2002 Ford Escort Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Ford Escort

2002 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 ...

Valve Seats on Cylinder Head May Fall Out and Cause Rough Running/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.

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.

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2002 Ford Escort Questions

Interior lights won't go out (1 answer)

Trying to locate A/C Constant Control Module / Relay. Can you help ? (2 answers)

Our 2002 Escort ZX2 A/C quit cooling, I'm a automotive mechanic, so I checked & am not getting any power to A/C Clutch ( red wire has constant ground & blue/white wire is dead, no power or ground). Something should supply ignition switched power & ground controlled by interior swi...

Temperature gage is reading cold intermittantly (1 answer)

reads fine most of the time, then reads cold for no reason.
Heater still works fine when gage reads cold.

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2002 Ford Escort Reviews

I bought my Ford escort back in 2004, when it was only two years old and had only 23,000 miles. I currently have 141,000 miles. No major hang ups. I put on a considerable amount of miles due to my work's location along with other things. I do have one major hang up that I find troubling with the car, and that is the thermostat. The original lasted around 90,000 miles. Since then I have had not ...
I have a 2002 Escort with 211,000 miles. I bought this car used 6-7 years ago with around 60,000 miles on it. I have only had to do maintainance like battery, brakes/rotors, belts, alternator etc. I do all this myself so it's been a very low cost car to maintain. Recently the A/C has developed a leak somewhere, so if anyone has had this problem, I would love some advice. I absolutely LOVE this ...
I love my Ford Escort, 2002... 120,000+, runs great! I will definitely want another when the time comes!

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