Ford Escort Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Ford Escort
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.
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 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.
Ford Escort Questions
brake lights wont go out also sometimes i cant get it out of park.
When I turn on the AC it goes a little from the vents by the windshield, but not out of the regular vents. It still feels cold when I put my hand over those "defroster vents" or whatever they are, so the AC still works. Just not the fan in the main vent. Also when I turn on the heater i...
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.
Ford Escort Recalls
Ford Escort Reviews
My Mom bought me the 1999 SE for my first car earlier this year. She had over 555,000 miles and now from me driving her she's got 556,155 miles and she still runs fantastic! No noises, doesn't break down on me,I just keep up with regular maintenance and I honestly couldn't have asked for a better car. Very reliable
Have owned this 1995 for 10 years. 1.9L automatic in showroom condition. It is still going strong with 165,000 city miles. Neighbor has a 1996. The only reason you don't see more of them on the road is probably due to the fact most people who purchase and economy car are not inclined to take good care of it. Good care defined as regular fluid changes (oil, trans, brake, power steering) a...
i have had mine since 2000. No problems. Excellent car and condition. Love it. This is 2011.