2001 Ford Escort Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2001 Ford Escort

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2001 Ford Escort Problems

Problems with Engine Idle

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 ...

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.

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.

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2001 Ford Escort Questions

Can put a 1999 automatic escort transmission in my 2001 automatic escort? (1 answer)

Crashed my 1999 few months ago. Unuseable but alota parts still in perfect condition. The newwer 2001 i found has been ok untill very recently the trans wetnt very bad very fast. Need to kno if its possible to take the working one out of my 1999 and put it into this 2001. Any one kno or can offer...

Why does my drive belt keep coming off (1 answer)

Put a timing belt on in Jan of this year runs good other then the drive bent coming off this makes the third time.
Its a 2001 ford excort zx2 cp
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timing belt broke at 55 mph, the motor is 2.0 dohc is it interferance ? (1 answer)

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2001 Ford Escort Reviews

The 2001 Ford ZX2's engine is reliable and fast. Interior is fine just need to updated with your own style. Suspension and steering is tight yearly maintenance of tie rods and alignment is a must. Brakes is tight and can be upgraded to high performance for more stopping power.
I bought this car in 2003 and now eight years later have yet to have a problem. I've only done routine maintenance on it and it has performed very well. It is a reliable car which is more than I can say for all of the GM cars I have owned over the years. I'm at 112K miles and its still going strong.
i have had mine since 2000. No problems. Excellent car and condition. Love it. This is 2011.

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