Question about 1998 Ford Escort
Same thing happened on my 1998 escort lx, same trans as yours if you have an automatic like mine. Anyway my problem was I had to take out the old speed vehicle sensor, which is an electronic item, so don't be looking for any spinning cables like in the old days. It is located between the engine and firewall held in by one bolt if I remember and of course it is a knuckle scraper getting it out! When I took it out there was a plastic gear at the end of it that did not turn freely. The new one was about 50 dollars and the gear would spin freely at the bottom of the sensor. I put it in and it worked fine.
Posted on Apr 17, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Yes, All the years of the ZX2 utilize the same engine. 1998-2003 are all the same except for ECU programing and the MAF wiring. You should not have a problem.
Posted on Jul 31, 2009
the fuel sender unit is a float system, sounds like the float has a hole in it, and has fuel inside, therefore the float will not rise to the top when the tank is full...
disconnect battery..locate sender unit on top of fuel tank,,( usually located under rear seat )....remove the float and clean thoroughly....then repair hole
Posted on Aug 02, 2009
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.
I know this is not the answer you were hoping for but it is the only answer to give. Please rate the quality of the answer as this way we know your answer was correct. Please just ask if you need further help. Thank You for using Fix Ya. Roger
Posted on Sep 09, 2009
If there is no diagram on the underside of your hood, or around the engine compartment, just wrap it around the crankshaft, and work your way around the pulleys, going flats to flats, ribs to ribs. There may be a couple of combinations, but you'll get it.
Posted on Nov 13, 2009
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