When it comes time to replace the starter on the Ford Escort, most people find it easier than with most other cars because you do not have to crawl under the car to get to the starter. You can remove the old starter and install the new one yourself in about an hour, saving you the high cost of taking it to the mechanic. Disconnect the air cleaner outlet tube by loosening the clamps with the screwdriver. The air cleaner outlet tube looks like a large hose coming out of the air cleaner box. Remove the lower starter motor bolt using a socket and ratchet.
Need to raise the vehicle because the starter is on the back side of the engine under the intake plenum and can only be accessed from under the car. Behind engine underneath intake plenum. See other wikianswer on the process of replacing the starter in the escort same as The Ford escort 1. Remove the cables from the starter. Remove the retaining bolts from the starter.
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May have to get to it from both under the car and above, below is a but it is similar and gives the lacation but the 98 is a little bit lower down I believe than the 98 but it has some test you can try. I had a shop run a diagnostic tool on my car yesterday and found out I have a cam shaft sensor going bad. Where is the cam shaft sensor located in a Ford ZX2 and what should it look like?