Because it is a piece of crap. I have the same car and it does the same thing.
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You may need a new belt... they are supposed to be changed every 30,000 but will last a little longer, sometimes 60,000 before the squeel starts.
break pads also squeel when they are low.
Bad Bearings in the A/C compressor could cause this too. My 98 ZX2 has this problem. Only thing to do is replace the compressor.
I had the same problem and I changed the tensioner pully.
the squeeling noise is from the fan belt either the belt needs renewing, or the a/c compressor clutch is not operating correctly
Unhook the battery for about an hour then reconnect it and drive it for about 20 minues.
brake diagram for 1998 ford escort
Turn your AC on and if the squeal goes away in a couple of seconds it has to do with either the idler pulley or the AC pulley itself. Mine was both.
A cassette radio player goes in a ford escort 1998.
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Probably the belt.
5 w 30 - according to the 1998 Ford Escort owners manual
95 on, are all the same.
On a 1998 Ford Escort : firewall 1-----2-----3-----4 front of vehicle > driver
i need the factory stereo wiring and color codes for 1998 ford escort se
According to the 1998 Ford Escort Owner Guide : ( 48.5 litres / 12.8 U.S. gallons )
press the gas all the way down when stopped if that dose not work press gas down hard for a while and press the brake hard (watch out you might flip!).
The brake pads are worn down. Many brake pads have a built in noise maker designed to squeal when the pads are nearing end of life.
i found a webpage with a diagram of how the drive belt is supposed to look when replaced, hope this website helps: http://www.zx2racing.com/pages/mods/pulley_dia.htm
Same answer as the 97 escort question.
what does the sound sound like? A whistling a clunking a cherping, a banging, or a squealing. And what part of the lower motor, driver or passenger, and hopefully one of your lower bearing are not going on you.
Nashville Noise ended in 1998.
Nashville Noise was created in 1998.
tony griego I need a routing diagram for a 1998 ford escort zx2 please
1998 FORD ESCORT 2.0L 4-cyl Engine CAPACITIESEngine, with filter...4.0 qts
No because they are different motors which means they are different transmissions.