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Both turn signals on my 1998 Ford Escort zx2 don't flash.

Both turn signals on my 1998 Ford Escort zx2 suddenly stopped working. How do I fix this problem?

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The 98 Escort is actually a Mazda 323 with Ford trim. It uses a solid state flasher relay for both turn signals and hazard lights.
The relay is behind the speedometer. My guess is the relay has died.
You can look it up online or check with your local auto parts store to get a visual.

Posted on Jan 15, 2013

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SOURCE: diagram to fix the timing belt on a 1998 ford

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SOURCE: routing of serpentine belt for ford escort zx2

Click on the link below, Enter the year,make,model, and engine. You will get a page with a link to the diagram you need under the part number.
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SOURCE: need belt routing for a 1998 Ford Escort ZX2

Call a Ford parts dept and ask them if you can get a routing diagram they can fax or pick it up thats the best way label take weeks to get in so do that and keep the copy in your car file Please rate my response thank you very much

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SOURCE: where can i find the timing marks on 1998 ford escort zx2 ?

Hello pamgolmon: My name is Roger and i will answer your question. The 2-0 dual cam engine is a interference engine. This means if the engine jumps time at the timing belt. It will bend the valves. As for the timing marks on the camshafts. Their are no marks to be located. To set the timing marks on this engine requires special tools. This makes it expensive for not only the do it yourself mechanic but also the repair shops also. If the valves were bent you must pull the head for the repairs also.
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SOURCE: belt routing diagram 98 zx2 2.0

1) Start with the alternator.
2) Forward to the smooth idler
3) Forward to power steering
4) Down to A/C compressor
5) Back to crank pulley
6) Forward around tensioner
7) Back glancing off of water pump
8) Back glancing off of ribbed idler
9) Up around alternator (where you started)
Good luck!

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The left turn signal on my 1998 ford escort zx2 stays on when I turn the headlights on


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