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White smoke
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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Why would one cylinder not get spark on my 1998 Ford Escort
Hello. If you are getting good spark out of the other 3 wires and not that one in particular then that is typically a coil issue. Your ignition system uses the waste spark method meaning two plugs always fire together,...
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Boiling coolant reservoir
Hi There, What you are describing is usually caused by a weak radiator cap, meaning it is no longer holding the pressure that is needed inside the system. Since you said you just replaced the radiator, if the proper mix...
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Car wont move when I step on the gas. I was driving when this happened
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are several reasons the gas pedal may become unresponsive. The first step is to have it scanned for diagnostic codes, to find out what issues the vehicle's computer has detected. This will narrow...
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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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Hi my car idles a lot and shuts down when it gets to a stop
Hi there. Usually when your engine will idle high and shut off when you come to stops occasionally, it's due to a vacuum leak. It could also be a problem with the idle control valve. The job of the idle...
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No reverse seems to be stuck in second gear
If the vehicle is in gear (moving) while the shift selector is in park that means the shift lever adjustment is off. There is a lever on the transmission that operates the manual valve and that lever has to be...
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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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No power
Hi There, You may want to double check your battery connections to be sure you have proper connectivity at the cables as well as at the ground connection. If this is solid, you may next want to check power to...
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97 ford escort 2.0 no take off power new fuel pump new timing belt and took off cat. timming is right on and no check engin light
You have an OBD-II system so a real time scan tool will be helpful in diagnosing this. Among common possibilities for loss of power are throttle body faults (electronic throttle controls, mass airflow sensor, torn air intake hose), worn out...
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My 1994 ford escort is leaking transmission fluid from axle
The side transmission axle seal may be torn or the internal carrier bearings are worn allowing the axle to sag and leaking the oil. The inner axle joint seal surface may also be scratched. You need to first try and...
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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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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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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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99 escort--smell gas inside car and trunk--dont see leaks--possible evap system problem?
Hi there. Typically when an EVAP system component fails or is damaged, it will cause performance problems, issues filling the fuel tank or other symptoms with the operation of the vehicle. If you are not having these problems, it's likely...

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