Question about 1997 Ford Escort
I recently completely rebuilt and replaced the engine in my 1997 escort with a engine from a 1998 escort. On the new engine the only part I did not use was the knock sensor. Within 1 hour of driving the new engine, the check engine light came on. I used my scanner to diagnose the code, and it was the oxygen sensor. I replaced both oxygen sensors and had no trouble with them since. A few days later, my speedometer started acting funny, it caused the car to shift with irregular patterns and again triggered the check engine light. I used my scanner to diagnose the trouble code, and it gave me the code P0500 which is the speed sensor. I replaced the speed sensor with a brand new one, and the speedometer is still not working, and the shift patterns are still irregular. It is a automatic transaxle. Anyone have a solution to this one?
Well our escorts are built in liverpool uk and valencia here in spain,and if this is the problem with the autos many thanks for the info as it always comes in handy providing that i can remember it all .When you are a general mechanic like myself and not a dealer only so to speak ,then you have to fault find as you go along and work from basics.Now this is all very well on older vehicles but some of these new ones i cant evan change a battery without the immobiliser cutting in.Some of the newer mercs and VWs i cant evan change the oil or the brake pads without the immobiliser coming on.Also please dont mention the real bane of my life -----RENAULTS---and encrypted software .How these cars do in the states where the OBDII plug is connected into the car to test the emmisions ,with their renault only plug connector layout and encrypted software that would do mossad or the cia proud i can only wonder ??
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