2003 Ford Escort Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Ford Escort

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 ...

If you experience difficulty starting the engine when cold, stalling at idle, or hesitations during acceleration, it may be the idle air bypass valve. This valve helps the vehicle idle steady when the accelerator pedal is not pressed.

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48k original miles, regular oil changes, 12 yrs old.

Smelled burning rubber, speedometer stopped working. Shut off car cooled down all day & when restarted & started to drive Ck Engine lite on STEADY. HOW TO FIX?

My car will not shift out of park unless i use a screwdriver to push in the override, also my brake lights dont work, is this a fault of a brake light switch, thanks

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