How To Change Temperature Switch And Thermostat 1998 Ford Escort ZX2
This is a DIY video showing how to fix a temperature gauge that wont read
in a 1998 Ford Escort ZX2, In the video i change the temperature switch and
replace the thermostat. The cause was originally believed to be the
temperature sending unit on top of the thermostat housing but after
replacing that it made no change so i decided to try the temperature switch
underneath the thermostat housing and that seemed to do the trick. The car
was running and no matter how long or how warm it got the gauge never
changed and always read below cold. I couldn't find any DIY's or youtube
videos or forums about how to change the temperature switch so i decided to
try something and turns out it worked for me, hope this is helpful, i
figure i saved about six or seven hundred dollars by doing this myself it
cost about sixty for all the parts and only took about an hour if that
Changing Fuel Injectors 1999 Ford Escort
How to change the fuel injectors on a 1991-2000 Ford Escort with 2.0L
4-cylinder SOHC engine.
1999 model shown, replacing Bosch type injectors;
Bosch# 0 280 155 859
Engine code "P" (8th digit of VIN)
Found replacement injectors new on eBay April 2012 at $90 for a set of 4.
Spark plugs were showing that two cylinders were running lean. Idle was a
little rough. Power would fluctuate during moderate load/acceleration.
e.g. Freeway on-ramps.
After change, car idles more smoothly. Power is smooth and consistent at
MPG has not yet been tested for improvement. Even with the old injectors
the car would get mid 30's highway MPG.
Timing Belt - VCT Delete - Oil Pump Front Seal Replacement Ford Zetec Engine.
This video shows you how to replace the timing belt on a Ford Escort ZX2.
It also shows you how to delete the VCT gear for use of an adjustable gear
and how to replace the front oil seal. Other Zetec engines are similar
enough (from 1998 up, prior engines are similar but don't use VCT) that you
can use this video to do the timing but removal of other parts around it
(like the overflow bottle is in the way on some non-ZX2's) may not be the
same and not all Zetec's have the VCT mechanism. I used to sell this video
on Ebay and I've sold about 200 of them over the years and only once has
anyone complained about it not being useful and he had a Focus. He
apparently didn't read the listing where I said the video was shot on a
ZX2. Anyway, I'm sure you'll find this video helpful and please don't
forget to rate and share it.
You should also note that the Zetec engine in the ZX2, Contour, Mystique,
Cougar, Escape, and Focus (not SVT) are non-interference despite what a
mechanic or even a Ford dealer might tell you. I even show in the video
why it is this way and prove it by cranking my engine over with the belt
off and the cams locked.
Turbo Ford Escort ZX2 pulling 2002 Eclipse, seemingly with little effort. 3-ton total weight.
The video is a bit long as is posted for several people who don't really
believe the Escort will tow vehicles or just really want to see it. The
interstate travel was at 65 mph (cruise set) and even in 5th gear, the
cruise would keep the set speed. The best part is watching the car take
off from lights (start at 15:00) as I don't have to rev the hell out of it
to get it to move and I even up-shift below 3000 rpm. The engine in this
Escort has a Super 60 equivalent Garrett T3 turbo at 10 psi (estimate 190-200 whp) and the
engine itself has 235,000 miles on it, all factory original parts. Only
basic maintainence has been done to the engine. No internal parts have
broken or been replaced and it still puts up 170+ psi compression numbers
on a cold engine. This engine doesn't burn or use oil. The only oil leaks
are from the turbo return line and feed
line. I haven't babied the car, obviously I'm pulling cars with it. The
engine is 15 years old and has been going to the drag strip since 2002 and
sees 7000-7200 rpm up-shifts on a near daily basis.
The tow dolly is a Master Tow with electric brakes. I have a cabin mounted
brake controller, upgraded (from 13mm to 19mm) rear anti-sway bar, and
rear-disc brakes conversion.
The car in tow is a broke-ass 2002 Eclipse (I know, big surprise) with a
blown head gasket at 120,000 miles. Go Pro mounted to the hood, engine
parts in the back.
I should note that with the tools in the trunk of the ZX2, the dolly, the
passengers, and the car, it is about 6000 pounds total weight.
2000 Ford Escort ZX2
This little fuel saver was used as a tow vehicle or"dingy" behind a
motorhome. Odomer only reads 18,932 miles because this car was not a daily
driver. Automatic trans, power steering, alloy wheels, and rear spoiler.
Back seats fold down for thru-truck cargo storage, and this is a non smoker
vehicle, no stains, odors, or damage.
20 mpg city and 30 hwy
Replace spark plugs Ford Escort 1997 tune up install replace plug wires firing order
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