2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0 liter from North America
I have a 2000 Ford Escort ZX2. It has 92000 miles, and lately I've been experiencing a weird problem.
Occasionally, but more frequently as of late, when I try to turn the key forward in an attempt to start the car, all the warning lights and everything come on as they should when the key is in the run position, but when I try to turn it all the way forward to start the car, all that happens is a short click noise.
I turn the key backward and try again, and still get the same result.
I have replaced both the starter and battery with brand new parts. Still the same issue occurs.
Love the gas mileage on this car.
However, the unreliability is getting ridiculous.
I really would like it to start when needed.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 6th October, 2010
2nd Aug 2011, 23:37
It might be your ignition switch going bad.
24th Jan 2012, 23:29
Number 1, you can't really give the car a bad review because you bought from a used car lot, and now find that there is something wrong.
Number 2, replace the battery cable terminals and that will fix your problem. That is a maintenance issue, like changing the oil. Not a service issue, like a transmission or motor.
27th Dec 2014, 15:51
I remember that I had the same car and the same problem. Check the battery terminals or change them. It would fix the problem. Doesn't matter if you just change the battery, pay attention to this thing too. It should work.