When I'm at about a fourth of a tank of gas, every time I make a right hand turn my car bogs down and sputters.

Asked by Apr 08, 2012 at 02:12 AM about the 1993 Ford Escort 4 Dr LX Hatchback

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When I'm at about a fourth of a tank of gas, every time I make a right hand turn my car bogs down and sputters.  I
recently replaced the fuel pump and the float assembly, it's like my car is running out of gas or something, but I still
have about five or 6 gallons of gas left in the tank.  I can't never used the last five-gallons of gas in the tank.  Is the
aftermarket float-assembly slightly off by a few inches or so, or is the gas pick up too high from the bottom of the gas
tank? I've been noticing a lot of escorts on the Internet having this problem.  Is there a special float assembly that
you have to get made by a certain manufacture? I've only had this problem since I change my float-assembly.  I was
going to get one from the dealership but it cost almost $400 for one.  If anyone out there knows a manufacture that
makes one that is the right length that will reach all the way to the bottom of the gas tank on a 93 escort,  please let
me know.

2 Answers

35

I've heard of escorts having issues with there fuel tanks. it isn't a problem that can be repaired. the fuel will slosh to one side during turning leaving the pump to suck on very little fuel. I am not sure at what point the fuel is low enough, or how hard a turn you have to make to cause this.

I know what the problem is I just need to know how to fix it, and I know exactly what it is doing.i

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • No power, cranks but doesnt start - bad alternator? Or something worse? 4 answers

    I just bought this car 3 months ago and its been driving fine. Then as I was driving home from work on the freeway, about 20 minutes tops, after my car had sat at BART all day, my stereo died, just BL...

    2002 Ford Escort 2 Dr ZX2 Coupe

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 95 ford escort LX automatic won't crank. 1 answer

    Car was cranking fine, would sputter when stopped at stop sign or red light, cut off a couple times, but would crank right up. Drove it all day on tuesday then went to get in it that night and not...

    1995 Ford Escort 2 Dr LX Hatchback

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2000 ford escort zx2 electrical weirdness 4 answers

    This has only happened a few times to me, and they've been slightly different each time it does, but I was hoping to get a general idea of what to look at. I have a 2000 ford escort zx2 automatic ...

    2000 Ford Escort ZX2

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • the car starts and runs and then dies starts right back up 1 answer

    1989 Ford Escort

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • My 2000 Ford Focus ZX3 bogs down when gas pedal is pushed 4 answers

    Accelerates pretty good up to about 45 mph and then if you try to push the pedal down any farther it starts to bog down. If i hold the pedal steady at 45 it does fine but i cant put it down any fart...

    2000 Ford Focus ZX3

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search Ford Escort Questions

Ford Escort Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 990
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 870
#3 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 410
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
390 Great Deals out of 47,511 listings starting at $1,800
Used Honda Civic
512 Great Deals out of 89,869 listings starting at $1,299
Used Ford Explorer
835 Great Deals out of 75,042 listings starting at $1,200
Used Ford Taurus
240 Great Deals out of 20,411 listings starting at $1,100
Used Toyota Camry
838 Great Deals out of 90,968 listings starting at $850
Used Honda Accord
768 Great Deals out of 88,118 listings starting at $1,150
Used Toyota Corolla
697 Great Deals out of 73,139 listings starting at $1,950
Used Ford F-150
2,251 Great Deals out of 209,704 listings starting at $1,499
Used Ford Fiesta
134 Great Deals out of 16,202 listings starting at $3,495
Used Ford Ranger
186 Great Deals out of 6,019 listings starting at $1,750
Used Nissan Altima
891 Great Deals out of 80,545 listings starting at $1,800

Used Cars For Sale

2003 Ford Escort For Sale
29 listings starting at $1,499