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Old 03-31-2005, 19:01   #1 (permalink)
dansgirl
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99' ford escort Zx2

i have a 99' ford escort that shakes and idles terribly, when it's at a
complete stop in drive. i have contacted many mechanics and no one seems
to know whats wrong any one have suggestions?

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Old 03-31-2005, 21:01   #2 (permalink)
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I can only suggest that you find a mechanic that knows what he/she is doing.
If the symptoms are repeatable, the fix should be relatively easy. The
information you have supplied is too sketchy to even consider a diagnostic
avenue.

Hve the system scanned for memory and on demand codes... post the code
numbers and someone can help..... even "gerald" the odd time.

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> i have a 99' ford escort that shakes and idles terribly, when it's at a
> complete stop in drive. i have contacted many mechanics and no one seems
> to know whats wrong any one have suggestions?
>



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Old 03-31-2005, 23:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 99' ford escort Zx2

dansgirl wrote:
> i have a 99' ford escort that shakes and idles terribly, when it's at a
> complete stop in drive. i have contacted many mechanics and no one seems
> to know whats wrong any one have suggestions?
>

dansgirl,
These cars had a concern with normal engine vibration feeding up through the
steering column causing the steering wheel to shake (violently) when idling in gear.
Is that what yours is doing? It felt like the whole car was vibrating. The fix varied
widely but it usually consisted of replacing the engine and transmission mounts with
updated parts and installing a weight to the exhaust system to cure it.
Although your car isn't under warranty, ask your Ford Dealer to look for a Technical
Service Bulletin addressing this issue. Unfortunately, at 6 years old, if this is the
problem, the cost of the fix is on you. Most symptoms showed up early in the cars
life, but I can see how it might be a concern when the cars aged.This was an ongoing
problem with ZX2s with the DOHC (2.5L?) engine when they were new.

Tom
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Old 04-01-2005, 13:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: 99' ford escort Zx2

I'd be checking for vacuum leaks first. Consider finding a competent
mechanic.

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Old 04-01-2005, 16:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: 99' ford escort Zx2

On Fri, 01 Apr 2005 00:55:04 -0500, Tom Adkins
<newton5@remove.comcast.net> wrote:

>dansgirl wrote:
>> i have a 99' ford escort that shakes and idles terribly, when it's at a
>> complete stop in drive. i have contacted many mechanics and no one seems
>> to know whats wrong any one have suggestions?
>>

>dansgirl,
> These cars had a concern with normal engine vibration feeding up through the
>steering column causing the steering wheel to shake (violently) when idling in gear.
>Is that what yours is doing? It felt like the whole car was vibrating. The fix varied
>widely but it usually consisted of replacing the engine and transmission mounts with
>updated parts and installing a weight to the exhaust system to cure it.
> Although your car isn't under warranty, ask your Ford Dealer to look for a Technical
>Service Bulletin addressing this issue. Unfortunately, at 6 years old, if this is the
>problem, the cost of the fix is on you. Most symptoms showed up early in the cars
>life, but I can see how it might be a concern when the cars aged.This was an ongoing
>problem with ZX2s with the DOHC (2.5L?) engine when they were new.
>
> Tom


ask the dealer for good will warrenty

hurc ast
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Old 04-01-2005, 16:01   #6 (permalink)
gerald smith@impco.com
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Re: 99' ford escort Zx2

On Fri, 01 Apr 2005 04:47:20 GMT, "Jim Warman"
<mechanic@tenalpsulet.net> wrote:

>
>
>x-no-archive: yes
>
>I can only suggest that you find a mechanic that knows what he/she is doing.
>If the symptoms are repeatable, the fix should be relatively easy. The
>information you have supplied is too sketchy to even consider a diagnostic
>avenue.
>

there is a TSB jim



>Hve the system scanned for memory and on demand codes... post the code
>numbers and someone can help..... even "gerald" the odd time.
>
>"dansgirl" <stacypleger@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>news:86532c8dfe6cbdba40481933b423c3fe@localhost.talkaboutautos.com...
>> i have a 99' ford escort that shakes and idles terribly, when it's at a
>> complete stop in drive. i have contacted many mechanics and no one seems
>> to know whats wrong any one have suggestions?
>>

>


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Old 04-01-2005, 16:01   #7 (permalink)
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On 1 Apr 2005 09:53:09 -0800, scott_z500@my-deja.com wrote:

>I'd be checking for vacuum leaks first. Consider finding a competent
>mechanic.

lmfao
good one

hurc ast
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Old 04-01-2005, 20:01   #8 (permalink)
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Re: 99' ford escort Zx2

That may be... but our town is full of paupers that can ill afford upscale
vehicles like Escorts.... We have to settle for working on lesser vehicles
like Excursions and SDs and lowly Explorers with little more than moonrooves
and DVD players for options.


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> there is a TSB jim
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