2000 Ford Escort Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2000 Ford Escort

2000 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.

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.

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.

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2000 Ford Escort Questions

have a 5-speed that won't go into gear if I take the full(3/4?) circle off-ramp at any more than 20 mph. I have to pull off the road, turn it off and wait, and after a few minutes it goes back into gear.The clutch is a little thin, 275,000 miles on it.

Car was running good, then it starting missing on these two cylinders. I have checked plugs, wires, coil. I can spray a little shot of carb cleaner into the air cleaner and it will run better.

Only the Service engine light comes on, but nothing else. When the key is out, the service engine light stays dim. Starter does not even engage, no dome, radio, dash, hazards, NOTHING. Tried to jump it just to see and nothing. I added AC Coolant about two weeks ago and the only other issue with t...

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2000 Ford Escort Recalls

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES, LIGHT DUTY TRUCKS, SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, AND MINI VANS EQUIPPED WITH TRW SEAT BELT BUCKLE ASSEMBLIES. THE BUCKLE BASE OF THESE SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES WERE NOT PROPERLY HEAT TREATED AND THEREFORE DO NOT PASS THE LOAD BEARING REQUIREMENT OF FEDERAL MOTOR V...

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2000 Ford Escort Reviews

Car has a very rough idle that nobody seems to be able to fix.

Bought the 2000 Ford Escort second hand for daughter. It has been a great running car for her with minor maintenance. She got it for her 17th birthday and just turned 24, so she has gotten the money we invested in it. My son liked hers so much that when it was time for his, we got him a 2000 Escort ZX, of course, the boys want those 'need for speed'. Now he has been in 3 accidents where he ...

I just bought a 2000 Ford escort for my daughter. I have had problems after problems with this thing. 1. engine mount broke 2. new tires 3. then noises from every direction 4. clutch manifold went out 2 tims within 2 weeks 5. would ramdomly die. 6. Now the car shut off when I tried to jump it off sparks went everywhere but the car will not even turn over. There is power in the battery. When the...

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