Re: 99' ford escort Zx2
On Fri, 01 Apr 2005 00:55:04 -0500, Tom Adkins
>> 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?
> 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.
ask the dealer for good will warrenty