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Ford Escort The Constant Control Relay Module May Fail

 
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Model Years Affected: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003

Average Mileage: 114,410 mi (10,000 mi - 202,847 mi)

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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.

  •  Rookie

    Started running crazy then died wouldnt start again had it looked at the Relay Module was replaced ran for about two days wouldnt start again it like the computer went out again Also when it started having problems the cooling fan would just run had to remove the fuse to stop it. What would cause this computer to fail again???

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  •  Rookie

    I'm not sure this is the problem however it fits better than anything else. A/C began to work intermittently over the summer and then quit entirely; the compressor comes on but no cool air. Mechanic told me its not the compressor nor does it need freon. I'll deal with it next summer ;).

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  •  Rookie

    a/c compressor won't stop working, even if the a/c switch is on off. Mechanic told me to replace the CCRM

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  •  Rookie

    no power to fuel pump,no turn signals,no spark,no start

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  • Visitor,

    after engine is off cooling fan keeps running shut off by removing fuse next day when cold fan runs with engine cold

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  • Visitor, , 60,000 mi

    A/C CLUTCH WOULDN'T CYCLE I REMOVED CCRM, DRILLED RIVETS, REMOVED COVER,LOOKED OVER THE INSIDE REAL GOOD, TESTED A FEW CONNECTION WITH A OHM. METER BUT THE PROBLEM DIDN'T SHOW UP TIL I HOOKED IT BACK UP WITH THE COVER OFF AND HAD SOME ONE TURN ON THE A/C AND SAW A SPARK FROM A SOLDERED JOINT ON ONE OF THE RELAYS.I MADE REPAIR AND BOLTED THE COVER BACK ON.

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  •  Rookie

    cylinder will not fire although it seems to be getting fire.

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  • Visitor, , 115,000 mi

    AC was working intermittently. Tire Kingdom charged me $285.00 for GANG RELAY BOARD plus labor and shop fees ...grand total...$396.75!

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  • Visitor, , 130,000 mi

    The air conditioning fan, heater fan, defrost fan all of a sudden quit working. Took it to a local shop after checking ALL of the fuses and was told the CRM needed replaced ($85 diagnostics an $400 repair). I am looking into purchasing the part myself and doing the repair... any suggestions would be most appreciated.

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  • Visitor, , 138,000 mi

    edmunds tells us that ccrm goes bad on these, i bought one from pull a part for $25 and put on that fixed my ac , the compressor was not comming on. the best thing to do is check on edmunds they will tell what kind of problems u will have with your car and helps me to know what kind of car to buy, i found that the 00-03 manual zx2 is about the best small american made car for around 2k bucks this is my 2nd one i sold the 1st one because it did not have ac, utube has a video out on this if u ne

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