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The steering wheel was turned when the key was removed. So when you try to turn on the key, turn the wheel one way and the other way to release the pressure on the key. The key should turn ok.
Hope this helps.

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Mar 25, 2015


Could be universal joints, struts, or wheel bearings too! Get underneath your car, put your front end on Jack-Stands for safety, and grab hold of the tie-rods and check for movement up and down. If they seem tight, do the same with your front struts... it's movement your looking for. Spin the front wheels with the wheel covers off and listen for noise. They should spin freely. Brakes usually make a scraping sound... metal to metal. Any thumping when you brake hard... like a panic stop is normal. The ABS brakes are supposed to do this.

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Mar 22, 2015


Hi,first go to the fuel tank and start with the sender undo the two wires look at the gage if it says full replace sender.
hope this was some help.

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Mar 20, 2015


sure, if you try hard enough you can do anything! :)

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Mar 18, 2015


there's a ton of them, look for thin lines around your intake area.

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Mar 18, 2015


Sounds like acturator quit working under dash 50 dollars for part is the blower motor working

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Mar 16, 2015


i have found that you will need to pay £ 5.00

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Mar 11, 2015


The small difference in ohms does not sound like an issue. But spark going down plug is not right. If spark is going down side it usually means plug is bad or wires bad. Once spark makes arc down plug it usually has made plug unusable. You may want to get wires and plugs and try again. Don't try checking for spark with wire not fully on plug. Motorcycles I have had used to arc down porcelain and plug was instant junk when it happens.

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Feb 24, 2015


Check to see if choke valve is stuck close, if it has one. Check throttle linkage for sticking. This car may have an idle control valve. It may be dirty of defective. If so, remove it, clean it, replace it. Diconnect the battery for 10 minutes, reconnect and start it up.

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Feb 12, 2015


sounds like you have short in the wiring or the horn switch, or the horn itself. As for the light, it may be dead , or a broken connection to it.
Check to see if you have voltage going to the horn and the light with a test lamp or VOM meter!

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Feb 11, 2015


Try getting in touch with the factory. You are not the only person who has encountered this problem.

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Feb 07, 2015


Any codes,could be cable,could be TPS sensor (RPM)

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Feb 07, 2015


If you mean the fuel pump re-set button, Fords used to put them in the trunk area, maybe behind a trim or moulding piece. If it's not there, you may have to check with the dealer, or someone familiar with later Escorts. Good luck.

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Jan 14, 2015


Does it crank normally? I think your ford has a fuel cut-off switch (just for collisions) around the trunk area, maybe under carpet, or near the wheel well area, along one side, maybe. just a pushbutton switch.
That would turn the pump off.

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Jan 12, 2015


hey there, well i have a 1998 zx2 2.0l zetec and my cut off switch is located in the trunk on the right, hope this helps you out cheer!!!

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Jan 12, 2015


replace rear left globe and this will solve both problems cheers MAL

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Jan 10, 2015


There is no user operated key to disable passenger airbag like on most newer cars, for what you are attempting just disconnect the battery! This should allow you to remove the dash without activating the airbag!

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Dec 28, 2014

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