1998 Ford Escort Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Ford Escort
- When stopped wont allow to shift into gear? (1998 ford escort zx2 5speed)
- what would make my serpentine belt keep breaking when ive had the tensior changd
- My power steering went out on my car
- Short in right hand blinker is blowing Meter fuse.
- auto trans shift lever button won't disengage can't get key out of ignition
1998 Ford Escort Problems
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.
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 ...
1998 Ford Escort Questions
1st occurrence: RPMs dropped causing car to stall at a stop light 2nd occurrence (w/in 5 mins of 1st) at complete stop could not get stick to shift into 1st & RPMs dropped then car died fuse to tail/dash lights blew. 3rd occurrence (10 mins from 2nd) at stop light could not shift into 1st tur...
the car in gear makes a weird noise and shakes bad put in park it stops shaking with little noise
I was on my way home and heard w little pop, then as I went to make a turn noticed that it felt like I had no power steering, then noticed my check battery light was on. I checked the power steering fluid and it is full, needs changing, but full. The man that changes my oil told me that I needed ...
1998 Ford Escort Reviews
1998 escort with 2000 engine. Best car I have ever owned. 165,000 miles and only spent about $300.00 on it outwside of normal maintenance. I have a Caldillac that rides better and quieter but has not been as good a car. I hgave owned Cadillacs since 1988. The Escort is my run about car but often take it on trips. Drives and rides good. 36 MPG.
not a bad car, but lately having alot of problems with it, the car when i start it seem sok, but when i give it gas, it wants to die, so i just let it die, and then when i restart it, it runs fine like nothing was ever wrong with it..
MY ESCORT IS A 98 I BOUGHT IT BACK IN 99.WHEN I BOUGHT IT IT HAD AROUND 32000 MILES ON IT.10 YRS LATER I HAVE 153000MILES ON IT.I REPLACED THE ENGINE A YEAR AND A HALF AGO.I ONLY REPLACE THE BRAKES ONECE IN 10 YRS.I NEED TO REPLACE THE REAR OXYGEN SENSOR 2 PASS THE EMISSIONS TEST THIS YEAR.MY ESCORT OUTLASTED MY 2 MARRAGES.ALOT OF PEOPLE SAY FORDS SUCK,BUT I DISAGREE WITH THEM.MINE HAS BEEN MY ...