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My 2001 Escort, 70k runs great but a definate vibration at the steering wheel. I notice it more when cold andwhen it warms up it is not as bad but still noticable vibration at the steering wheel. Sometimes at a stop light it will idle rough and the sometimes it idles smoother. I had a 99 and had the same problem. Was told by a Ford mechanic that all escorts idle rough. Who would buy this car new with a rough idle when they test drove it?

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That mechanic wasn't lying. I currently own three of them and I know a lot of people that own them and they all have a rough idle. The engines are internally balanced and they don't have dampeners, so you get the engine vibration transferred to the car and that is what you are feeling.

Posted on Jan 15, 2011

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    Brad Kirby Feb 05, 2011

    See, this is why I hate answering free questions. You get good and free advice and then you leave low ratings. Not only did I share my personal experience, I also told you why it vibrates the way it does and you still only found that 'somewhat helpful'?

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    david_wise48 Oct 06, 2012

    Rebecca is the idle is supposed to be hard then, okay. I was thinking the ****** had to be changed, u just saved some big cash . Thank you

  • Brad Kirby
    Brad Kirby Oct 08, 2012

    You should try out Team ZX2 dot com for more info about the Escort and ZX2.

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I had a problem, but when I resealed the vaccine hoses, the vibrations went away, as for idling up and down, berry common in escorts.

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