Question about 1997 Ford Escort

1 Answer

JUST PUT A NEW O RING IN EXHAUST SYSTEM BUT IT IS BLOWING ANY TIPS PLEASE

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Brigadier General:

    An expert that has over 10,000 points.

  • Master
  • 7,353 Answers

Maybe the cat converter is plugged. how does the engine run, is it somewhat low on power? has the ck engine light been on? if so have the converter checked. if the car runs rough, you also need to fix that otherwise it could damage the new converter.

Posted on Sep 24, 2009

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

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 there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this 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.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How much does it cost for the exhaust


Most after-market exhaust companies offer four types of components:
  1. Cat-back exhaust systems - anywhere from $300 to $1200 - The final cost will depend on steel thickness and type, as well as muffler quality.
  2. Axle-back exhaust systems - same as above
  3. High performance mufflers - $75-$300 - The quality of the muffler's materials inside, as well as the type of steel and thickness used, impact the final price.
  4. Exhaust system tips - $25-$150 per tip - Almost all cat-back or axle-back systems include a quality exhaust tip. However, if you're building your own system, you can purchase an exhaust tip to "dress up" your factory pipe.
The schematic below shows where the "cat" (a.k.a. catalytic converter) is in relation to the engine. While many companies sell high-performance catalytic converters, they are fairly expensive and usually don't restrict exhaust flow too much, so we're not going to worry about them here.
alt="Exhaust system schematic with notes">

This is a stylized schematic of an exhaust system.
On some vehicles, the muffler is mounted behind the rear axle. In this case, exhaust manufacturers sell "axle-back" systems. The only difference between a cat-back and an axle-back exhaust is the length of tubing - both include a new muffler. Therefore, there's not a lot of cost difference between the two. Both cat-back and axle-back systems include tubing, a muffler(s), and then all the hardware needed to mount the new system in place of the factory system. Most of the time, these systems use the factory exhaust hangers to make install as easy as possible.
Since a high-performance muffler is a part of a cat-back or axle-back exhaust system, buying a muffler by itself is usually the least expensive option in terms of parts cost. Keep in mind, however, that mufflers have higher labor costs. They're not necessarily less expensive by the time all the labor costs have been accounted for.
Muffler Only vs. Cat-back or Axle-back The biggest advantage in purchasing a full cat-back or axle-back system is that install is really simple. Many of these systems can be installed at home with basic tools. Conversely, installing a muffler at home may not be so simple - cutting and welding may be required. What's more, some after market mufflers require significant re-routing of your stock exhaust tubing...and that can get expensive very quickly.
The other advantage in a full cat-back or axle-back system is that they are often tuned to your specific vehicle and the included muffler(s). All things being equal, a cat-back or axle-back system will perform slightly better than a muffler only.
Stainless Steel vs Aluminized or Galvanized Steel The main difference between a stainless steel exhaust system and an aluminized or galvanized system is durability. Stainless systems will last a lifetime due to their ability to resist corrosion, with 200 300 series stainless systems being more resistant than 300 200 series systems (only the difference is slight). Some manufacturers will try and convince you that one type of stainless system (200, 300, or 400) has better sound quality than another, but there's no evidence we're aware of to support these claims. In fact, stainless steel tends to be slightly thinner than aluminizied steel. If anything, an aluminized system may have better sound quality.
Having said that, the muffler itself is the biggest factor in sound. The steel used in the system isn't as important as some make it out to be (at least in terms of sound quality).
When it comes to choosing between stainless and aluminized systems, it's important to consider your local environment. If you live in an area where corrosion risks are high (such as cold-weather areas that use salt to de-ice roadways), stainless steel may be a reasonable upgrade because it will resist rust. On the other hand, if your local environment is dry and the corrosion risks are low, the only reason to buy a stainless system is for looks.
Exhaust Tips There are probably thousands of different exhaust system tips available. Generally speaking, you get what you pay for. Stainless steel tips are very resistant to corrosion, but they don't shine up as nicely as chrome. Also, stainless steel tips are more likely to "blue", or change color during use. Titanium is also a material used to make exhaust tips - it's incredibly corrosion resistant, but just like stainless it's prone to blue during use. If you like the blue coloring, titanium is probably your best choice. If you want the shiny look, chrome is the way to go. If you want a tip that you can shine up every once in a while - but that's also resistant to the elements - stainless is a smart choice.
Exhaust System Labor Costs If you purchase a cat-back or axle-back exhaust system, labor costs are often very low. These systems bolt-on and use the existing factory hangers. In fact, many performance shops will install a cat-back exhaust system free of charge if you purchase it directly from them.
If you decide you want to purchase a muffler only, you'll want to get an install estimate from your local exhaust shop BEFORE you buy that muffler. Sometimes, installation is very straightforward and the cost is as little as $100. Other times, fabrication is required and the cost can be as high as $300 (or more). If the installation requires a lot of fabrication, you may be better off buying a cat-back or axle-back system instead.

Sep 16, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Just bought second hand ford focus 1.8 new exhaust but blowing sparks exhaust on way home? Guy says cos it's new


You have been conned . To blow sparks means that the exhaust gas temperature is excessive or that the cat converter is failing. Run the fault codes to ensure that the system is running as intended ( O2 and HO2s sensors) are ok and that the cat converter is working. BY the time the exhaust gas gets to the muffler the sparks would be out as the highest temperature is in the cat converter while the rest of the system is in a state if cooling down

Nov 13, 2014 | Ford Focus Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Hi i have a strong fuel smell from inside the cabin of my 2005 ford bantam 1.6 xl (rocam) i have checked everything from the seals on the injectors .to the fuel lines and even all the firewall grommets...


Hi Jacques,

Being fuel injected, it would be spraying out if it were an external leak from the fuel pipes as they run under pressure. If definitely a petrol smell, I would check the top of the fuel tank where the pump fits- is it worse / same with a full tank?

Not to question you but is it a fuel smell or an exhaust gas smell? Reason for my question is that the rocams have a common weak spot of the exhaust flange sealing ring where the exhaust front pipe meets the manifold. They become worn and porous and start blowing under load or when accelerating as the motor tips back.

I hope this helps!

Nov 11, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I have a 351 Windsor, when I put my hand to the exhaust tips the passenger side is blowing blazing hot strong exhaust, but the driver side is blowing cool weak exhaust. The truck will start, but will not...


Hello, I will try to answer this for you. Your truck must be one of the last models to use a Exhaust heat riser in the exhaust system. If you look at your Drivers side exhaust manifold you will see a flange at the end of this big exhaust pipe. There will be a spring and a metal pin protruding on one side of this large manifold.

Sometimes the spring and protrusion will be part of the exhaust manifold, and sometimes it will be a separate heavy metal ring with those parts on it. Either way, the function of this part is to block the exhaust on the Drivers side and to force the heat of the exhaust back to the engine. You need to make sure that this device will turn the shaft that the spring is connected to.

The spring on this device is suppose to expand when it gets hot and then close when it is cold. The internal flap will then move accordingly. At least that is the plan. It is common for the flap to seize. But you should know that part of the time, because of this part, there will be a difference in the right and left exhaust flow. If the flap is seized it can stall the engine at idle or low speeds.

Next, you might want to get a free scan at Autozone or Oreillys to check for additional problems.
I hope my solution helps you fix your truck.

Mar 09, 2011 | 1988 Ford F 150

2 Answers

My power steering seems to be hard to turn and when i opened the power steering cap the stuff inside looked light brown and foamy


You need to have your power steering system flushed and new fluid put in it. Let's hope you haven't burnt up the power steering pump. Very common on the taurus. The fluid gets smokin hot because of the pump being so close to the exhaust manifold.

Dec 19, 2009 | 2000 Ford Taurus

1 Answer

Steam and water coming out of my exhaust


Sounds like a cracked cyllinder head

Aug 25, 2009 | 1986 Mazda 626 Coupe

1 Answer

A/c not working


there may be a leak in the system.An a/c shop can put dye in the system to find the leak.It may be a bad o-ring

Sep 04, 2008 | 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee

3 Answers

1991 V.W. jetta 2.0 16v


If you facing a little black smoke along with it your engine is running a little rich. Black smoke indicates unburned fuel and this could cause a black stain and leading to test failure

Jul 06, 2008 | 1991 Volkswagen Jetta

Not finding what you are looking for?
1997 Ford Escort Logo

Related Topics:

32 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

79851 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22326 Answers

fordexpert

Level 3 Expert

5687 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...