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Zetec engine problem

I own a ford escort 1.6 16valve the year is 1996 and it has a lumpy idle excessive fuel consumption and missfires on accelaration could this be a sticking valve please help.

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  • luke berrow Jul 29, 2008

    I will try this and let you know if it is any help thanks for your response.

  • luke berrow Jul 29, 2008

    i've given it a complete oil change and changed the oil filter and the spark plugs and it seems to pick up a lot better on pull off and whilst in motion but at stand still it still seems to miss causing a juddering but i still think it is a valve but also is'nt firing on all four.

  • Anonymous Sep 10, 2008

    Hi! Have a Y reg v-tec(1.8) which seems to be miss-firing on a regular basis,very annoying to say the least.

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Ensure that 5w30 grade oil is used. the 1997 Escort was recalled for faulty exhaust cam followers.have yours checked out for compliance

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Try adding half a litre of tranny fluid to your engine oil sometimes that will help clean them out and free them up

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Is this a ford 1.6 zetec engine or that big 2+ litre american thingy?

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Bad fuel economy and lumpy idling - possibly causes


<p><b><u><span>Excessive fuel consumption and 'lumpy' idling engine</span></u></b><br /> <p><b><span>Possible faults:-</span></b><br /> <p><b><u><br /></u></b><br /> <p><b><u><span>Coolant sensor </span></u></b><span><span> </span>- engine is signaled as being 'cold' all the time, not just at start up, causing ECU to set longer injection cycle </span><br /> <p><span><span>&oslash;<span> </span></span></span><span>Low coolant level can prevent sensor being able to detect coolant temperature</span><br /> <p><span><span>&oslash;<span> </span></span></span><span>Faulty 'open' thermostat allows coolant to circulate without regulation and perhaps prevents the engine from achieving normal running temperatures.</span><br /> <p><span> </span><br /> <p><b><u><span>FPR</span></u></b><span> - broken diaphragm allows fuel to enter the vacuum line and then into the inlet manifold. Additional source of fuel makes the fuel air mix richer causing a faster and lumpy idle.</span><br /> <p><span> </span><br /> <p><b><u><span>Vacuum leak </span></u></b><span>- 'high oxygen' signal from O2 sensor causes ECU to set longer injection cycle.</span><br /> <p><span> </span><br /> <p><b><u><span>O2 sensor</span></u></b><span> - 'high oxygen' sensor error causes ECU to set longer fuel injection cycle</span><br /> <p><span> </span><br /> <p><b><u><span>MAF</span></u></b><span> - 'over reads' in error the amount of air entering causing ECU to set longer fuel injection cycle </span><br /> <p><span> </span><br /> <p><b><u><span>IAT</span></u></b><span> - 'under reads' in error the temperature of incoming air causing ECU to set longer fuel injection cycle</span><br /> <p><span> </span><br />

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Excessive fuel consumption on 2.0 litre zetec [2000] .Only getting about 26 mpg.


i would not consider that excessive,,,thats good,ALOT of MPG has to do with driving habits,,,also depends if the gas you are using has ethanol in it,that decreases gas miles but bruns better higher rating

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Engine idle/running speeds sometimes excessive


You have a throttle problem (it gets stuck) take it to a mechanic and have it cleaned and greased up and that should solve your problem.

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Engine runs on when driving along


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Engine dieing


Sounds like bad carbon build up, have you tryed using fuel injection cleaner yet? Because of the buildup, I would suggest putting it in with only a half a tank (to get a higher concentration of cleaner vers fuel). Once in, run it down the highway (the cleaner works best when the engine is hot) until you are almost out of gas, then fill it up and add another bottle of injector cleaner (alway add the injector cleaner after filling as the cleaner will foam if added before and this will lead to gas spillage at the pumps). Run the car normally. If it is just carbon, by you next tank of gas the problem should be solved. As pervention, I recomend using fuel injection cleaner every 4 tank fulls (for most people it works out to about once a month).

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Engine idles lumpy - why?


1.6 zetec surely ,for this year

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Ford tick over problem


Hi there!

A few more things to check for you.-

A vacuum leak in any of the vacuum hoses will cause the ECU to make random guesses at what's going on.

Have you replaced plugs recently - or at all? This is probably the main cause - and certainly worth a try.

Fuel filter should be replaced at recommended intervals - about 3 years.

Clean your leads and HT gear really well with a degreasant. Any losses will be more noticable at tickover than high revs.

Lastly.........wear on cam lobes or timing belt.

Hope it's cheap for you!
Please spare a moment to rate as fixya! if any of this information proves useful. Thanks (I don't get paid for this)

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