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I have a 2000 Ford Escort ZX2. Recently, I noticed the car temp was
running a bit high. As I watched it while driving, the temp was slowly
climbing, especially during stop and go traffic. I figured out the fan wasn't
coming on, and replaced the Temp Gauge Sensor and the ECT Sensor.
After doing this, the fan comes on, but the car still runs hotter than normal.
When I start my car, the temp is at about 45% of the temperature gauge;
however, when I start driving, the temp climbs to about 65-75% of the temp
gauge but no higher. When I stop at a light or something, the temp drops
back down to about 50% (depending on how long I stop), and when I drive
again, it climbs back up to 65-75% of the way.

After switching one or both sensors, the check engine light came on with a
code of P0117...dealing with the ECT sensor having low voltage due to high
temperatures. I am unsure of what the problem is at this point. I can not
imagine why the car is running hot, but not increasing forever. It only
increases to about 65-75% of thew way. When I first turn on my car, it
jumps immediately to about halfway too, shouldn't it slowly be warming up
to that?

Any thoughts?

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Like I put a new head lights,park lights,tail lights, and brake lights in it after putting a new battery in it n it blew all the light n it still won't hold charge or nothing..What can be causing all of this?

Interior lights won't go out when car shuts off

It was running fine turned it off and it wouldn't start again try to jump it wouldn't take a jump started clicking under the dash little white box with wires no lights nothing

crank no start. has spark at coil, plugs. has compression on all cylinders. fuses ok. fuel pressure on fuel at end of fuel rail. dash lights on. timing belt ok.
What else could cause problem? any ideas would be appreciated. thanks.

Our 2002 Escort ZX2 A/C quit cooling, I'm a automotive mechanic, so I checked & am not getting any power to A/C Clutch ( red wire has constant ground & blue/white wire is dead, no power or ground). Something should supply ignition switched power & ground controlled by interior switches. Can you help ?

How do you fix the leak from the sael connecting transmission to the engine and what exactly would be wrong?

The "service engine soon" light has been going on and off for several weeks. Problems have been worsening off and on yet when I take it to the mechanic, they can't find anything wrong. My car almost broke down 3 times today. The problem has been off and on, and today much worse. When I slow down or come to a stop there is a lot of chugging and shaking and after slowing or stopping, when stepping on the gas pedal it is having trouble functioning and the car starts to rumble. It is getting very stressful that the mechanic I have trusted said he can't fix it until the problem is happening at that moment. I feel like it's going to take breaking down on the parkway before they can tell me what's wrong. Any ideas? Thank you so much for your help. I need to get this fixed tomorrow. Don't want to wait any longer since it keeps worsening and I don't want to brin
Oh I almost forgot. And sometimes the problem starts when I first turn on the ignition, like the ignition won't fully fire. Then the engine rumbles a bit before I get the car driving and it smooths out for a while. I recently had a new ignition coil put in, but the mechanic said everything checks out ok when I've asked to see if the part may be defective.

We have change head gasket radiator caps took out fan and fan works thermostat change and temperature sensor

Haven't had any problems with my wagon until i stopped to grab some grub at a truck stop and when I tried to start it back up it made really bad banging noises so I turned it off. Trying to replace the timing belt thinking it skipped a tooth and was off, but i cant get the crankshaft mark to line up because its "catching" on something.
What could be the cause and would it even be worth trying to fix.

Crashed my 1999 few months ago. Unuseable but alota parts still in perfect condition. The newwer 2001 i found has been ok untill very recently the trans wetnt very bad very fast. Need to kno if its possible to take the working one out of my 1999 and put it into this 2001. Any one kno or can offer some advice? Please and thanks

It has not been working. I've heard noises from the right front, but noone else has heard it. I knew something was coming up, but couldn't decide what it could be. What am I looking at ... and could I do it ourselves ??

After the incident I found wires melted which I repaired with splices. Still only cranks. Fuel pump doesn't kick in.

A week and a half ago, i swerved off the road and hit a ditch. Now the turn signal will not blink when i switch it on for the left side. The right side works fine, and when i switch on the hazard lights, everything blinks but the left front turn signal light. I checked the bulb, and it is not burnt out. Please help!

reads fine most of the time, then reads cold for no reason.
Heater still works fine when gage reads cold.

the fluid leak look's like it's dripping out from under the pump

Trying to get heater core out I have everything apart but can't get it out . I see something that looks like clips on the heater core but can't get to them to get them off