I have a 97 escort wagon, 2.0 SPI I4. Original symptom coolant in the oil. Suspected head gasket, but compression test was 160 psi across the board which seemed ok for 190,000 miles on a minnesota cold motor without pouring oil in the cylinders. Found a forum where they said the intake gasket can fail and allow coolant to enter engine via intake. We took off the intake and found mucho evidence of coolant leakage into the intake, scoured clean intake and lots of gasket missing. Bingo right! So we replaced the gaskets. Upon restart the engine runs good, and we are watching the oil and coolant, but now the radiator fan runs all the time, and it wont start unless floored. Now we disconnected a lot of connectors and cleaned lots of stuff and we are pretty sure we got it back together right. THe AC also will not start even though the system is pressurized properly, the clutch wont kick in. I have read about failures of a constant control module that has some part in controlling the AC and Radiator fan, do you think thats causing all the issues, or the temp sensor could cause hard starts and the radiator fan issue, dont know which to try first. Thank you for helping keep the old girl on the road. Also worried about the mass air flow, or idle air control, too many sensors.
have the same problem?
Sunday, January 30th, 2011 AT 7:01 PM