Question about 1996 Ford Escort 4 Door
Got your response to my original question. Although I don't agree with your comments about burnt valves or broken rings. As I previously stated, car ran fine one day then the next it had loss of power. These conditions you stated would present themselves over a period of time, not immediately. With average compression of other three cylinders at about 155 psi I find it difficult to believe that these conditions could suddenly appear and cause a compression reading of "0". As for my understanding of a blown head gasket, isn't it a direct result of an overheated engine? I'm located in Mystic, CT., the last few days have been in the high 20's to low 30's. The car actually had been running cooler than normal when this condition occurred. Say for the sake of conversation, a blown head gasket could be the culprit, what would be your suggestion to CONFIRM this condition?
I would suggest you remove the spark plug wire one at a time and if the car really miss bad take that plug out and screw in a compression tester and that will tell you if you have a bad head or not also make sure from auto zone or napa if you do not have a repair manuel what the compression should be
Posted on Jan 03, 2009
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Oct 20, 2012 | Cars & Trucks
Aug 21, 2011 | 1988 Ford Escort EXP
Jun 20, 2011 | 1996 Ford Probe
Jan 14, 2011 | 1989 GMC Sierra
Apr 15, 2010 | 1998 Ford Escort
Mar 10, 2010 | 1996 Ford Escort 4 Door
Oct 07, 2009 | 1992 Ford Taurus
Sep 23, 2009 | 1995 Ford Escort
177 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: