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1998 ford escort zx2 cut off will not start

Was driving vehicle, the engine cut off rolled to a stop will not restart. checked for codes none found. no prior problems with car

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Sounds electrical. Check battery, spark leads, distributor etc.,
OR fuel management- throttle sensor etc
Must be some codes..go to Pep Boys and have them stick the handheld diagnostic computer on it. Free service.

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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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All of Ford's belt driven engines are non-interference with the exception of the 3.0L villager which was really a nissan.

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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.
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

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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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SOURCE: need belt diagram for a 1998 ford escort zx2

Here it is. 13mm wrench to rotate tensioner

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