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My 98 ford escort check coolant light is on a nd it sounds like the motor is still running when i turn it off

It smellls like its going to over heat but the temp gage staYS AT 1/2 WAY .

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An engine that stays running "dieseling" after you turn off the key would be running hot. Check the coolant level in the overflow bottle when the car is cold and top it up. You will likely have to do this more than once to get the level back to where it should be, so check it for a few days and top up as until it stays full. Hope this helps.

Posted on Feb 21, 2012

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SOURCE: Immobiliser for 98 Ford Escort

read my posting and it will show you,,,this is for a petrol version if its a diesel get back to me for different instructions

Posted on Jun 09, 2009

SOURCE: how do I change my oil on my 98 ford escort zx2

Try this.

On level ground, jack up the front of the car and support it with axle stands.

Get an open container that will take more than 5 ltrs.

Under the engine block you will find the sump.

On the sump you should find a 13mm nut, this is the drain plug.

Undo the drain plug and have the empty container directly below the sump plug.

Retain the sump plug and clean it with a rag.

When the oil has drained out of the sump, put back the plug making sure the washer is in good condition and the plug is tight.

Now unscrew the oil filter having the old oil container below the filter housing to catch any oil.

Wipe around the the filter housing to remove any and all old oil.

Now offer up the new oil filter but do not tighten.

If the new filter fits the oil filter housing, then remove it and lightly oil the rubber seal on the filter with clean oil.

Now refit the filter and tighten it up. Not too tight, you can do this by hand but get it as tight as you can.

Now lower the car to to the ground.

At the top of the engine you will find an oil filler cap. Undo this cap.

Now put in the new oil to just below the full mark on the dip stick. Let the oil drain through the engine to the sump for a couple of minutes before checking the oil level.

If the level is between 1/2 and full, replace the filler cap and start the engine.

Now look at the oil filter and the sump plug for any leaks. Also check around the oil filler cap for oil leaks and spillage.

With the engine turned off. Clean any oil spillages and tighten up the oil filter, sump and oil filler cap as required.

Now leave the oil to drain back to the sump for a few minutes.

Check the oil level and top up as required.

I find that it is best to top the oil up to just below the Max mark.

This should solve the problem.


Posted on Aug 28, 2009

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SOURCE: i have a 98 ford escort zx2 fuel gauge, and tach

check youre fuses first,check in the fuse panel for dash fuse.that will help you.

Posted on Feb 03, 2010

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SOURCE: how to install a coolant temp sensor in a 1995

Never open, service or drain the radiator or cooling system when hot; serious burns can occur from the steam and hot coolant. Also, when draining engine coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are attracted to ethylene glycol antifreeze and could drink any that is left in an uncovered container or in puddles on the ground. This will prove fatal in sufficient quantities. Always drain coolant into a sealable container. Coolant should be reused unless it is contaminated or is several years old.

  1. Locate the coolant temperature sending unit on the engine.
  2. Disconnect the sending unit electrical harness.
  3. Drain the engine coolant below the level of the switch.
  4. Unfasten and remove the sending unit from the engine.
  5. If the same sender is to be replaced, remove and discard the O-ring. To install:
  6. If reusing the old sender, install a new O-ring.
  7. Coat the new sending unit with Teflontape or electrically conductive sealer.
  8. Install the sending unit and tighten to 18–22 ft. lbs. (25–29 Nm).
  9. Attach the sending unit's electrical connector.
  10. Fill the engine with coolant.
  11. Start the engine, allow it to reach operating temperature and check for leaks.
  12. Check for proper sending unit operation.
2.0L SOHC Engines
  1. Disonnect the negative battery cable.
  2. If equipped, raise the car and remove the left-hand splash shield bolts.
  3. Loosen the petcock and partially drain the radiator.
  4. Lower the car, locate the sender and unplug its electrical connection.
  5. Unscrew the sender counterclockwise and remove it from the engine. Fig. 1: Unscrew the coolant temperature sender to remove it 90982g26.gif
    To install:
  6. Install the sender and tighten it to 13–17 ft. lbs. (17–24 Nm).
  7. Attach the sender electrical connection.
  8. If equipped, raise the car and install the left-hand splash shield bolts.
  9. Lower the car and fill the cooling system.
  10. Connect the negative battery cable.
2.0L DOHC Engines
  1. Disonnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Loosen the petcock and partially drain the radiator.
  3. Locate the sender and unplug its electrical connection.
  4. Unscrew the sender counterclockwise and remove it from the engine. Fig. 2: On 2.0L DOHC (VIN 3) engines, tighten the coolant temperature sender to 89–124 inch lbs. (10–14 Nm) 90982g27.gif
    To install:
  5. Install the sender and tighten it clockwise to 89–124 inch lbs. (10–14 Nm).
  6. Attach the sender electrical connection and fill the cooling system.
  7. Connect the negative battery cable.
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Posted on Jul 07, 2010

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SOURCE: how to install a coolant temp sensor in a 1995 ford escort

The coolant temperature switch and fan control switch are located sie by side, mounted in the steel portion of the heater hose that runs from the thermostat housing to the firewall, it is underneath the air intake tube and the ignition coil pack, mounted to the back of the cylinder head. Either drain out some coolant or be very quick, and you can unplug and unscrew each switch from the hose and replace it with a new one. Make sure the engine is cold. After replacing make sure to check the coolant level add as neccessary. The single wire connector switch is for the guage, and the other is for fan control. Hope this helps, let me know.

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