Question about Ford Escort

1 Answer

Can't push in neutral

My escort has been sitting for about 10 months. something is keeping the wheels from turning, can we try giving it a tug to knock it loose? I'm giving it to someone and need to get it out of my driveway onto a flatbed

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 30 Answers

From sitting the brakes have probably rusted a little (lot) to the rotors One of my cars did this and I dragged it down the driveway until it finally gave way. I can't recommend that but you can disasemble the brakes and see if you can get the calipers moving and the pads loose.

Posted on Apr 02, 2014

5 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

fingaz22
  • 1068 Answers

SOURCE: I have a 92 e150 van with a V8 automatic

the throttle valve is stuck in the valve body. it is the valve connected to the cable that goes to the throttle body. changing fluid and using an additive for this symtom and a long drive to heat it up good to lossen it will help it. if you do the fluid change and drop the pan locate it by following that cable from throttle to transmission's side and see if you can move it free.

good luck man

Posted on Oct 25, 2009

Testimonial: "Great answer thanks a lot!"

T0Max
  • 32 Answers

SOURCE: My 91 Dodge Shadow locked up on me.

You're going to have to jostle that wheel pretty roughly from my experience...

If it's an Automatic Make sure you are truly in park or neutral before removing the key.

If it's a manual you might have to rack the release button harder then usual. My 90 can get finicky in the cold sometimes.

Posted on Mar 31, 2010

  • 104 Answers

SOURCE: The car whines when the wheel is turned. Leaking

power steering pumps is running low on power steering fluid. That leak is probably power steering fluid. Hopefully this helps

Posted on Apr 21, 2010

  • 242 Answers

SOURCE: I have a 94 camry

Yes sound like a timing belt problem, anyways if the problem is timing belt the car has to crank, if the car do not crank the engine is lockup.

Posted on Dec 23, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Dashboard says steering locked so starter does not work


What make ,year car ? You can try to disconnect the battery for 10 mins or so.. Reconnect and try it again.. Also foot on brake tug at wheel.. See if that helps

Sep 03, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

3 Answers

Cannot push button in on gear shift


You need to have someone or two to push the car to get the pressure off. If you are facing downhill have them push the front end, if uphill push the back. Release parking brake first because that will keep it from moving. After pushing a few inches you should be released and can shift but be carefull you don't run anyone over (go for neutral with foot on brake) Hope this helps.

Sep 21, 2008 | 1991 Ford Escort

1 Answer

My 2004 Santa Fe will not start steering wheel will not lock I wonder if that's the problem just started yesterday.


The wheel (all theft and safety) locks are connected to other components. They are on shifter, brake, and steering wheel. Try putting vehicle in neutral and with foot on brake see if it will start like that. It may just be a little off for wheel, brake, and shifter to mesh and lock up. They all have a say in how it goes. If vehicle is on hill of any kind it can keep locks from going, if wheel is turned to odd spot, or lock from shifter is off, they can all keep system from locking up. Would guess that it is not starting because one of the neutral safety switches is not engaged and wheel lock is kind of a side affect of this also. If you can take key out of ignition but wheel is not locked there is clearly an issue with the lock up system. But the wheel lock points are not at every inch of wheel turn. Sometimes you turn vehicle off with wheel at a point a little off from one of the holes and you just turn wheel a bit and lock will engage. But try starting in neutral - try moving shifter all the way back and then into park (with brake pushed) and see if they will get back in sync. You may have to push / roll vehicle a little to get weight off shifter and wheel, but if shifter moves from park with no brake, or key comes out with no wheel lock (or with shifter not in park) something in the 3 way lock system has come out of sync.

Feb 16, 2015 | 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe

3 Answers

Power steering issues


I'm going to agree with the rack conclusion. Keep in mind I can't see it for myself.
If you take the load off the front wheels, you should be able to turn the steering wheel without effort.
If the effort changes while turning the wheel, the only things affected would be the rack and the column.
If you notice it turns ok with the engine off but not with the engine running, it could be something with the pump or one of the lines, or still something with the rack.

Jul 05, 2012 | 2004 Ford Freestar

1 Answer

I have a 1997 Mercury Mountaineer. While driving STRAIGHT, not turning...there is a horrible grinding/rubbing sound coming from the driver side front tire. I had the wheel bearing replaced on the...


If its not the bearing and your Mercury is front wheel drive, it could be the "CV" joints.
It could be both....

Is the wheel rubbing the brake caliper?

Is something like the wheel well liner rubbing the tire(airflow pushing it into tire)?

Jack the tire off the ground and rotate it by hand. Push in & out at the top, sides, and bottom of the tire. Little or no play is considered acceptable. If you get a "clunking" sound and/or a lot of play the bearing(s) are bad. (If front wheel drive, chock rear tires, put transmission in neutral so you can rotate tire.)

Hope this helps.

Aug 06, 2011 | Mercury Mountaineer Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I have a good charge on the battery, and lights turn on as normal when I turn the key, but the engine will not turn over. Note: over the last several months, occasionally, I would have to push the shift...


There is a switch called the neutral lockout switch that has probably failed and needs to be replaced. This switch keeps you from being able to start the car in park. Try putting the transmission in neutral and see if it will start.

Jan 08, 2011 | Nissan Altima Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

2006 chevy colorado cranks over but wont start


2005 Colorado 4x4 stick shift – I had the same thing happen and it had to do with the passlock system – it will keep your truck from starting for approximately 10 minutes, yes you will have to wait and let it sit- if you try to start it will just turn over forever. On my truck the solution was to change my starting procedure, I now keep the truck in neutral-turn the key all the way for a few seconds and then push in the clutch- it starts every time. If you have an automatic I don’t know..

Oct 25, 2009 | 2006 Chevrolet Colorado

1 Answer

Whini.ng when in movement, doesn't whine when parked or neutral


It may not be your trans at all. Look in the wheel wells for any loose plastic panels/mud flaps that may be hitting the tire. Give a slight tug on those panels to see if they are loose. Many times a loose panel will only contact the wheel when there is air moving to push it into the tire.

Feb 21, 2009 | 2000 Chevrolet Blazer

1 Answer

Wont go into 4 wheel drive


For you to switch this vehicle from 4 wheel to 2 wheel or 2 to 4. You should follow these steps. TURN VEHICLE ON, PUSH ON BRAKE PUT VEHICLE IN NEUTRAL.STILL HOLDING BRAKE AND VEHICLE IN NEUTRAL PUT VEHICLE IN 4 wheel or 2 wheel if desired. IT SHOULD WORK. Good Luck

Dec 29, 2008 | 1991 Chevrolet S-10 Blazer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

43 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75822 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22156 Answers

fordexpert

Level 3 Expert

5501 Answers

Are you a Ford Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...