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Car surges at stop light
Hi There, What you are describing sounds like a dirty or faulty idle air control valve. The idle control valve reads the air intake into the throttle body and relays this information to the computer which then uses this information...
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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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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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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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I installed the engine but has no fire to injectors or coil pack. Changed the crank sensor and cam sensor. Checked timing belt and everything is all okay.
Check the spark plugs and see if there is park on them as the engine is cranked over. If there is spark, then the ignition coils is working. Check the fuel injectors and see if they are getting fuel to...
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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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1992 Ford Escort cooling fan not coming on
You will need to have the system scanned and diagnosed using a scanner that is capable to operate the fans with the scanner to test the PCM operation and to monitor the cooling system fan control switch and sensor. The...
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High idle after replacing fuel pump tps and air idle control valve
The first thing to do is to verify there are no vacuum leaks in the engine and verify the installation of the parts. Once this is done then disconnect the battery and then let sit for two minutes and reconnect...
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I Had a diagnostic test for Ford escort. What can I do about the Mass Air Flow sensor?
Hi there. You can remove and clean the Mass Air Flow sensor with an electrical cleaner that is non chlorinated. If the sensor is cleaned out and the light is still on, check the intake hoses from the sensor to...

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