1993 Ford Escort Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1993 Ford Escort

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1993 Ford Escort Problems

Problems with Engine Idle

I purchased my 1998 Ford Escort ZX2 from a private owner. His daughter had been using it to travel back and forth to college. The price was right, and so was the mileage at just 112,000 miles. Aside from the few to be expected highway dings, the vehicle was in good condition. One morning when I went out to start it I noticedthat the car was idling very low, below 1,000 RPMs. It actually stalled once or twice. I ruled out an electrical problem ...

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.

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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1993 Ford Escort Questions

Hi everyone I need some advice, I have a 1995 Ford escort Lx car won't start (1 answer)

So my ford escort will not turn over, I really don't know at this point what it could be I've checked the timing that's good✔ then I replace all 4 sparkplugs since 1 was looking pretty damaged I replaced them all and the coil pack, still not starting...yup so I figured I replace the I...

Won't start or turn over. Tried to jump with cables still wont start. It clicks when trying to start. (1 answer)

When I start car my fan comes on but goes off right a way and car gets hot in stop and go traffic but cools down on a fast speed up what could be wrong (1 answer)

We have change head gasket radiator caps took out fan and fan works thermostat change and temperature sensor

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1993 Ford Escort Recalls

Recall 94E019000
THE OFFSET TOE ADJUSTING PIN CAN FRACTURE UNDER CONDITIONS SUCH AS TORSIONAL LOADS, FLEXING MOTION, IMPACT LOADS, AND OVERTORQUING.
Recall 94V055000
THE LOCK PLATE OF THE DRIVER SIDE INBOARD SEAT TRACK ADJUSTERS WERE MANUFACTURED WITH AN UNAUTHORIZED MODIFICATION TO THE FABRICATION PROCESS WHICH CAUSES THE SEAT NOT TO FULLY ENGAGE IN CERTAIN SEATING POSITIONS NEAR THE MID-POINT OF THE SEAT TRACK TRAVEL.

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1993 Ford Escort Reviews

1093 Ford Escort Wagon Have replace the clutch 4 times. Struts 4 times. A/C quit working 2 yrs ago. 2 heater cores. 6 windshield moters. 2 radiators. Got it from my dad 98 with 27k. Has 130k. The frame has rotted away. It gets 37 mpg on the highway. Looking for a US built car. Either a Chevy or a Ford.
I've had my 1993 Escort for 15 of its 17 years. It is just shy of 100,000 miles (I've been unemployed). It's been a very reliable car. It has no rust, although I do keep it in the garage. The engine purrs, although I've had the head gasket replaced twice (the second time was done correctly). About a year or so ago it began to have a rough idle that I finally found a mechanic who knew wha...
in the spring of 2006 ,I bought a 1993 murcury tracer/ escort station wagon for 300$ at an auction.I really did not do any thing to the car but drove it home for three years,it was going to be a project car. well today i drive her every other week to work and play.I replaced heater core,all belts and hoses,wirers,plugs,brakes,timing belt,water pump,valve cover gasket,rebuilt trans,4 new tires ,...

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