Question about 2001 Ford Escort ZX2

Open Question

Ford Escort ZX2 dies and overheats.

I have a 2001 Ford escort I bought a few months ago. When I got it I knew it was about due for an oil change but since it has been dying and overheating Iam afraid to drive it to go get it checked out. It takes me about 10 mins to get to work after I drive it for a few minutes I can't stop without my air on or it dies. When I'm sitting at a stop light it shakes so hard it dies. But when I have the air on it overheats, does it without the air being on just not as fast. All I do is drive it to work and back home on the backroads due to all the problems. I need serious help so maybe I can find a small-time mechanic I can pay cheap to fix my car. Thank you in advance...

Posted by on

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
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.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

fastboyz
  • 674 Answers

SOURCE: 1999 Ford Escort idle problems

you need to look for a vacume leak thsi would also make your IAC valve go beyond range.good luck

Posted on Sep 12, 2008

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: how to change thermostat in 2001 ford escort zx2

the thermostat is on the front right side just below the air tube (which you have to remove) in a black hard plastic case. It is a PAIN IN THE ARSE to get to, it will have 2 sensors sticking out of it, on on the bottom, one on the side.

Posted on Oct 18, 2008

alicantecoli
  • 22095 Answers

SOURCE: timing belt diagram for 2001 ford escort zx2 dohc

cam shaft timing marks on back of cams ,two slots ,use a flat piece of metal to align .remove no1 spark plug and drop long thin screwdriver down it to bring piston just below tdc,then align cams so both cams are on the rock (valves closed) with knob on back cam aligning with pick up sensor left side between lobes.then bring piston up to tdc and fit belt.turn engine over twice with socket on bottom pulley to make sure no valves clear pistons.Remember to remove flat edge from back of cams i didnt last time and bent my home made tool

Posted on Jan 28, 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.

Ray



Posted on Aug 28, 2009

  • 21 Answers

SOURCE: Why does my car (2001 Ford Escort ZX2) shake very

This is a common complaint on thise vehicles. There is a TSB that involves replacing motor mount brackets and adjusting and neutralizing mounts,I have done this TSB several times. It will improve the issue but not eliminate it. Basically it is a characteristic of this vehicle. At the time Ford didnt have very good luck making the 4 cyl engines run smooth. The vibration wont affect the long term durability of the engine

Posted on Sep 26, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Diagram to put on an automotive v-ribbed belt on ford escort 2001 zx2


Click on the following direct Link. They have several diagrams for your Escort ZX2 Belts which will match your specific engine size and options ( AC/No AC etc). It also has several other diagrams for your future use.

Let me know if this helped....

For the 2001 Ford Escort ZX2:
http://www.2carpros.com/car_repair_information/year/2001/make/ford/model/zx2/2001_ford_zx2_drive_belt_routing_diagram.htm

Mar 19, 2010 | 2001 Ford Escort ZX2

1 Answer

2001 ford escort serpentine belt diagram routing


CLICK on the following LINKS. It has the Belt Diagrams you will need.


The two (2) Links below are for the Escort and the ZX2.

If you would: Before Clicking: Let me know if this helped you, or if you have any additional information or questions. Feel Free to contact me at FixYa.com!
For the Escort:
http://www.2carpros.com/car_repair_information/year/2001/make/ford/model/escort/2001_ford_escort_drive_belt_routing_diagram.htm
For the ZX2:
http://www.2carpros.com/car_repair_information/year/2001/make/ford/model/zx2/2001_ford_zx2_drive_belt_routing_diagram.htm

Mar 07, 2010 | 2001 Ford Escort ZX2

1 Answer

Need serpentine routing diagram for 2001 ford escort zx2


if there is no white label on top of the radiator guard,
If you buy your belt from Autozone the belt routing is on the package,If you already bought the belt you could always buy one from AutoZone and then return it after you use the routing.

Jan 23, 2010 | 2001 Ford Escort ZX2

1 Answer

Replaced the serpentine belt on my car 2001 Ford Escort ZX2 about a month ago and now it fell off and is not worn still new


Did you replace the ideler arm? see if you can wiggle any of the pullys if they move or have end play you will have to fix the pully to get the belt to saty on. be sure belt is on straight.

Aug 27, 2009 | 2001 Ford Escort ZX2

2 Answers

2000 ford escort zx2 will turn over but it won't start!! HELP!!


so you have spark is the rotor button truning when you crank the mtr over. sorry these may seem like mundane questions but this what i need to know. you stated that the timing belt was replaced has the vech ran seens the belt was replaced?

Dec 31, 2008 | 2001 Ford Escort ZX2

1 Answer

How to change thermostat in 2001 ford escort zx2


the thermostat is on the front right side just below the air tube (which you have to remove) in a black hard plastic case. It is a PAIN IN THE ARSE to get to, it will have 2 sensors sticking out of it, on on the bottom, one on the side.

Oct 04, 2008 | 2001 Ford Escort ZX2

1 Answer

2001 ford escort zx2


Yes this can cause smoking, the oil is coming up into air cleaner (you may need to change the air filter) through the crankcase breather, the solution drain out the excess oil, do this as soon as possible or you may damage the engine, the O2 sensors, and the Catalytic Converter.

Sep 04, 2008 | 2001 Ford Escort ZX2

Not finding what you are looking for?
2001 Ford Escort ZX2 Logo

Related Topics:

29 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75066 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22095 Answers

fordexpert

Level 3 Expert

5470 Answers

Are you a Ford Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...