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Pull the codes. Start from there. Could be the crank sensor, coils, or the engine is just old and tired.

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Sep 01, 2014

Could be a worn or rough crankshaft surface.

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Aug 27, 2014

Being ripped off is slang for Fraud,

which is a crime,when you take money

& do not provide any service

So you not being ripped off

Sounds like you have a coolant system problem

An electrical problem

A transmission problem

& several other problems

Get rid of it

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Aug 18, 2014

92 octane would do the trick

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Aug 17, 2014

Check for vacuum leaks, And check around throttle body. To find a leak around throttle body, Start vehicle and spray carb cleaner around the tb. Especially around the gaskets. If engine flairs up, then thats your problem area.

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Aug 13, 2014

Buy one from salvage and replace it. Most are easy to pull off, often held in place by 3 medium sized screws. Also buy a new resistor pack for the heater circuit. About $10 or $15. That should give you back all speeds on the blower. To find it, just follow the wire from the blower connector back towards the blower switch. It should be close to the blower motor and under the dash, and screwed into the heater case where it can be cooled by air blowing through the heater case.

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Aug 13, 2014

With out seeing it its not simple to answer.
Maybe if not sure drop in at your local mechanic
here are a few photos
Hope it helps.

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Aug 11, 2014

Is the transmission for REAL locked in "Park"? You may need to pull apart the steering column to verify the interlock linkage between the shifter lever and the key cylinder.

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Aug 08, 2014

Should be in the fuse box in the engine compartment.

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Aug 04, 2014

If the speedometer works but the odometer does not, the problem is inside the speedometer. Probably a stripped gear.

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Aug 04, 2014

depends on the quality but around 150 lbs would pull it up

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Aug 03, 2014

timing needs to be set at TDC. ( Top dead center)
need to take out your number one spark plug and manually rotate engine ( the way it turns when running)
when your piston is at top,
That's where your timing mark is to fire on the first cylender.
Good luck.........

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Aug 02, 2014

This is because of the problem with the clutch. So you better consult a technician to fix it up

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Jul 29, 2014

Are plug wires connected in the right firing order to the plugs? Also are the spark plugs gap correct? Was vehicle running rough before tune up or only after?

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Jul 27, 2014

gear shift lock solenoid faulty or fuse blown. should be a manual override button on the console

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Jul 22, 2014

The Powertrain Control Module (PCM) detects the engine operating and driving conditions, along with the exhaust gas oxygen content. Various switches, sensors and components provide the PCM with information which allows it to control the air/fuel ratio (mixture), emissions and drivability.

To get to the PCM you would have to remove the parking brake and shift consoles and then the gearshift knob and and boot...I know, GREAT place to put a part needing to be serviced!

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Jul 20, 2014

Hi Demetris, I'm glad to help!

Sometimes but not always, the piece on the brake pedal that touches the brake light switch to turn off the light will get bent away from the switch so its not touching it. Check to see if it is touching the switch, pull the pedal toward you and see if the lights go out. If they do go out then 2 things may have happened. (1) The metal bracket is bent and not touching, which you can bend back into place. (2) Some vehicles have what you call a return spring that connects to the dash and runs to the pedal to pull it back toward you to turn off the lights. If you see a spring dangling under the dash, then you'll need to replace that spring. Hope this helps and have an awesome day Demetris.

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Jul 19, 2014

Assume you are asking about the thermostat. You can find it by tracing the radiator hose to where it connects on the intake manifold. The piece it connects to is the thermostat housing. The thermostat lives inside that housing.

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Jul 18, 2014

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