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Just fitted replacement alternator,it has 3 terminals where original has 2. whats 3rd for. ford escort 98 diesel van 1.8

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YOU HAVE THE WRONG ALTERNATOR.ANY TIME YOU BUY ANOTHER ALTERNATOR IT SHOULD BE THE SAME WIRING HOOK UP.TAKE OLD ALTERNATOR PARTS PLACE SO THEY CAN MATCH THEM.THEY PROBABLY GIVE YOU ALTERNATOR FOR GAS ENGINE BY MISTAKE.

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Hi i have a 1999 escort van diesel the left side light keeps blowning fuses and i have no brake lights and the hand brake light stays on


Hi sounds like you have the usual escort van rear lamp nightmre start by removing the bulb holders in the rear lamps check where the wiring connecter conects to the lamp they should be clean and free of corrosion look for terminals that look black or have broken off the connecter this is so common there is a wiring repair kit available from ford to rectify this the other problem is with the bulb holders themselves should have two metal tags/contacts that pass power from the lamp to the bulbs these often corrode till theres nothing left replace them if they are like this also check you have got the right bulbs in the bulb holders they often get the wrong ones fitted causing all sorts of wierd back feeding problems to the electrical system the favourite is putting a two contact bulb in a single contact bulb holder this will cause nigthmares the other poular solution is to ditch the escort
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I just put in a new battery and alternator 12 days ago, today my escort 98 is powerless, no lights nothing, I also replaced the battery terminalsand the fuses are ok, what could it be, George


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Oct 07, 2010 | 1998 Ford Escort

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How do i change a alternator for a escort van 1.8 diesel van


This is for a 1999 1.8 Diesel 55 Escort Van.

You have to remove a few parts but its not a major dilema. Almost all work needs to be carried out from under the van, so it needs jacking up.

1. Disconnect battery. Loosen bolts on FR wheel, jack up high and take wheel off. MAKE SURE HANDBRAKE IS ON AND WORKING!!!

2. Inside the wheel arch is a cover that goes over the alternator, three bolts to remove.

3. From under the van you will see a tension wheel keeping the belt tight. It requires a star shaped fitting to loosen, if you dont have one you can use a small ratchet piece that grips it.

4. Once belt is loose remove the two nuts holding the tension wheel in place. Keep to one side and remember how it goes back.

5. You now have access to the three bolts holding the alternator in place. Its tight and a little tricky but persevere and they will come out.

6. Wiggle the old unit out, unbolt the two wires on the alternator, bolt back onto the new unit.

7. Do the rest in reverse. When putting tension back on the belt do not over tighten, belt should just feel firm.

Remember to connect the battery again! And use a volt meter to test battery. You should get around 14v with engine running.

Done.

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I need to replace the drive belt on my 98 Ford Escort ZX2 manual transmission and need a diagram and to know where the tensioner is located. It is a single belt.


There are 3 possbile diagrams, depending on whether it's equipped with AC and engine type. The 3 are listed below. Thank you for using Fixya and please remember to return to rate this answer.
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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)
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How much oil will a ford escort van 1.8 diesel


if you have the owners manual-look in the index for oil capacity, or fluid capacities. that should inform you of the oil type and capacity (if you change the filter as well, it will prob. take another half-quart or so. the manual should inform you.
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if memmory serves me correct

the three wires from old pump
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and glo rod power

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