Question about 2001 Ford Escort ZX2

2 Answers

2001 Ford Escort ZX2 - battery light came on, loss of power steering then temperature started to go up. Got it home, temperature by then went to Cold. Any thoughts?

Posted by on

  • Greg McCarthy Sep 28, 2010

    It sounds like the serpentine belt broke or the tensioner failed.It charges the battery by use of the alternator(caused battery light)and powers the power steering.It also controls the coolant system(overheat).I do not know what you mean by temperature by though.Also controls A/C and interior heat,power brakes.So some of the problems you described are linked to 1 thing,the belt or tensioner.However,there are a couple which are also that you did not mention.If your belt is not broke,let me know and I will tell you how to check the tensioner.Good luck! Greg

  • bcrankshaw Sep 28, 2010

    Thanks for your quick reply. It is on my daughter's car and I'll get to take a closer look at it in a couple of hours. I'll let you know what I find. Thanks again.

×

Ad

2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Ford Master
  • 2,019 Answers

Do NOT drive a car when a warning light comes on!

The most likely was you threw the alternator belt.
But that also powers the water pump.
So you badly over heated it.
When the water is no longer pumped, it will boil out the overflow.
The gauge will read cold, but the engine is smoking.
But now let it cool off naturally.
Rapid cooling is bad also.
Then refill the coolant with 50/50 mix, check for anything frozen, like alternator or water pump, that could have caused the last belt to fail. If you don't find anything wrong, then change the belt and hope for the best.

If you blew the head gasket from overheating, you will find an increasing loss of coolant or overheating, rough running, water in the oil, or oil in the water.

Posted on Sep 28, 2010

Ad
  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Top Expert:

    An expert who has finished #1 on the weekly Top 10 Fixya Experts Leaderboard.

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

  • Ford Master
  • 5,332 Answers

Did you check the serpentine belt to see if it was broken?

Posted on Sep 28, 2010

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,
a 6ya Mechanic 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 repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Mechanic (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have a 2001 Ford Escort ZX2 High pitched sqealing niose after starting (while idling)..then, when I put it in reverse,there was a quet thunk and the battery symbol came on. I shut it off and restarted,...


The squeeling was most likely caused by the ac compressor,or other component siezing. This caused the serpintine belt to break ,That was the thunk

Nov 29, 2010 | Ford Escort Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Need 2001 ford escort zx2 DOHC engine information, belt diagrams


The tensioner is between the a/c compressor and crank pulley, below the power steering pump. Use a 13 mm wrench to 'tighten' the bolt in the center of the pulley and it'll move to release tension off the belt.

Jan 25, 2010 | 2001 Ford Escort ZX2

3 Answers

Loss of power steering and battery light is on


i would say look at belt and make sureoon or if it is the tensioner is holding tension.

Jun 25, 2009 | 2000 Ford Escort

1 Answer

Leaking power steering fluid


u might need a power streering pump or a new line i have to replace my line there like 30 but the pump is like 110 its not to bad though

Jan 05, 2009 | 2001 Ford Escort ZX2

1 Answer

What's the minimum cost to fix a 2001 ford escort power steering leak?


There's always Lucas power steering stop leak, but personally I'd prefer to fix leak properly.

Jan 05, 2009 | 2001 Ford Escort ZX2

1 Answer

Power steering fluid leak after $200 repair day earlier...???


sure the hose could be leaking, these are the kind of problems that arise in the auotmotive feild of repairs. take a can of brake clean mabey two and clean the area of good , let it run to find your leak rember make sure the fluid is full and overfluid good luck kdc744

Dec 29, 2008 | 2001 Ford Escort ZX2

2 Answers

The battery light , no heat, no power steering 01 escort


You broke your serpentine belt. These are cheap and easy to replace for the most part. Usually you can do them yourself.

Sincerely,

JC

Nov 15, 2008 | 2001 Ford Escort ZX2

Not finding what you are looking for?
2001 Ford Escort ZX2 Logo

696 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

77514 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22306 Answers

fordexpert

Level 3 Expert

5627 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...