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1997 Ford Escort Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 1997 Ford Escort

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a 1997 Ford Escort is between $351 and $429 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.

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1997 Ford Escort
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$390
Annual Repair Cost
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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 req...
If you experience difficulty starting the engine when cold, stalling at idle, or hesitations during acceleration, it may be the idle air bypass valve. This valve helps the vehicle idle steady when ...
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.
it won't pass inspection. They clear the error and have to drive it 40 to 50 miles to clear othe...
I engine light flashing indicating two cyclinders are not firing. Raw fuel being pushed through c...
Like I put a new head lights,park lights,tail lights, and brake lights in it after putting a new ...
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE INTEGRATED AIR BAG MONITOR (IABM) CAN BE CONTAMINATED WITH WAT...
Overall (5 Reviews)
Body, Interior & Misc.
Brakes
Drive Train
Electrical & Lights
Engine
Exhaust & Emissions
Heating & Air Conditioning
Suspension & Steering
March 08, 2011
1997 Ford Escort
I bought my 1997 ford escort in 2009.12000k on it. It gave me lots of problems. please don't by this car.
March 04, 2011
1997 Ford Escort
I've had my 1997 escort for 3 years now it was given to me as a present and as a first i couldn't have had a better car, only dislikes are the electronics are wonky in the cold and it takes a littl...
January 28, 2011
1997 Ford Escort
1997 Ford Escort - I got this for my first car in 06 and love it. It doesn't give me any trouble. Very reliable. I will be driving 2 hours away for school this Fall and I'm not worried about it ...