1990 Ford Escort Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1990 Ford Escort

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1990 Ford Escort Problems

Car won't start due to oil contamination in distributor

The distributor may become internally contaminated with engine oil because of an internal seal failure. This causes ignition failure because the distributor cap has filled with oil. If this happens, the car will not start.

Engine Stalling and/or Hesitation on Acceleration due to Faulty Idle Air Bypass Valve

If you experience difficulty starting the engine when cold, stalling at idle, or hesitations during acceleration, it may be the idle air bypass valve. This valve helps the vehicle idle steady when the accelerator pedal is not pressed.

Rough Running Engine and/or Noise

Valve seats (components in the cylinder head that help seal the valve) can fall out. When this happens, it causes rough running and creates noise. Replacement of the cylinder head is commonly required to fix this problem.

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1990 Ford Escort Questions

i think something is wrong with my trottle body? im stumped (1 answer)

my car wont run properly in idle or driving, in idle car dies and runs roughly, car also acts like its not getting enough gas when trying to accelerate and falls on its face alot when trying to go through the gears, it sputs and putters really bad trying to drive around. almost reminds me of a ba...

car hard to start when cold (2 answers)

black soot out of tail pipe

black soot out of tail pipe (1 answer)

car hard to start

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1990 Ford Escort Recalls

Recall 96V071000
THE IGNITION SWITCH COULD EXPERIENCE AN INTERNAL SHORT CIRCUIT.
Recall 89V174000
SPECIAL PRIMER THAT PROMOTES THE BONDING OF A URETHANE ADHESIVE TO THE GLASS WAS NOT APPLIED TO THE WINDSHIELDS BEFORE INSTALLATION.

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1990 Ford Escort Reviews

This is really an '88 Ford Escort Pony not a '90, but the drop down list only went back to '90. This has been a great car. My brother bought it new in '88 drove it until it had 146K miles and decided to sell it and buy a new Escort. I bought it from my brother in '93 with 146K miles and today (06/17/12) it's got over 518,700 miles and still running on the original engine/transmission (never ...

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