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Ford Escort Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your Ford Escort

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a Ford Escort is between $351 and $429 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.

Ford Repair Estimates
Car
Service
Price
1991 Ford Escort Engine: 1.8L 4 Cylinder
Timing Belt Replacement
$338 - $406
1998 Ford Escort Engine: 2.0L 4 Cylinder DOHC
Head Gasket Replacement
$1332 - $1603
2000 Ford Escort Engine: 2.0L 4 Cylinder SOHC
Water Pump Replacement
$349 - $514
1991 Ford Escort Engine: 1.9L 4 Cylinder
Clutch Replacement
$888 - $1083
2000 Ford Escort Quantity: One
Axle/Half Shaft Replacement - Front
$265 - $538

Ford Escort Problems

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.

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 ...

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Ford Escort Questions

Car chugging at startup (1 answer)

Car chugging at startup, acceleration and stalling at stops.,

I have a 1993 ford escort was driving down the ran out gas car died and will not (1 answer)

Put spark plugs and fuel filter still will not start cranks but does not start don't know what is wrong. Help .

What is wrong when a fuse blows and melts the wire behind the fuse box? (1 answer)

My tail light/dash fuse blew out and also melted the insulation on the wire from the back of the fuse box out. I need to know what it will cost and/or what it is.

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Ford Escort Recalls

Recall 02V323000
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE INTEGRATED AIR BAG MONITOR (IABM) CAN BE CONTAMINATED WITH WATER OR OTHER LIQUIDS AND COULD EXPERIENCE INTERNAL ELECTRICAL SHORTING.
Recall 00V228001
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...
Recall 99V276000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH THE S/R OPTION. THE S/R OPTION INCLUDES, AMONG OTHER FEATURES, A 5-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION. ON THESE VEHICLES, THE TRANSMISSION SHIFT PATTERN IS NOT DISPLAYED IN THE OCCUPANT COMPARTMENT IN VIEW OF THE DRIVER. THIS DOES NOT COMPLY WITH ...

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Ford Escort Reviews

ES UN AUTO SUPER ESTABLE, DESEARÍA SABER SI EL USO DE COMBUSTIBLE CON ETANOL NO LE AFECTARÍA O SÍ.
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 got my 1995 Ford Escort GT back in 2001 with about 75,000 miles on it. It now has about 235,000 miles on it and it's running strong. I definitely believe this is one of the most reliable cars on the road. If you can get your hands on a GT model of the Escort go for it because the 1.8L engine that's in this car is the most reliable one out there. I love my GT!!!

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