Question about 1996 Ford Escort 4 Door

4 Answers

N reg ford escort zetec engine coolant leak problem

Hi I have a massive water leak but cant find where its coming from. Its pouring down the engine block but cant pinpoint where as access is very limited. Its at the timing belt end where I think the water pump may be but not sure. Any advice on how to fixed this and where it could be coming from.

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • cath64 Jul 14, 2008

    i have a water leak and dont know whether to buy a new radiator

  • Anonymous Jan 20, 2009

    Alsmost certainly the water pump, cos u cannot see it until you remove the cambel covers. mine had actulally rotted a hole in the pump intake pipe

  • jmm0254 May 02, 2009

    Can anyone provide the instructions for removal/replacement of the water pump on a 2001 Ford Focus 16V Zetec? I would like to be directed to or receive directions on how to replace the water pump on this vehicle. Thanks


4 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers

You could do with the timeing belt caseing off,then just clean round the water pump houseing.then just turn the car over and let it tick over and just look for were it starts to run out,good luck

Posted on Jul 16, 2008

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Dont get a new car, water pump gone get a new one £25 squid, just done mine, same problem

Posted on Nov 24, 2008

I would buy a new car lol if i had any money :-(

Posted on Sep 15, 2008

Get a new car lol

Posted on Sep 14, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert 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 repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


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



Related Questions:

1 Answer

What is causing coolant loss ON 2002 FORD ESCORT ZX2

Did you check the front floor board,heater core could be leaking?

May 24, 2015 | 2002 Ford Escort

1 Answer


I would wait for the milage recommendation. (Unless of course you have an oil or coolant leak that is getting on your timing belt) When you do replace it though, have the tensioner and idler pulleys replaced also. The whole deal can be had as a kit.

Sep 24, 2011 | 1999 Ford Escort

1 Answer

Cant get the water out what could i be over looking

have you undone all the bolts ,is this a zetec engine or the american 2lt type engine

Aug 01, 2010 | 1998 Ford Escort

1 Answer

How to find thermostat in 2000 ford escort

Fig. The bolt location for the water thermostat


- Disconnect the battery ground cable.
- Drain the engine coolant to a point below the water thermostat.
- Disconnect the connector from the camshaft position sensor.
- Remove the bolts and move to one side the water hose connection.
- Remove the water thermostat and seal from the water thermostat housing.


Hope helps (remember rated this help) Good luck.

Jan 04, 2010 | 2000 Ford Escort

1 Answer

No hot air lack of coolant and topped up with water and started working again on ford mondeo 18.o zetec. Next few days same thing no sign of leek but last time needed new hose ,as big hole in it wonder if...

If you are losing coolant, more than likely you have a leak somewhere. a small leak can be almost impossioble to find without putting the coolant sytem under pressure. Unfortunately, if you cant find the leak yourself you will probably have to take your vehicle to a shop. A prssure test will probably run you between 25.00 and 40.00 depending on the shop.

Dec 11, 2009 | 2001 Ford Escort ZX2

1 Answer

Will a m reg starter motor fit a n reg its for a mondeo

same motor ,evan a focus or escort will fit as well ,providing its a a zetec engine

Nov 22, 2009 | 1996 Ford Explorer

1 Answer

Coolant from bottom of engine

the coolant is probably coming from your water pump and leaking down the block try to see if it is wet behind the water pump if so you need to have it changed or one of your hose clamps that connect to your heater core may be loose

Oct 26, 2009 | 2001 Ford Escort ZX2

1 Answer


When this light comes on, it'll either have to do with the coolant or the transmission. You said that your car picks up speed very slowly and will shut off on you as well. When this light comes on, it also means you're only running on two of your four cylinders. Your car is cycling this way in order to prevent further damage to your engine / transmission.

Check your coolant system for low coolant, or a potential leak. Transmission will be trickier to tackle.

Have you actually taken it to a Ford dealership as I think this light is only for their system to pick up, or just to local garages like Walmart and Autozone.

Sep 21, 2009 | Ford Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Smoke from exhaust

Hi there,
The most common concensus with white smoke is coolant leaking into some where in the combustion chamber as in head gasket, however you have said its not.
turbos unless there is massive internal damage usually blow out black/grey sooty smoke.
Is there bearing noise in the turbo at all? or Loss of boost?
If so it could be early indication of the turbo failing.
I would reccomend goign to a mechanic and having a leak down test perfomormed. Sometimes called a compression test. Or you could buy a decent compression tester and check it yourself.
IT coudl also mean tha tna oil seal is blown or leaking
Check your coolant resivour to see if there is any oil in there and check you oil dipstick to see if it is milky or off colour. Generally if there is either of these two it means that there is some \sort of leak between the two systems Oil and coolant.
Anotehr common problem with these engines is a crack or warped head itself.
However if your sure its not either of the above it could possibly be water getting into the combustion chamber via the injectors as in dirty fuel, however you would notice knocking and predetonation/ pinging surely. and generally the car woudl be running really rough.
Make sure you keep a good eye on the coolant level as if it runs out it will surely kill your turbo friend.
Hope this helps you out there,

Apr 03, 2009 | 2000 Ford Escort

1 Answer

Engine runs on when driving along

Sounds like the choke is sticking on, that would also explain the heavy fuel consumption

Dec 01, 2008 | 1992 Ford Escort 4 Door

Not finding what you are looking for?
1996 Ford Escort 4 Door Logo

Related Topics:

261 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts


Level 3 Expert

74418 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22082 Answers


Level 3 Expert

5433 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides