on me. When i was driving it, the highest speed was 40 then after awhile, it died on me...so i had it towed and now all it does is make a whining noise when i turn the key and doesn't try to start....any suggetions?