Question about 1998 Ford Escort
My wife was stoped at a light , and when she took off the car died, sounds like the timming is off ,but I checked timming belt, it was replaced not long ago, its getting fire and its getting fuel.think maybe the cam shaft sensor went out, or mabe another sensor. PLEASE HELP
As I stated, I've seen this issue personally over 50 times on escorts, and your cylinder head is dead. I knew you would have almost zero, or zero compression on at least 1 cylinder. Your valve seats on that cylinder have broken out of your cylinder head, and have dropped the metal shavings on to your piston. Therefore, your valve cannot seat on the cylinder head (it's a wide open hole), and you have no compression on that cylinder.
"You can fix this engine" if you have the time, and want to drop a few hundred dollars on parts. You do not have to remove the engine to fix it, all parts are accessible while the engine is in the vehicle.
You will need a new ($1000.00 or more), or used ($100.00 at a junk yard) cylinder head. I personally would also replace the piston on that cylinder, but I've seen it done without replacing the piston as well.
If you choose to fix this engine, I will guide you through the process, just post another comment, and we'll go from there.
Posted on May 26, 2009
You will have to pull the head off and check the pistons and valves,get back to me if you need more help, please rate my fix as i strive to be the best
Posted on May 26, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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