1996 Ford Escort Repair and Maintenance

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

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.

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.

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.

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I got new catalytic converter but car still dies at 40mph and engine light flashes so I let off gas n it starts going again. Is it the ccrm? Control relay module? Its prob fuel pump but also ac blows hot air

The old man just replaced/repaired the transmission and it's working great with the exception of the brakes! The brakes are pulsing while driving and make a hiss-like noise when in park. Also sounds terrible while driving. :( Could be the rotors? CV axle? Wheel bearing? Master cylinder? HELP!!

Only 1 pin in each (high & low) relay plug had power. I put in new temp sensor/switch. Fan still doesn't run./ no power to fan. The fuse is ok also. What else could it be?

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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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