1996 Ford Escort Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Ford Escort

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1996 Ford Escort Problems

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.

The Constant Control Relay Module May Fail

There are reports of failures of the CCRM or Constant Control Relay Module.  The CCRM has relays and switches inside that control or provide power to the engine cooling fan, AC clutch (to engage the AC compressor), fuel pump and powertrain control module (PCM).  Single switches or relays can fail internally causing a number of different symptoms including no start conditions (inoperative fuel pump or PCM), engine running warm due to inoperative cooling fan, or the AC might not blow cold air.

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.

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1996 Ford Escort Questions

Why isn't it working ?? (1 answer)

Cigarette Lighter doesn't work. If it's a fuse, could you tell me what number ??

The car is parked. The locking steering wheel does not work. What am I looking at ?? (1 answer)

Need help purchasing correct parts for clutch replacement, can anyone help? (1 answer)

Searched for correct parts but do not know which version I should be getting: Clutch Flywheel Ring Gear - standard, flat, 132 teeth or MTX / Flywheel - flat or 20 teeth/splines. As far as the clutch kit goes I don't really know what to look at as a deciding factor. I tried to get a more compl...

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1996 Ford Escort Reviews

I purchased a 1996 ford escort in october of 2008. I love it. I had previously owned chevy's which had only lasted me a couple of months each. I purchased my Escort for $550 and it only has 176000 KMs (109 000 miles) on it. I have done simple repairs to it suck as brake padsm routers, calibers, a couple of struts and a windshield. The most costly repair was the altenador twice. But I havent rea...
how do I fix my fan

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