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1993 Ford Escort

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1993 Ford Escort Problems

Engine -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

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.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

Failure to change the power steering fluid can cause the fluid to become gray with metal particles. The contaminated fluid can damage the power steering pump resulting in a growling noise when the wheel is turned; the damaged pump will require replacement to eliminate the noise.. Life of the power steering gearbox and pump will be shortened if the fluid is not serviced regularly.

Engine -- Verified

An external Engine oil leak may develop from the distributor O-ring seal. A new O-ring seal will be needed to correct this leak.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

While steering, if you hear a clunk or a rattle, or if you experience premature tire wear, this could indicate the inner tie rod ends are loose or worn and will require replacement.

1993 Ford Escort Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., May 17, 1994

Summary: THE LOCK PLATE OF THE DRIVER SIDE INBOARD SEAT TRACK ADJUSTERS WERE MANUFACTURED WITH AN UNAUTHORIZED MODIFICATION TO THE FABRICATION PROCESS WHICH CAUSES THE SEAT NOT TO FULLY ENGAGE IN CERTAIN SEATING POSITIONS NEAR THE MID-POINT OF THE SEAT TRACK TRAVEL.

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Suspension & Steering, May 31, 1994

Summary: THE OFFSET TOE ADJUSTING PIN CAN FRACTURE UNDER CONDITIONS SUCH AS TORSIONAL LOADS, FLEXING MOTION, IMPACT LOADS, AND OVERTORQUING.

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1993 Ford Escort Questions and Answers

MsPerfect, 1993 Ford Escort, Central Islip, NY

Hello Everyone! I just bought this vehicle from someone and it runs great except for this one problem. Yes my fan is working, but when I try to turn on the heat or air....NOTHING happens. It sounds...

twistedthistle, 1993 Ford Escort, 1.9L 4 Cylinder, Madison, WI

Greetings,
I have a 93 Escort LX 1.9L. w/166,000 miles. Two Questions:
1. As of recent, the car has become more difficult to start. It used to fire RIGHT up, now it takes a significantly longer ti...

kietiger06, 1993 Ford Escort, 1.9L 4 Cylinder, Newport News, VA

I have a '93 Escort with about 155,000 miles on it and have two questions really. The first is a problem i've had since i got the car, at highway speeds or at least at 55mph the car buck...

nycfordescortdriver, 1993 Ford Escort, 1.9L 4 Cylinder, Flushing, NY

My 1993 ESCORT has the "Check Engine" light come on. It will come on about 5 or 10 minutes into driving---stay on for about 10-15 minutes then go off for about 5-10 minutes, and then come...

nycfordescortdriver, 1993 Ford Escort, 1.9L 4 Cylinder, Flushing, NY

As of about 3 weeks ago my 1993 Ford Escort started making a thumping sound whenever I drive it. It feels like something is stuck on one of the tires, but there is nothing at all on my tires. It is...

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1993 Ford Escort Reviews

1093 Ford Escort Wagon Have replace the clutch 4 times. Struts 4 times. A/C quit working 2 yrs ago. 2 heater cores. 6 windshield moters. 2 radiators. Got it from my dad 98 with 27k. Has 130k. The frame has rotted away. It gets 37 mpg on the highway. Looking for a US built car. Either a Chevy or a Ford.

i hve a 93 escort lx wagon and when i trn the ac on it almost shuts the engine off if im sitting still,if im rolling dwn the road its like it pure starves for power, can anyone tell me what might be the problem with that ?

I've had my 1993 Escort for 15 of its 17 years. It is just shy of 100,000 miles (I've been unemployed). It's been a very reliable car. It has no rust, although I do keep it in the garage. The engine purrs, although I've had the head gasket replaced twice (the second time was done correctly).
About a year or so ago it began to have a rough idle that I finally found a mechanic who knew what it was (the exhaust manifold gasket needed replaced--vacuum leak).
I also found out that the thermostat must be from Ford, not generic, or else the temperature will not allow the fan to work properly if at all. This causes the engine to overheat in the summer and not warm up in the winter.
One complaint I do have is the automatic seat belts won't go forward most of the time. It does retract towards me, so it's still safe but annoying.

in the spring of 2006 ,I bought a 1993 murcury tracer/ escort station wagon for 300$ at an auction.I really did not do any thing to the car but drove it home for three years,it was going to be a project car. well today i drive her every other week to work and play.I replaced heater core,all belts and hoses,wirers,plugs,brakes,timing belt,water pump,valve cover gasket,rebuilt trans,4 new tires ,murcury hub capps and aircondition recharged.The station wagon had 96,000 miles when i bought it and was in pretty fair condition.I enjoyed restoring the wagon ,the parts were cheap and i just fixed it a little at a time. she drive like a dream with cold air and a new cd player. I have a mountain bike that fits just fine in the back with the rear seat folded. I am going to keep this red wagon for a long time

Car hood rust and paint fade is really bad but car runs pretty good..not real happy with it but am stuck with it for now. It's a go to work car.

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