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.