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Hi,
I found this site by chance while looking for info on my car.You people are the best. Bought my Escort WITH problems. It was cheap.
$200.
Body really good, lots of new parts, recently safetied and e-tested.
Clack in the motor , you guessed it dropped valve seat. New low mileage 1.9L motor from JY $350. Put it in at a friend's shop. Easy job. Got a lot of good ideas from this site, thanks. Ran too cold. Tried the thermostat housing. NO. Flushed the heater core, voila, fixed. Tons of heat. Gauge still low. Swapped the sender unit with another to see, now gauge runs too high but the engine's not running too hot. Maybe a new sender unit will solve it.....
 

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Welcome to the forum.
The temp gauge on my 1.9L LX ran too high, until I replaced that strange little connector located at the negative terminal of the battery. It was not corroded all that much, but... I cut the connectors off, and soldered the wires to a short length of thicker wire, the other end of which I soldered to the bolt where the negative battery cable is bolted to the body; behind the battery. Then the temp gauge read right in the middle.
I have two other LX Escorts, all of mine are 2nd gens 1.9L LX's. The temp gauge on my 94 read very low, until I changed the sensor. Its the one with the single contact, and there seems to be different part numbers for it, depending it being from an "early vs a late" 2nd gen. LX. So one you get from a car in a JY may be right, or may be 'off'.
Two other things that are minor annoyances: the defroster switch for the rear window may quit working, and the automatic seat belt may jam in its track. On my 91 Escort that seat track had already stopped mid-way. I took it apart, got the belt latch 'slider' moved to the rearmost position, and now use it like a regular belt. Except I have to buckle up two latches; the one for the shoulder, the one for the waist.
Good Luck with your car.
 

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You are close to Quebec. Ontario's big, isn't it? May go to the International Auto Show in T.O. next weekend. I'd like to see the Shelby exhibit. Another test for my Escort, highway/ city driving.
It will be the longest trip so far. May take some fluids and tools just in case. :)
 

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Hi, How's Brampton?
Finally figured out my CEL. DPFE sensor hose came apart. Someone's cut it and added some previously, so it's a bit loose. Going to Cookstown JY tomorrow for some bits and pieces. Just small stuff.
 

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It's for driving to work cheaper than my 94 F150 4x4, provided I find some soon. FYI, 3 complete 94/95 Escorts at the JY. These cars are in really good shape. Got that hose, perfect cond., rear def sw., and some bits and pieces that I wanted. Will look for silicone hose later, but this will work. Now that it's running really good I'll check the mileage. Yesterday I saw an old 85 or so Toyota Tercel wagon like I used to have. This one was mint. Mine was a tank. It was rusty and REALLY ugly, so ugly my wife was always looking for a bag to cover her head when she was in it. BUT, it always ran perfect, and I could fit a whole facecord of wood into it :) and it got great gas mileage.
 
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