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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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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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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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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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After replacing trans range sens on 99 Ford Escort, EGR problem without code reading, related/adjusting?
Limp mode would not affect the EGR system. If the engine is not running well now, a partial cause at least could be a malfunctioning EGR system although it depends on the failure mode of the EGR. If the EGR...
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fuel gauge is stuck
The gauge needles on the dash are often controlled by gears in the instrument cluster. Unfortunately many times he's gears are made of plastic. Overtime this plastic can become brittle and break. This will cause the gears not to work...
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My car stutters when I accelerate sometimes and it also now sounds like a motorboat when I accelerate
Hi Cheyenne. Thanks for contacting us today. Based on your description, there could be a few possible issues going on with your Escort. The first thing I picked up on was the motorboat sound. This might be caused by an...
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1999 ford escort. Not getting enough fuel or to much air. Replaced fuel filter and pump. No change. Not enough fuel power to drive
Hi Joanne. Thanks for contacting us tonight. At first glance, I would assume that the mass air flow sensor or your Escort is the root source of your acceleration issues. However, faulty O2 sensors or clogged catalytic converter can also...
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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'm driving a 98 ford escort and it keeps cutting off while I drive but the shop said that they don't see nothing wrong it.
Hi Tamekia. Thanks for contacting us today. There are a few things that can cause these symptoms. In most cases, it's due to dirty or clogged fuel injectors or a carbon-clogged throttle body. Sometimes simply cleaning these items will resolve...
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My Ford Cortina does a click click sound when am Starting it
What you are describing sounds like a faulty starter solenoid. A faulty starter solenoid will generally produce a clicking sound when turning the key. The starter solenoid is located on the starter and has internal electrical contacts that transmit electricity...
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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 car died while driving it but it isn't the battery, we tried jumping it but my engine would start popping and cracking
The smoking and popping sound may be related to the vehicle overheating or potentially timing issues or both. Overheating can be caused by a number of things such as low coolant levels, a faulty thermostat, a clogged radiator or a...
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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 car just started making a knocking sound either in or around the engine and it's only when I take my foot off the gas
Without hearing the knocking noise it will be hard to determine if the engine has internal problem and an oil change will not fix the issue. The loss of coolant may be a bad water pump or a blown head...
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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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