Question Asked: ZX2 CV Gasket
May 26, 2011, 05:41 PM
My CV gasket is new on my ZX2 I still have a small oil leak around the spark plug holes and spark plugs. Do I need to replace the cv gasket again or there's another oil seal on the ZX2 engine?
Question Asked: Brake Problems
May 18, 2011, 09:14 AM
Does the Ford zx2 has brake problems? I hit my car yesterday up hill the car in front of me stop on a red light and I was probably 7 cars behind him. we were the only 2 cars on the road. I was not even speeding, my speed was around 20 miles per hour because I saw the red light. I stepped on my brakes and put the car in neutral but the car wouldn't stop or it the was sliding. It was raining yesterday and might be the cause of the car to slide. I just install new front brakes and other engine components. the car rans great but not sure if the Ford ZX2 has brake problems. I don't want my daughter riding with me if FORD ZX2 has brake problems. This would be my 2nd accident in 2 months. First one was definetely my fault because I was not for looking for 10 seconds (grab something on the front passenger seat). rear ended a car because someone wanted to exit at a last minute on 95. I fixed the bumper pushed it back and no major damages. I took out the reinforcement bar because it was already crack. I was going to replace it but too late. The car is still running but my driver side headlights is busted. If I have install a new reinforce bumper I might have totalled the other car yesterday.
Question Asked: 2001 ZX2 Airbag/Horn Replacement
May 06, 2011, 08:21 PM
I need to replace my airbag because the horn is stuck and the horn wont stop honking. Do I need to pull the fuse first for the airbag before changing the airbag and can do it myself? I bought used airbag.
Question Asked: Engine Light On
March 29, 2011, 06:47 PM
I have a 2001 Ford Escort ZX2 with 120,000 miles. I had the timing belt, Serpentine belt and Valve cover gasket changed. the engine light came On for "Camshaft sensor". i drove the car home after the mechanic diagnose my car
(he said to take it back the next day). drove the car with engine light on, the car drove fine with minimal engine noise better than before. i took the car back the next day and picked the car up after work. Mechanic said all set but he advise to change the timing belt tensioner. I started the car and the engine light came one again. mechanic advise that it might be the timing belt tensioner. I drove the car home again with engine light on and A RATTLING Sound coming from the throttle body when I accelerate or revving the car. the car drove better last night than today. the rattling saound is like the sound of a broken heat shield but coming from the throttle body. is the Timing belt tensioner is the cause of the rattling sound coming from the throttle body and caused the engine light to come on? Thank you
Question Answered: stuck in park
May 06, 2011, 05:52 PM
Just learn to drive a Manual.
Question Answered: Heater blowing cold air
May 06, 2011, 05:48 PM
i bet the ac is not working or working but dies sometimes. the water pump is out side the engine so dont need to open the where the timing belt is. thats what good with the Ford ZX2 engine. I had the same problem when I bought my zx2 last year. This problem if the AC is not working changed the waterpump
Question Answered: What do I set the spark plugs on in the car?
May 06, 2011, 05:44 PM
if you buy Motorcraft spark plugs at Autozone. you do not need to gap it is pre-gap. I did mine and I thought I need to gap it but i didn't. dont tighten the spark plugs so much. check the burn of plugs if its dark or burn you got issues
Question Answered: I need directions on how to set the marks on a timing belt replacment
May 06, 2011, 05:39 PM
If you never done it before I recommend you not to do it. I had my timing belt and belt tensioner replace and the cv gasket. You need special tools to remove the belt and the tensioner, the 2001 cylinder cover CRACKS when you removed it so be very very careful not to pry it especially the part facing the radiator.
Question Answered: Radio Power Button Fell off
May 06, 2011, 05:31 PM
Just buy a new Face plate or dash. The whole thing will come off. The faceplate is around 50 buck or less it include a Square radio hole and new knobs for the AC/Heater and Hazard switch. it is new face and the radio is square so you can install aftermarket radio Amazon has it and this web site http://www.crutchfield.com/p_120995720/Ford-Mercury-Factory-Integration-Adapter.html?tp=3486
Question Answered: White Smoke from Tailpipe
April 04, 2011, 01:50 PM
You don't need 3 thousand to open an engine. that's actually a new engine. try buying a 1,oil additives to eliminate the white smoke first. if that doesn't work, 2.change the spark plugs and wires, air filter, if that doesn't help 3. adjust the valves.
Car Review: 2001 Ford Escort
May 07, 2011, 03:48 PM
The 2001 Ford ZX2's engine is reliable and fast. Interior is fine just need to updated with your own style. Suspension and steering is tight yearly maintenance of tie rods and alignment is a must. Brakes is tight and can be upgraded to high performance for more stopping power.