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What did you do to your 2nd gen today??

Discussion in '2nd Gen 1991-1996 1.9L SOHC' started by chestypuller, Jul 6, 2014.

  1. Divine chaos

    Divine chaos FEOA Member

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    Well I finally figured out why my car would die on right turns below 3/4 tank and why my level never read right. It looked like someone got angry installing it. Not only was it a cheap aftermarket and the float arm bent upward. But the sock was on the topside of the pump. Yes you read that right. It was on the top of the pump. I said, well there’s your problem, and immediately started laughing. Something I’ve never seen.

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    Divine chaos FEOA Member

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    ok so after i bought new winter tires i noticed that my rear tire moves front and back. apon further inspection i see that my lower rear trailing arm bushing is destroyed. (im sure a result of the mechanic heating the knuckle to get the long bolt out to add an toe adjustable arm) Anyway, i have called all my parts stores and can not get a replacement. ford said it was discontinued. So internet search here we come. i found 4 things. first the whole bushing kit from a 3rd gen would fit. except the sway bar links. second i did find someone who has them on ebay but thae want $45 a piece for a bushing. third i found that the 01 Hyundai elantra has the same sized bushing for the rear. and lastly is one for a mazda. What do you think is my best option guys? bushing.jpg
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    denisond3 Moderator Staff Member

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    My only suggestion, is that if you can find a part number, you do a google search on ebay, to see if someone is selling what you need. You could also try www(dot)vpartsinc(dot)com or some similar site selling New Old Stock OEM stuff.

    When the counterman at the Ford dealership says it is obsolete, thats both true and not true. At the Ford dealership I used to go to, the counterman would look up the Ford part number on this computer, than go looking through the Ford dealerships parts inventory across the country. Often he found parts that no dealership was going to ever re-stock, but they had not yet thrown out a part gathering dust on a shelf somewhere. After he left (probably got a promotion), the next counterman just told me "I said its obsolete and I can't get one!", without spending even ten seconds looking.
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    denisond3 Moderator Staff Member

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    In the last three days, I replaced the passenger side CV axle on my 93LX hatchback. The old one had a ripped open boot.
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    Quality, can be a real challenge for rubber parts in particular. Don't be surprised if the replacement quickly dry-rots.

    That is truly a WTF moment. o_O
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    third i found that the 01 Hyundai elantra has the same sized bushing for the rear.

    And how much are those?
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    How the heck did you find those other parts fit the Escorts?
    But I'm glad you did!
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    techman_hou 1993 Emerald Green Escort Wagon Automatic

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    The 01 Hyundai bushing might be the better choice. Get dimensions of it, or if cheap enough buy one (or set) from local parts store, and compare to the measurements of the shaft and bushing ring it fits in on the car. A snug to tight fit should be fine, just do not want one that is loose once installed.

    There are also a lot of aftermarket Polyurethane based bushings out there that can be purchased by size/dimensions.
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    True, and they are more likely to be made in USA, and probably easier to shave to needed size if too big.
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    I was also wondering about that.
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    Hours of searching. When it kept coming up that it fit I dug a bit more. They are both the same dimensions. And somehow, it's the same part number.
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    Hours of searching. When it kept coming up that it fit I dug a bit more. They are both the same dimensions. And somehow, it's the same part number. I ended up getting the one that said it was for a Ford escort. But it was 46 for a set. Theyy are a 3 piece bushing. I'm having trouble uploading pics from my tablet again.
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    Had to do it one at a time. But there is the information. Screenshot_20190121-174137.png
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    Many hours of looking. Like 4. Had to make sure it it wasn't a fluke.
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    LilRedWagon92 One simply cannot own just one escort, its a drug.

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    Moved out to the country and had to cave and buy snow tires and put them on a spare set of rims I had. They really make a difference from street tires.
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    I put 95 injectors (4 hole) in my 91. Changed the valve cover gasket and replaced the broken center bolt. And I changed the trailing arm bushing. I'm getting lucky for the most part on this car. The bolt on the swing arm came right out. And the bushing even fit perfectly!!! Now to get an Allignment done. Oh the only hard thing as of yet was changing the rear lat link to an adjustable one. The long bolt was seized d
    Baddly. I had broken it and had to have a local mechanic use his oxi torch to get the spindle hot to get the bolt out. I bet that's what destroyed the bushing. Then I had to order a special bolt from Fastenal to trplace it. Thing was like 9 inch long. Anyway. All I need now is antisway bar links. And to figure out why my rear defrost doesn't all work. It's just a couple of them.
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    Divine chaos: I would be glad to know the stock Fastenal number for the long bolt! Im dreading the day I have to get them apart.
    If your defrost works at all on any of the lines, its at least an indicator that 12 volts is getting to the grid, that the pushbutton switch is working, and that you dont have a broken wire in the little bundle that leaves the back of the body and goes into the hatch or gate.
    Non-working lines usually mean the resistive line has gotten scratched. I used to see kits you could use to 'paint' over the scratch, and get the line working again. The hairline scratches may take some searching with a good magnifying lens.
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    I was hoping for an easy fix. replacing the hatch because 1 line on the other defrost worked is most of the reason. was a bit rusted.. And as for the bolt. i couldn't begin to find the part number. My advice is to order the toe adjustable lat link and measure the hole dia on it, hten the length of the installed bolt. if i remember it was half inch dia by 9in.iShortened it. i didnt have an oxy/act torch so i tried working it with my nap torch and lube. i sprayed it down 4 times a day for the previous week. i ended up breaking both ends. with a 4 foot breaker bar. then paid a shop to remove it. took him 3 hours. he told me $100 bucks. oh and order a set of bushings for the trailing link. because it will get ruined. Sorry i couldnt be of more help.
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