Where to start… I bought a 2001 Ford Escort ZX2 automatic only had 34,000 miles on it. Before I bought it it had New timing belt, head gasket & seals. Bearings and all replaced with above work done (supposedly also the “mechanic” thought it was a PCM problem). I got the car to my house and it would crank but not stay started. So here comes all the fun. I replaced the gas tank, fuel filter, fuel pump, oil filter, battery, idler and tensioner pulley, serpentine belt (4 or 5 times), AC compressor, coil pack and wires, spark plugs and have the PCV value fixing to replaced that.
Here is my issues… Rough idle when stopped, stalls out on me (does all this way worse with AC running), kinda feels like it doesn’t want to shift or hesitates to go. If I push my oil dip stip down all the way it swears like crazy (if in pull it up some or open where you fill up the transmission fluid air hisses out and it stops). I’m lost on where to go now. I paid $700 fort the car and I’ve put almost $2,000 grabs into it (granted it say up for 7 years)
I need help! Advice what to try next.
Fixing to buy a water pump and water pump pulley and a belt tensioner as well.
P.s. some extra info it like to throw the code of misfire in cylinder 4 only code it ever throws