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IS IT CARBY IF SO PUT CAP FULL OF FUEL IN TOP OF CARBY IF THAT WORKS TAKE OF FUEL LINE AND CHECK NEEDLE N SEAT IF ITS FUEL INJECTED TAKE OF FUEL LINE TO SEE IF FUEL PUMPS OUT IF YOU HAVE ELEC FUEL PUMP IT MAY ME THAT AS WELL CHEERS

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Oct 10, 2017


could just be some water in fuel line has slightly blocked your filter again -you could change it out or try to restart and get it running for a while-may do the trick

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Sep 24, 2017


Sounds very serious.
When you drove your car without coolant, it overheated the engine and may have caused the pistons to seize up in the cylinders. When that happens, the engine is ruined.
Since a 98 and almost 20 years old, it would not be worth it to try to repair such expensive damage. Sorry.

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Sep 22, 2017


talk with your insurance company first
if they talk write off, you do not have to proceed with the claim to repair
you can then get quotes from wreckers / junk yards and panel beating shops for the repair
Probably find that will be around the same price as your excess

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Sep 15, 2017


80 to 100 lbs or as tight as you can get it

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Sep 04, 2017


way way way to tight

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Aug 28, 2017


There are probably Experts with more experience on this engine but I will try to help. You need to fix the broken wire or replace that sensor. That being said, there are some Ford engines which have 2 water sensors with one operating the coolant fan and the second for the dash gauge or trouble light. The electric coolant fan can also have 2 speeds.

For lack of water circulation, this is a water issue. The most probable cause is a stuck thermostat or air lock. I remember someone writing into Fixya about a plastic impeller falling off the water pump and it might be a good idea to check out a new water pump or pull your old water pump from the old engine and see if the impeller is plastic.

Finally, were there any issues with the replacement motor? It is possible to have bad head gaskets or clogged water passages. This would be hard to check. Having a motor of KNOWN quality can protect you from problems like this.

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Jul 21, 2017


Follow the link for help with this fault code P1405 Ford DPF EGR Sensor Circuit High Voltage Detected

I suggest you replace the EGR valve position sensor.

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Jun 30, 2017


Check the cluster connector, you may have not inserted it fully, otherwise the printed circuit is defective on the back of the cluster.

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Jun 30, 2017


You are going to need to rebuild the transmission.

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Jun 30, 2017


This is not a US model so have no info here. That said I would think the motors are the problem.

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Jun 29, 2017


Do the electric cooling fans turn on ?

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Jun 28, 2017


Have a pressure test run on the cooling system, then raise the car up and home in on the coolant leak location.

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Jun 24, 2017


Look for the remains of the switch on top of the brake pedal arm.

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Jun 11, 2017


Holding the gas pedal to the floor will cause the PCM to put the fuel injection system into clear flood mode , cutting the amout of fuel going into the engine . Pumping or pushing on the gas pedal while cranking the engine over does nothing but allow more air into the engine , it's not giving it more gas . The computer has a set program it follows at start up . It's not like a carburetor ! Fuel pressure regulator .

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Apr 27, 2017


Your description says you hear the pump running but not pumping fuel. I am wondering how you know it isn't pumping fuel?

Clearly it is possible for a pump to run and not pump fuel but that would not be the fault of the pump. That condition would most likely be caused by something in the fuel tank blocking the intake to the fuel pump.

Mostly if the fuel pump is good and heard to be running it can be assumed it is pumping fuel if fuel is there to be pumped. If there is doubt then a proper test should be carried out at the time when it doesn't start. It might be a good idea to check inside the fuel tank for dirt, water, foreign objects...

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Apr 22, 2017

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