1997 Ford Escort Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Ford Escort
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1997 Ford Escort ProblemsThe 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.
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.
1997 Ford Escort QuestionsMy car is making a loud noise, sounds like the tire, but is not. (1 answer)
I have taken it to 3 places and no one seems to figure out what it is. It starting making a loud noise, sounds like it coming from front driver's side. Like there is a bubble or something with the tire, but car place, not tire.
Replaced old battery with a brand new one
Connected cables to new battery. There was a spark. Car shows no signs of power.
Apparently looks like there is no spark!
Got a code p0320.
Service engine light came on.
To get to the crank sensor also took timing cover off, on the mark.