1995 Escort - Vacuum Diagram (Help!)

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  1. robert574

    robert574 New Member

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    I hope someone can help me. I changed out the thermostat, leaky radiator and hoses and once I had pulled the coil pack, I noticed the vacuum lines were crumbling. I don't know how the car was running as well as it was.

    Above the transmission, on the driver's side, I have a single 1/4" rubber line that comes from the throttle body and goes about 8" forward and then just has a double ened barb with nothing in the other end. There is a solenoid valve that was connected to the evap canister from the gas tank. It has a line out that is disconnected. There is also a section of double plastic line just lying there unconnected. The two plastic lines are joined by a piece of black plastic sheilding holding them together (like you would put around wiring). One is long and the other short, probably 8-10" long over all and again it was just lying there.

    I have a chilton's and it doesn't give me much help and doesn't even show the solenoid valve. I have purchased a lot of vacuum line and elbows. The problem is just figuring out how to connect it all.

    Does anyone have a clue about the vacuum lines or a good diagram?

    Thanks for any help.

    Bob

    Edit - It's an LX, auto trans, ac, 1.9L
  2. robert574

    robert574 New Member

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    I did find the solenoid valve on a separte page in the Chilton. It connects the throttle body to the fuel vapor canister.

    I still do not know:

    1. Where is the connection from the fuel vapor canister to the fuel tank.
    2. Where does that double plastic vacuum line connect. Again, it was not connected to anything when I found it. It is possible that I pulled it loose when I took everything apart. The vacuum lines just crumble when you touch them.
  3. zzyzzx

    zzyzzx FEOA Member

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    Get the factory service manual. Chiltons is crap by comparison.
  4. robert574

    robert574 New Member

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    I went to the parts store and looked at a Hanes. They said the vacuum diagram was on the hood and showed no pictures.

    I came home and looked at the hood and it showed the solenoid valve and a connection from the evap canister to the gas tank. The solenoid valve I have worked out.

    Does anyone know how the vacuum from the top of the evap cannister is connected to the gas tank and where?

    I tried laying the line down to see if it matches up with anything, but there are just no unused vac connections that I can see. Maybe it is under the battery or something?

    Not sure how to get a factory shop manual for this or look at one.

    Edit:***************************

    I ordered a factory shop manual for a 1995 Ford Escort on Amazon but it will take a while to get here.

    Does anyone already have a 1995 Escort factory shop manual???
  5. juggalo

    juggalo New Member

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    chilton shows the same exact pics that's on my hood.
  6. robert574

    robert574 New Member

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    My Chilton doesn't show the solenoid valve on the diagram, but it does show it on onother page. Plus the factory diagram on the hood does show it also.

    I think I will hook up the solenoid valve and leave off the fuel tank fitting since I don't know where the hose is at the moment. Hopefully the factory manual or one of you will enlighten me.

    I think that it may be sort of under the battery box since I have searched everywhere else.

    The rest I can finish putting together.
  7. juggalo

    juggalo New Member

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    if it's the same line i'm thinkin of then it should go from the evap canister to the solenoid to the bottom of the throttle body, not to the gas tank.
  8. Intuit

    Intuit FEOA Member

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    On the evap cannister there is a larger diameter port and a smaller diameter port.

    If I remember correctly, the larger diameter port is the one from the fuel tank, and the smaller is the one from the throttle body.

    If you need more information, or verification, can certainly go out there and take a closer look upon request.
  9. robert574

    robert574 New Member

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    I believe that when I removd the original line, the larger port was closer to the front and it went to the solenoid valve and throttle body. This had a 3/8" rubber elbow and then on the other end had a double ened 3/8 to 1/4" hose barb. (so everthing gets reduced quickly to 1/4" vacuum line)

    On the other port, threre was a long 1/4" rubber elbow and I dont think anything was plugged into it. The elbow was falling apart. I did find a new elbow to use, but I'm at a loss were to connect it.

    A lot of that is way below everyting on the wheel well and could easily be under everything. I've looked it over with a flashlight several times and I just don't see it.

    I was injured in a car accident a couple of years ago and can barely walk. As much as I would love to I can't take that walk through the salvage with you like the old days...
  10. robert574

    robert574 New Member

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    For now, I'm goning to leave the vacuum line hooked up the way I have it and cap the other side of the evap canister. I have the manual on order and it should be fine until I can figure it out.

    This vacuum line issue is such a small problem to be such a large one.

    Also we started the car and the steel fteeze plug in the end of the brand new thermostat housing has a small coolant leak. I have a replacement on order, but I also bought a clamp with a rubber seal (sort of had to make it from parts at the hardware store) that I think will do just fine for a few weeks until this heat outdoors can dtop a little.

    It's always something. At least the car runs ok.

    I'm not sure how to get a look at onother car. I'll wait on the manual first. I had hoped that one of you could sse yours:)
  11. 88scortgt

    88scortgt FEOA Member

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    Here is the Vac. Diagram from the '95 FSM. I just saw your request, so I hope it's still something you can use...

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  12. robert574

    robert574 New Member

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    Yes, you have it.

    In the lower right, it shows the evap fuel cannister. Then it shows a straight line coming out of it to the fuel tank. This is connection than I cannot find the end of on my car. Any chance someone could get a mirror and flashlight and look at theirs??

    The evap fuel cannister is very low on the drivers side wheel well and covered by the air filter assembly just to name a couple of large objects (like the battery).

    Yesterday, I put cardboard under the entire front end and started the car without AC. I ran it for 15 minutes. It ran smooth and the cardboard was clean. Then I shut it off and let it cool down for 30 minutes. The cardboard was still clean (no drips) :)

    Getting close.
  13. robert574

    robert574 New Member

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    The factory manual came in the mail. It is much better and was only $18 on Amazon.

    By the pictures, I seem to have the evaporative emission canister that looks like the one with the 1.8L engine although I have the 1.9L. I don't see that as a real problem.

    The picture of the cannister says that the large tube is from the fuel tank (just like Intuit said) the small one on top goes to the solenoid valve. There is another one on the bottom that is just a drain.

    The only thing in the line to the fuel tank is the Fuel Vapor Valve and it is mounted at the fuel tank. The manual says there is only a single line that runs up to the evap cannister (that I cannot find).

    Does anyone have a mirror where they could look at the large connection on the evap cannister and see where it goes to on their car?

    Iv'e used a flashlight and searched the car three times. Where ever this connection goes, I can't see it. It is just too covered up. I bought a 3/8" rubber vacuum cap I'm going to put on it for the time being.
  14. Intuit

    Intuit FEOA Member

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    I believe all the lines run together along the driver-side bottom of the vehicle. One would be to the fuel rail. One a return line. Then another would be that evap cannister line. There might be more lines, maybe five, (hydraulic brake lines possibly,) but that accounts for three of them. My car is in the body shop right now so can't take a look-see. But your new manual should detail all the lines. I'd pay some neighborhood kid (with parental consent) $5 to help trace the lines into the engine compartment... maybe tug on a few while watching for movement in the engine compartment, to see where they go.

    Strange that anything would happen to the fuel-tank side versus the throttle-body/valve side.

    Once you get this fixed, you should start hearing that 'whoosh' of air sound as you open your fuel cap.
  15. JamesGarfield

    JamesGarfield FEOA Donator

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    Hey Robert,

    Does your Amazon seller have any more of those manuals? I'd love to get a 95 Escort Factory Service manual for not a lot of $$.

    What search words did you use on Amazon?

    Thanks in advance,
    James
  16. robert574

    robert574 New Member

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    I just looked and there are (4) manuals listed on amazon. In books, search for:

    1995 escort service manual

    Here's the link I used:

    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss? ... ice+manual

    I pulled the air filter box and got a better look at my evap fuel cannister. I do have the flat one that the manual says for the 1.9L. It just looks round because I could only see the end and it is larger than I expected.

    I corrected the hookup of the small port through the solenoid valve and then had to cap the large port.

    I still cannot find the line to the fuel tank to hook it up and I have looked everywhere.

    Edit:

    The manual shows everything for the 1.8L but not the 1.9L. For the 1.8L, the evap line comes to the firewall on the passenger side and the solenoid valve is mounted in the center of the firewall. My cannister is under the air filter in front on the driver's side. The solenoid valve is over there too.

    Could still use some helpl.

    Edit:

    ***********************************************************
    See page 2 of this thread if you need info on finding your shop manual.

    I went to Amazon, Books and serched for "1995 Escort Shop Manual". It used to have a dozen when I ordered mine for $17 or so but there is only one left for $26 at this moment.
  17. cybrphantom

    cybrphantom FEOA Member

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    anybody know where i can find the vacuum line for the FPR on a 93 escort lx 5spd i cant seem to find it and have no junkyards near me
  18. Intuit

    Intuit FEOA Member

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    Auto parts stores will carry cut-to-length vacuum hoses that are compatible with the original.
  19. robert574

    robert574 New Member

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    I finally found the vacuum line from the fuel tank.

    The shop manual showed a clear picture of it coming up on the passenger side of the firewall, but that was for the 1.8L and I have a 1.9L. They did not show the 1.9L.

    Sinced I had looked everywhere else, I started with the passenger side (opposite side of the evap fuel canister). Then I noticed the fuel lines to the rail. After following each line, I finally found it (the gas tank vent line) centered on the firewall and trapped behind some other parts.

    All I had left at the house was some 1/4" fuel line, but it didn't want to go onto the plastic barbs very well, so I will pick up some 1/4" vacuum line tomorrow and use that to route it out of harms way and the heat and tie it well with plastic ties.

    I also put a fine brass strainer in the radiator hose some time ago and ran it for a couple of months. Even with all new parts (hoses, radiator, pump, heater core and (3) flushes), I picked up quite a bit of chips and scale. The anitfreeze mixture was still clear so I didn't replace it yet, but put some additives in instead. I'm going to run the strainer for a while and keep an eye on it.

    I noticed that the rocker arm cover (valve cover) has what look to be cracks or just imperfections in the casting. Anyone know if these are anything to worry about? There are quite a few.

    Everything else is working great.

    Bob
  20. Intuit

    Intuit FEOA Member

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    The strainer is a great idea. (as long as it's watched of course) Is this something you picked up from some auto-parts store or something you innovated on your own ?

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