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Saltire1964

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  • Ford Model Escort Van
  1. Escort Diesel - Banging My Head Against The Wall

    Try checking the fuel pipe from the tank to filter for restrictions, you should be able to draw fuel through with litte or no effort.
  2. 1.8D Van Injector Pump Change

    I have a replacement injector pump for my 1996 1.8D van, replacing it due to lack of pressure at the injectors. Does anyone know if I can just change the module & solenoid on the pumps rather than messing about changing immobiliser modules? The replacement is off an identical van of similar age.
  3. Escort Radiator Capacity

    Draining the radiator will not necessarily empty the whole system, there's probably water still lying in the block or the heater matrix.
  4. Electrical Issues And Mot Due!

    I would suggest re-checking & cleaning the contacts, especially any earthing points. A bad earth will give all different types of symptoms.
  5. Ford Escort Van Lost My Keys

    Is the immobiliser not paired with the fuel pump on the diesel engines? Worth checking with someone that knows more than me, before you spend any money.
  6. Fixing All My Problems On My Escort?

    Depends how much you can do yourself, if you don't need to pay someone else then, at a rough guess, £200 - £250 to fix what you've listed. If you like the car then it's worth it compared to replacing it with another £400 car. I would put it in for test 30 days before it expires & see how big the list is before deciding.
  7. releasing window handle on Ford Escort

    The circlip sits tight in behind the winder, which is why its difficult to see. I've always used a hook made from an old bicycle wheel-spoke to pop them off.
  8. Mk6 Escort brake bleeding problem

    Glad to hear it's cured, probably worth replacing the other side too. cheaper to replace another flexi now than a flexi & caliper in 6 months.
  9. Mk6 Escort brake bleeding problem

    Was the caliper changed because it was binding on? I replaced both my front calipers then discovered the front flexi pipes had collapsed internally. loosen the join between the metal & flexi pipes and see if the fluid is reaching that point.
  10. relay and dip beam

    Courtesy of Mr Haynes - main beam is white/yellow (R6) engine management supply is green/red/yellow (R8) on the Deisel. Not sure if these will match up with the petrol version. You should also have a secondary set of fuses near the battery which supply the power to the internal fuse box, worth checking those once the relays are back in their original positions.
  11. brakes are stil terrible

    Was the replacement master cyclinder new, re-con or 2nd hand? It wouldn't be the first time that a replacement part was as bad as the faulty original. If there are no leaks, no flexi pipes ballooning under pressure & no air in the system then I would look at the master again.
  12. stil bad brakes

    The valve above the rear axle is a load sensor, if it is seized you may have no fluid going to the rear wheels. This would make it impossible to bleed the brakes properly as the valve is not allowing the air to pass through. Give the whole thing a good soak in releasing fluid then work the lever up & down until it feels free then try bleeding the brakes again.
  13. excuse my ignorance

    The supply pump is integrated with the injector pump & is driven by a belt.
  14. Escort 55 1.8D Starting Issues

    Does you fuel line run directly into the pump? The pics look like someone has bypassed the fuel heater & filter. The filter body has a non-return valve so if it's been bypassed the fuel may be running back to the tank overnight, making it difficult to start.
  15. Escort van with mondeo alloys

    Both my vans have ford alloys but not sure what they're originally off. I've had to fit 5mm spacers on both rear sets, as they were scuffing the inner arch on bumpy roads when loaded.