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1997 Ford Escort

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1997 Ford Escort Problems

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

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 ...

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.

Electrical & Lights -- 97EscortBob

Heater core developed relatively minor leak & despite preventative fix per recall 02v323000 there was some electrical shorting occurring in the Integrated Air Bag Module located directly below the heating unit containing the heater core. Upon pulling out entire dash to replace heater core I observed that a flimsy plastic cover was indeed placed over the IABM per the recall. However, the job was poorly done and the cover was partially crunche...

Suspension & Steering -- kingscorner1

1997 Ford Escort Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., February 11, 2003

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE INTEGRATED AIR BAG MONITOR (IABM) CAN BE CONTAMINATED WITH WATER OR OTHER LIQUIDS AND COULD EXPERIENCE INTERNAL ELECTRICAL SHORTING.

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1997 Ford Escort Questions and Answers

shorty, 1997 Ford Escort, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Manvel, ND

I have a 97 Escort, that I have been having heating problems with. Thermostat has been changed twice, and the last time, bypass gasket was also changed. I have to drive it for approx. 5 miles befor...

Bren405, 1997 Ford Escort, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Newport, MI

My car has heat but the fan will not work. What would be wrong with it and what would the repair cost?

dlw1959, 1997 Ford Escort, 4 Cylinder, Omaha, NE

I've removed the inside part how do I remove the outside mirror?

Nassau_1, 1997 Ford Escort, 2.0L 4 Cylinder DOHC, Fort Worth, TX

spark plug gap

Benk, 1997 Ford Escort, 4 Cylinder, Montezuma, KS

Does a 1998 ford escort sport 2 door trans. fit into a 1997 ford escort sport 4 door

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1997 Ford Escort Reviews

i have a 97 ford escort.....and both air bags are out.....wer can i get them fixed and how much will it cost ????

I bought my 1997 ford escort in 2009.12000k on it. It gave me lots of problems. please don't by this car.

I've had my 1997 escort for 3 years now it was given to me as a present and as a first i couldn't have had a better car, only dislikes are the electronics are wonky in the cold and it takes a little time to start in the cold.

1997 Ford Escort - I got this for my first car in 06 and love it. It doesn't give me any trouble. Very reliable. I will be driving 2 hours away for school this Fall and I'm not worried about it at all. It's serviced at Metro Ford regularly which also gives me confidence for this fall.

I think my 97 actually drives much better than my dad's 05 Focus. But I'm not big on newer cars. I plan on keeping this car until I'm done with my Bachelors degree or maybe Masters... who knows. I really do love it!

I bought my 1996 ford escort back in 2005. I just Love My Car!! It's now 14 years old and I'm thinking it will be needing major tune up soon. In the 5 years I have owned this car The only thing I have done is the basic oil change at Walmart every 3-4 months. I just recently replaced the battery and now my check engine light comes on. I love this car but I don't want to have to start dumping money into it because after that...it's still a 96 ford escort.
I wish they still made this model . I'm looking for a new car now,but I've been spoiled with the simplicity of my Escort! Bring it back Ford!!!

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