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White smoke generally indicates that you may have an internal engine problem, such as a head gasket leaking coolant into a cylinder. If white smoke is blowing out from the exhaust during first 3 minutes of a cold start up,...
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I have a 2000 ford escort zx2 2.0l vct changed the timing belt and placed it in tdc it runs rough. Where do i set it?
Your engine has a double overhead camshafts and requires special tools to hold crankshaft and camshafts in TDC position in order to get the timing correct. You may be off a tooth on the cams and will need to redo...
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New battery now nothing at all 97 ford escort
Hi there. If you don't have any power to lights or any other system, it's possible that your battery cables are damaged along with the old battery. There could also be a damaged electrical relay, which supplies power from the...
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Is front seal on transmission, sheets leaking called the axel? That's the quote says you've given?
Hi Wednesday. Thanks for contacting us today. If you have an estimate number that we can review what you are requesting, we can look it up to determine what it covers. Without knowing what is leaking exactly, it's hard for...
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I have a 2000 ford escort. It won't go past 45 and cuts off when I come to a shop. Now when I place in gear it cuts off as well.
Typically a mechanic will apply a real time automotive scanner to look at actual engine operating parameters. Your issue could be as simple as a failing fuel pump, or ignition coil, although there are a couple key sensors that can...
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My car keeps stalling in the rain and causing battery to die or go low. Bad distributor causing a short?
Hi there. In most cases, a gradual power drain like you've described is commonly due to an electrical short in the charging system. Although the alternator itself might test good, there are several wires and connectors that could be damaged,...
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2000 ford escort zx2 automatic transmission slipping.Unplugged connector right below the neutral saftey switch now it shifts why?
The connector involves devices in the transmission control circuit, such as the throttle position sensor, that determine shift speeds. By disconnecting the connector you took out of the picture a device or devices that is probably malfunctioning and, while connected,...
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Ok if fuel is going to the engine but at times it act as if it's not getting enough what could it be
If you are experiencing slow or delayed acceleration, a mechanic would consider quite a few potential causes. Fuel injectors can become clogged over time as the tiny passages become clogged. When an injector is clogged it can degrade the performance...
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I USED to have a 1982 Ford Escort that would 'hangup' in 2nd. I got a temporary fix by replacing the fluid/filter but it 'relapsed
It is possible that there could have been a restriction in the system of some kind preventing fluid flow to the right places when it was needed. It is also possible that ther could have been an issue with the...
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A/c not blowing cool
The refrigerant charge may be too low (an initial check can be performed with gauges) but there are quite a few other possible causes of what you are experiencing. The possibilities that might account for the problems you are experiencing...
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My Check Engine Light came on. I fixed the issue, but the light quickly came back on. Will it turn itself off?
Just because a code is displayed does not mean that part is bad in all cases. The code is used as a tool to diagnose the problem. You may have to have the code diagnosed by an experienced mechanic like...
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crank no start - 2001 ford escort - 2.0l auto SOHC. Ignition wires will shock you, spark plug have gas on them
If you are getting spark and plugs are getting wet with fuel then you need to check engine compression in the engine. I have seen where the valve seats come loose and will cause the valve to stick in the...
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My car died while I was driving and I can't get it started again. Fuel is being pumped and I have spark. What could be the issue?
It is possible that the timing belt has slipped or is broken which would cause loss of compression. You can check cylinder compression to get an indication of that. Also, you should check for fuel from the injectors, not just...
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I might need to replace my clutch pack, can you guys fix, and if you can how much would it cost, and can you fix anywhere or just
Hi Drassaint. You might want to have one of our mobile mechanics come to your location to determine exactly what needs to be replaced. This way they can let you know of the cost involved in the repair. If there...
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My clutch keeps sticking to the ground and my stick doesn't want to go into gear how do I fix the problem? I drive a 1999 Ford esc
There are a number of things that may cause the pedal to go to the floor. Some cars have a hydraulically operated clutches and some are operated by a cable. In the case of a hydraulically operated clutch, pressure on...
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MY 1998 ford escort coupe will not move in drive but will move in reverse and low. Put transmission fluid in it it still does not
Hi Patricia. Thanks for the additional information. An issue like this is often an indication of either an internal seal that is leaking inside the transmission, a damaged torque converter or a damaged shift solenoid. Sometimes it just a problem...
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My car stick is not going into gear when I turn it on.
Hi Drassaint. Thanks for contacting us tonight. Typically, this type of clutch problem is due to a failed clutch master cylinder or faulty clutch throwout bearing. In most cases, it's best to replace the entire clutch pack, as the plates...
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MY1998 ford
Hi Patricia. Thanks for the question today. Unfortunately, we need a bit more information about what symptoms you're having with the Escort to help you determine what is causing it.
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My 2002 Ford escort zx2 want move in drive but it Will in reverse, I checked the trans fluid and it was dirty and look like it was
Hi Gus. Thanks for the question today. Typically when this issue occurs in snow conditions, it can be as simple as excessive ice or snow built-up on a shift solenoid or sensor, while in other instances, it can indicate an...
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My break lights won't turn off and now my signal lights not working
Hi K.Chalise H. Thanks for sending your question to us tonight. There are a few things possibly causing this issue. I would start by inspecting the brake switch located under the brake pedal, as it might be damaged, followed by...

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