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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1992 Ford Escort

1992 Ford Escort

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1992 Ford Escort Problems

Engine -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

The engine may overheat due to coolant loss as a result of a cracked cylinder head. In most cases the cylinder head will require replacement to correct this concern.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

Failure to change the power steering fluid can cause the fluid to become gray with metal particles. The contaminated fluid can damage the power steering pump resulting in a growling noise when the wheel is turned; the damaged pump will require replacement to eliminate the noise.. Life of the power steering gearbox and pump will be shortened if the fluid is not serviced regularly.

Engine -- Verified

An external Engine oil leak may develop from the distributor O-ring seal. A new O-ring seal will be needed to correct this leak.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

While steering, if you hear a clunk or a rattle, or if you experience premature tire wear, this could indicate the inner tie rod ends are loose or worn and will require replacement.

1992 Ford Escort Recalls (Recent)

Electrical & Lights, September 18, 1992

Summary: THE STOP LAMP SWITCHES COULD INTERMITTENTLY MALFUNCTION RESULTING IN THE STOP LAMPS NOT ILLUMINATING WHEN THE BRAKES ARE APPLIED.

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Engine, November 6, 1992

Summary: FATIGUE CRACKS CAN DEVELOP IN THE SOLDER JOINT BETWEEN THE FUEL RETURN TUBE AND THE FUEL PUMP SENDING UNIT LOCATED AT THE TOP OF THE FUEL TANK.

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Suspension & Steering, May 31, 1994

Summary: THE OFFSET TOE ADJUSTING PIN CAN FRACTURE UNDER CONDITIONS SUCH AS TORSIONAL LOADS, FLEXING MOTION, IMPACT LOADS, AND OVERTORQUING.

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1992 Ford Escort Questions and Answers

jasonf, 1992 Ford Escort, 1.8L 4 Cylinder, Tacoma, WA

I have a 92 ford escort gt 1.8 & when it gets to operating temp the check engine light comes on then the engine shuts down, then once it has cooled down will start but shuts down once it has wa...

JOHNNY33, 1992 Ford Escort, 1.9L 4 Cylinder, Belton, MO

I have a circle dirt track escort gt 5 spd. i was going in to the corner on the gas and it just acted like i shifted it into 3rd gear, it bogged down and just lost most the power. putting it on the...

hotboarder10121, 1992 Ford Escort, 1.9L 4 Cylinder, Vacaville, CA

i had drove this car 3 hours nonstop at about 65-70 on the freeway until i arrived in my hometown, when i got off the exit and came to a stop the car had stop running. after that i had tried to sta...

hotboarder10121, 1992 Ford Escort, 1.9L 4 Cylinder, Vacaville, CA

i have figured out my problem to the 3 hr drive and it not starting car. timming belt! now i need a little assitance in changing the belt. i am very mechanicly incline i just have never down one of...

hotboarder10121, 1992 Ford Escort, 1.9L 4 Cylinder, Vacaville, CA

when my car is idling it kinda revs up and down all the time, back and forth nonstop. and when i step on the throttle in a normal fashion it hesitates, then runs rough till i get to about 25 mph af...

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1992 Ford Escort Reviews

I've had my escort for 18 years. I've replaced only basic parts such as belts hoses spark plugs etc. I've had the clutch replaced at 110,000 miles. It now has 143,000 miles on it. The car has been a great car handles well in ths snow and is fun to drive.

I got my 1992 Ford Escort GT 4 months ago. It currently has 325,000+ miles. It sat for two years before I got it on the road and now I am having a few problems with it. The electrical seat belts no longer work (not a problem with the fuses), the interior fan does not operate on 4, but will occasionally turn on, part of my instrument panel does not light up unless i smack the dash, my shift lights don't work, and there is a rattle in the motor. The trani shifts hard and there are many leaks consisting of oil and coolant... from multiple places. Despite all of this.. I love my escort. Had a 94' escort wagon before this that got to 217,000. I'm hoping to see 400,000 with this one. ^_^

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