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Catalytic converter rust repair? 2003 Ford Escort
Hello - the short answer is that repairing the case of a catalytic converter is not a good idea. With your mileage, the catalyst is likely at a very low efficiency point in its life. Also, the evidence of rust...
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Car started to slow down and then the check engine light, battery, and engine oil light came on. What could cause this?
Hi there. It is possible that the battery cable came loose or the wires to the oil pressure sensor has came loose or failed. Check the battery cables and make sure that the terminals are tight and clean. Check the...
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Will they do labor only? I have my own new parts.
A mechanic from YourMechanic can install your parts for you on a labor only basis. The warranty policy does not cover any failures due to any part installed that is customer supplied. You will need to list each and every...
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P0118 - Need help!! 2002 Ford Escort
Hello - the P0118 problem code indicates that the engine computer is not getting a good signal from the coolant temp sensor. Since you have replaced the temp sensor, the problem may be with the wiring to the sensor -...
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I replaced my clutch master cylinder on my 95 ford escort about 2 months ago. It drove fine for about a month and a half, now my c
You need to first check to see if the master cylinder for the clutch is low on fluid. If it is low then check clutch slave cylinder for fluid leaks. It would need to be replaced.
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Installed a new battery and the battery light is still on
This may be a sign of a failing alternator or voltage regulator. As you may know, the alternator is responsible for charging the battery while the engine runs by generating amperage and recharging the battery while the engine turns the...
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Slave cylinder for clutch
The clutch slave cylinder is external outside the transmission. It can be replaced without removing the transmission.
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is it a temp sensor or bad head gasket?
A diagnostic would determine the root cause of the overheating. If the coolant level was low, and/or there was trapped air in the cooling passageways, perhaps related to the heater core repair, those faults themselves can cause overheating. If the...
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No pressure in the clutch. 2003 Ford Escort
Hi there. There seems be a lot of air in the clutch hydraulic system. Check the reservoir on the clutch master cylinder and see if there is any fluid. If there is fluid and it is full and the slave...
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Will it cause any problems to mix Dexcool with my regular green coolant. 1993 Ford Escort
Hi there. It is not advisable to mix these two coolants together as they will tend to react with each other and cause some build up in the cooling system. Being that you only added 16 ounces you should be...
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1 have a 1993 ford escourt it don't start.
Hi there. The fuel system will need to be primed to get the vehicle to start. Find the test port on the fuel rail and hood a line to it and run the line into a bucket. Then turn on...
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Died while driving, now it cranks but doesn't start.
The codes for the cam sensor may indicate the cam sensor is bad or the camshaft is not turning. If your timing belt broke then your camshaft would not turn. You should open the oil cap and look inside when...
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Car shut off when oil light came on, won't restart. What could it be?
Hello, What you are describing may be related to a safety switch that automatically causes the ECM to shut down the ignition to the engine when the oil pressure sensor reaches a certain level. This is the computer's way of...
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starting problems
The fan motor issue is not related at all to the clutch or engine stalling. To resolve the fan issue, simply request an electrical component diagnostic. The responding certified mechanic will test the circuit, particularly the relay in the circuit...
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continual dead battery horrible sound when pushing in clutch while starting the vehicle and shifting gears
Hello there. The issue with your clutch pedal is mechanical, typically due to faulty clutch cable or adjustment. However, it's likely that you've got additional electrical problems on your Ford, so it's best to have a professional mechanic complete a...
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Should the fuel shutoff switch move when pressed?
The fuel shut off is an inertia type switch that will pop up the trip button and disconnect power to the fuel pump. It is normally pushed down and will not move when in the operating position. The button will...
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Diffference between driver side and passanger side cv axle - 2001 ford escort zx2?
The drivers side axle will have a male end on the CV joint with a retainer clip that goes into the transaxle. The passenger side has a female end on the inner CV joint. Both axles outer CV joints have...
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Stuck in third gear
Hello. If your shifter will not move out of third gear then it is either an internal issue with the syncronizer being locked in place or it may be the shifter assembly. I have seen a lot of these shifter...
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Ford Taurus
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Temperature gauge maxed out
If the temperature gauge is pegged all the time, the problem is electrical. While the issue could be with the gauge or wiring, the most likely cause is a failed temperature sending unit. The sending unit is located to the...

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