Top 20 1998 Ford Escort Questions & Answers


Built into the transmission range selector on top of transmision

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The orifice tube is inside the line going to the evaporator you have to disconnect the lines to get to it you should change the accumulator tank because that's a very likely leak spot a/c systems never need freon unless there's a leak in the system and that tank is almost always responsible buy a can with dye in it to get the system charged enough to get the compressor to cycle the leak will show up wherever it is then repair and have the system evacuated with a vacuum pump do not skip this step you will have a bad result of blowing seals in the compressor or the orings on the lines plus you just spent $$to fix it do it right one time ok good luck stephen

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you need a good mechanic to test it for parasitic draw. call around and ask who can do it. if they say im not sure dont go there.

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Sounds like you have really screwed the pooch here. What I suspect you did was put the wrong transmission fluid in when you replaced the fluid. If you did use the right fluid, then I would suspect that there is not enough fluid in the transmission to make it work. Check if you used the right fluid and also check your trans fluid level.

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How hot does the engine get in degrees F? The radiator fan won't turn on till about 220 degrees F. You can use non-contact temp gun to check engine temp.
Any applicable trouble codes? Around here, some of the national brand auto stores will check p0 codes for free, if there are any.
You can use digital multimeter, ohms setting, Check across sensor terminals, as the engine warms up, the resistance is less. Just to see if working properly. If you want the exact specs, I'll try to find it. All I can do is help with testing. You have to do the testing.

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Remove and clean the IAC valve with MAF cleaner...go for 10 minute drive, then see if rough idle condition is resolved...cheers

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It is a solenoid short, so check the wiring to it and replace it. See the link

Vitara TCC sol short Google Search

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Could be a worn out piolet bearing located in the back of the crankshaft in front of the clutch plate.

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Under the hood there is a fuse/relay panel. Check each fuse, some are larger and rectangular as opposed to the blade fuses inside the car. You may also need to trace the negative cable from the battery and make sure its still grounded on the chassis properly. Loosen and tighten the bolt to make sure it has good contact.

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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

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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

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

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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.

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way way way to tight

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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

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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.

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