98 ford escort se P0171 error code
Jeff Lindsey I have a 98 ford escort zx2 that had that same CEL (Check Engine Light) come one... Here is what it ended up being with mine I would go to your local parts store like auto zone or Napa Auto parts and purchase the Oxygen sensor, an oxygen sensor socket and the location of the sensor that you need to replace if you have the 2.0L DOHC engine like I have is on the front of the engine located just below the manifold cover you have to remove the fan cover from the radiator, remove the intake manifold cover its a little aluminum shield and then you will see the oxygen sensor
I strongly suggest to do this when the car is not hot. Just be careful to not burn yourself on the cover.
Its a very easy task to do. I did it on mine.
parts cost about 60 dollars or something like that socket was like 7 dollars and a normal 3/8 drive ratchet and a normal socket, also maybe a wrench set if you would like.
hope that helps.
Zx2 owner with 208K original miles.
Aug 25, 2012 |
1998 Ford Escort