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I have a 98 ford escort sport zx2 and i have no acceleration at all as of 2 days ago i changed the spark plugs the fuel filter and gave it a full oil change incl air filter i took it to auto zone and they hooked it up to check the codes and it said multiple misfire.must see manufaturer more assistance

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Hi,you need to have the fuel pressure tested,it may be low.autozone rents fuel pressure testers.if its not low run some lucas fuel treatment threw your fuel system to clean your injectors.Hope this helps you.Thank You for using fixya...iluv2fish...Ray...

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2002 ford escort zx2 replaced fuel filter, air filter, plugs, and MAS...why won't it stay running?


it could be down to your spark plug leads take the leads out one by one and get somebody to hold the lead to the engine [to earth it] NOT WITH YOUR HAND with something thats not conductive like something plastic then try starting the engine to see if a spark jumps from the lead and repeat this please dont do this with your hand its very dangerous enouf voltage to knock you out!

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Hello, HELP!! 2001 Escort ZX2. It wont starts. Spark at spark wires is OK. Fuel is there and you can smel fuel when I start the car. Looking down at the oil fill hole, the cam shaft rotae when starter is...


If I had 1 part to buy to try to fix this it would be a TPS. Throttle Position Sensor. This part should be on the side of the metal Airhorn which is after the Air filter ductwork. It has 2 bolts holding it on and 1 electric connector. The only tricky part to changing one is to line up the slot and groove it rides in before you tighten it.

The TPS matches the spark and the fuel to the gas pedal pressure and it acts like a Carburetor.

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1998 Ford Escort ZX2 lost power/shakes


The fuel filter should be replaced every 2 years. It is easy to do since it is on the firewall. You don't even have to get under the car. Low fuel pressure can cause the issues you described. A dirty air filter can do this as well as bad spark plug wires. These cars are picky about the type of spark plugs you use as well. None of the gimming (+2, +4, splitfire) plugs should be used. I've had best luck with Motorcraft and Autolite plugs.

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How do I change my oil on my 98 ford escort zx2


Try this.

On level ground, jack up the front of the car and support it with axle stands.

Get an open container that will take more than 5 ltrs.

Under the engine block you will find the sump.

On the sump you should find a 13mm nut, this is the drain plug.

Undo the drain plug and have the empty container directly below the sump plug.

Retain the sump plug and clean it with a rag.

When the oil has drained out of the sump, put back the plug making sure the washer is in good condition and the plug is tight.

Now unscrew the oil filter having the old oil container below the filter housing to catch any oil.

Wipe around the the filter housing to remove any and all old oil.

Now offer up the new oil filter but do not tighten.

If the new filter fits the oil filter housing, then remove it and lightly oil the rubber seal on the filter with clean oil.

Now refit the filter and tighten it up. Not too tight, you can do this by hand but get it as tight as you can.

Now lower the car to to the ground.

At the top of the engine you will find an oil filler cap. Undo this cap.

Now put in the new oil to just below the full mark on the dip stick. Let the oil drain through the engine to the sump for a couple of minutes before checking the oil level.

If the level is between 1/2 and full, replace the filler cap and start the engine.

Now look at the oil filter and the sump plug for any leaks. Also check around the oil filler cap for oil leaks and spillage.

With the engine turned off. Clean any oil spillages and tighten up the oil filter, sump and oil filler cap as required.

Now leave the oil to drain back to the sump for a few minutes.

Check the oil level and top up as required.

I find that it is best to top the oil up to just below the Max mark.

This should solve the problem.

Ray



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1998 ford escort sport engine started making a tapping noise and engine light started flashing. Had oil and water at normal level.
Car has 110,000 miles. Been serviced regularly!

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im not completly sure but it could be that ur air filter needs replacing.

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