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have you had the OBD codes read ?start there and see if the are any codes to check out , otherwise i would check all the vacumm , air intake , fuel lines for signs of wear, holes leaks , check the air filter is not blocked , check for a strong spark and condition of the plugs ,if all these appear ok then i would recommend putting a good quality fuel addative into a tank of fuel and take for a longish drive and get the engine to a high operating temperature, get an addative that covers the catalytic convertor as well as fuel injection, valves etc as this will remove carbon etc build up from the sensors and clear the injectors etc , keep me posted if you wish

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Sep 23, 2015


ive got the software that gives me the makers over ride code i will access it later tonight and give you the code .. matdav69

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Sep 15, 2015


Do the plugs have spark?

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Aug 20, 2015


Ok, first off, check the fuses under the dash. If they're all good, does the blower work only on high speed? If yes, then you have a bad blower motor resistor, which is located under the hood, near the blower motor itself. If the motor doesnt work at all at any fan speed, make sure the wiring harness that plugs into the motor under the hood is clean and tightly installed. If it still doesnt operate, sometimes tapping on the blower motor housing will kick it on, but if that doesnt work, you may have to replace the blower motor. They are available aftermarket, and arent usually too expensive.

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Aug 16, 2015


Sounds like the clock needs replaced...I think it is separate from your radio...try an on-line or local salvage yard first, or talk with a Ford Dealer parts department...hope this helps.

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Aug 06, 2015


It's to the rear of the oil pan which is located slightly to the side/rear of the front passenger side tire. There's a diamond like pattern on it that you can't miss.

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Aug 03, 2015


It is mounted on the transmission. Hope this helps and best wishes.

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Jul 13, 2015


I had the same issue trying to remove my speed sensor on my 1997 escort. The speed sensor was "fused" into the transaxle, and there is no angle to swing a hammer from above or below without removing the intake plenum. Your 1998 escort is exactly the same.

What I ended up doing to remove the speed sensor is kind of whacked, but it worked.
First, remove the battery, then remove the battery tray. Once you have removed the battery tray, you will have a little better access to the sensor. If you can get something under it and pry it up great; if not, you have a couple options.

If you have the tools (1/4" fuel line disconnect, 10mm and 13mm sockets, extentions, and 13mm wrench), you could remove the intake plenum and intake itself to get much better access to the area.
From there you will have access to swing a hammer while holding a small "sharp" pry bar under the sensor. If you don't have the tools to remove the intake, it is difficult to remove the sensor.

How I ended up removing the speed sensor was to remove the battery and tray, then breaking off the plactic top of the sensor. Then I pulled out the inners of the sensor leaving a small deep hole. I then took a 3 1/2" wood lag bolt and threaded it into the sensor about half way. I tried using a pry bar on the lag bolt, but was unable to get it to break free. Finally after thinking about it for a bit, I took a chain and put it on the lag bolt, and used my engine hoist to lift the chain. My car actually started to come up before the sensor broke free, but it did break free.

As I said, my solution to remove the speed sensor seems kind of whacked, but it worked.
If you don't have a engine hoist, you could make a makeshift slide hammer with a chain and a weight from a weight lifting set.

I hope this information is useful to you, and I wish you good luck on the project.

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Jul 12, 2015


No. just the one mounted in the engine compartment

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Jun 21, 2015


What warning light is coming on?

What error codes are showing?

Have you reset the error codes?

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on May 23, 2015


Your vehicle has a hydraulic clutch, and there really is no "adjustment." Verify fluid level in the clutch fluid reservoir, and consider replacing clutch plates if you are experiencing slipping.

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on May 11, 2015


Did you have the ECM programmed ? When you turn the key to the on position does the check engine light come on for few seconds an then go out ? Does it start an run ?

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on May 10, 2015


Hello, It is or should be mid vehicle after the catalytic converter


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1998 Ford Escort | Answered on May 02, 2015


have the system pressures checked it maybe low on Freon, check for leaks as well.

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Apr 25, 2015


bad wiper switch

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Apr 20, 2015


Three most likely causes are: #1 You forgot to tighten up all the torque converter to flex plate nuts/bolts. #2 You cracked the flex plate during the transmission change. #3 You forgot to swap one or both of the alignment dowels from the old transmission to the new one during the change. These are hollow dowel pins. They go between the bell housing of the transmission and the engine block. Failure to have both dowels in place will lead to the flex plate cracking [see #2]

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Apr 03, 2015


Either your timeing is off or your fuel fiter could bee clogged

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Mar 29, 2015

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