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#79 of 177 1999 Ford Escort feels like not getting gas completly
Nov 08, 2008 (11:33 pm)
My 1999 Ford Escort feels like its not fully getting gas when i push the gas pedal and tends to die and i have to wait a little bit to restart. We took it to the mechanics and they ran a diagnostic and it said that the idle air control valve needed replaces so we did that. But it was still doing it. so then it was said the fuel filter needed replaced so we did that. And still not working. SO we ran diagnostic again and said nothing was wrong. The mechanic said he thinks it might be the fuel pump pressure. Im hesitate to spend money again if that's not the case. Should i take it somewhere elsei was told also it could be the PVC valve. Help please.
#80 of 177 Re: Engine Light Stays on [heygenhey]
Nov 15, 2008 (4:07 am)
take your car to advance or auto zone and let them put it on their little computer that tells what codes your car is throwing, and it wont cost anything. It could be one of several things, number 1 I would check my gas cap to make sure its tight, if that's not it then it could be an oxygen sensor which can run you anywheres from 40.00 to 50.00 dollars a piece. Mine is a 98 ZX2 and it has a front o2 sensor and a back o2 sensor. The back one is pretty easy to install, but the front one is pure hell trust me I have put one on mine before. Alot of times the gas you get always, always, always put reg unleaded in these cars and nothing else. I have someone that works on mine, who works at the ford place, and thats how I know so much.
#81 of 177 Re: Check Engine Light [vr5]
Nov 15, 2008 (4:09 am)
this could be your feul filter clogging up or it could possibly be your feul pump. That would be my guess.
#82 of 177 Re: 93 Escort Wagon 1.9L electrical problems [radarmax]
Nov 15, 2008 (4:13 am)
there is a sensor that is at the back of your motor that controls the idling of your car it will be located on the top of your motor in the back about middle ways. If you tap on that sensor and it makes a difference in the way your car runs then maybe thats what it is. Mine would run wide open and if I tapped on that sensor it would idle back down to normal.
#83 of 177 Re: 98 Ford Escort ZX2 [rhoel]
Nov 28, 2008 (11:58 pm)
sounds like your catalytic convertor may be stopped up, need to have it checked
#84 of 177 Re: How do you time a 1999 ford escort [goatman54]
Nov 29, 2008 (12:01 am)
it could be you alternator belt or even the alternator belt tensioner. I put a cheap belt on mine and the thing wined really loud, you could hear me coming a block away, so I had to go back and buy the more expensive belt and thats what it was. As for timing that car you better take it to someone who knows what they are doing, that can be tricky business.
#85 of 177 Re: Weird Gargling Noise From Zx2 engine [igotthis]
Nov 29, 2008 (12:11 am)
#1 if it isn't broke dont fix it, #2 these cars aren't racing cars, I have had my 98 ZX2 for 10 years and I have only had to do maintenance work to my car, because I dont race it and I dont change things that dont need to be changed and I keep up the oil changes on it. I also take it for routine checks to make sure fluids, belts etc, are okay. Its probably because you messed with things that should have been left alone.
#86 of 177 Re: loud knocking [sirfrancis1_22]
Dec 31, 2008 (4:20 pm)
You blew a lifter on the #1 piston.Have the head rebuilt.
#87 of 177 '94 1.9 guage shows engine hot but no problems
Dec 31, 2008 (4:28 pm)
The other day the guage started showing half way to hot (12pm position, but no problems) Today and the last 5 days it goes to the 2pm position, yet no problems.Engine feel cool. Fan comes on at the 11pm position and stays on until i shut off motor.Guage goes all way down after 10 minutes.What's wrong?
#88 of 177 Re: How do you time a 1999 ford escort [vcook1040]
Dec 31, 2008 (4:33 pm)
Yes the belts wear and break after 100,000 miles and cost that much!The broken belt may have damaged your tune up.