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#84 of 178 Re: How do you time a 1999 ford escort [goatman54]
Nov 28, 2008 (11:01 pm)
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 178 Re: Weird Gargling Noise From Zx2 engine [igotthis]
Nov 28, 2008 (11:11 pm)
#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 178 Re: loud knocking [sirfrancis1_22]
Dec 31, 2008 (3:20 pm)
You blew a lifter on the #1 piston.Have the head rebuilt.
#87 of 178 '94 1.9 guage shows engine hot but no problems
Dec 31, 2008 (3:28 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 178 Re: How do you time a 1999 ford escort [vcook1040]
Dec 31, 2008 (3:33 pm)
Yes the belts wear and break after 100,000 miles and cost that much!The broken belt may have damaged your tune up.
#89 of 178 Re: 1994 Escort wagon Wont start [lardog3]
Dec 31, 2008 (3:36 pm)
Battery, alternator and timing on tune up ok?
#90 of 178 engine bucks
Jan 26, 2009 (2:06 pm)
my 93 escort 1.9L runs fine up to 50 mph but then as you start to go past that it starts to buck and you have to let off the gas and step on it hard to get it to downshift to get past 50-55 mph then it runs fine again any thoughts?
#91 of 178 98 Tracer stops running
Mar 09, 2009 (5:06 am)
My daughter's car died yesterday for the second time in two months both after driving 60-80 miles on the highway in the rain. Starts missing and dies after 1/4 mile. First time started up and ran perfect the next day (dry weather).
After first time added dielectric grease to coil pack, ECU? connector and plug wires (new plugs and wires already). Ran great for short distances and two rainy days around town. On way back to school in the rain died. Going tomorrow to try and diagnose seems electrical? maybe fuel??
Don't have a service manual. Any ideas
#92 of 178 Re: Weird Gargling Noise From Zx2 engine [curlysue1]
Mar 14, 2009 (7:57 am)
Mine did that to it has 221,799 miles on it. It started doing that then a nocking noise,then it started losing oil pressure and it blew.What the problem is the rod and the bareings are so worn out that they don't hold together. So now im replacing the motor with one that has 50,000 miles on it hope that helps out some!
#93 of 178 1998 Escort ZX2 Hot - timing belt
Apr 06, 2009 (7:56 am)
I had the tensioner break on the serpentine belt and the timing belt broke at the same time (is that possible? ). I had it towed to the Ford dealership, all they came up with was the tensioner and serpentine, at an astronomical price to replace. So I took it to another mechanic (ASE certified) and he told me the dealership mis-diagnosed the car. He said the timing belt was broken and there is a 50/50 chance it damaged the valve(s). My understanding is the engine is non-interference and would not have damaged the valve(s). Anyone know for sure if the engine is non-interference?