1999 Ford Escort Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1999 Ford Escort
- I have a 99 ford escort zx2 the idler pully inside the timing cover sheard
- 5speed trans in all gears other than 3rd including nutral clutch out car stalls
- occasionally gear gets stuck in park. Brake lights do work.
- I just changed spark plugs on my ZX2. Car has 230k on engine. Two of the plugs
- Alternator plug and charging warning light cable
1999 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.
I purchased my 1998 Ford Escort ZX2 from a private owner. His daughter had been using it to travel back and forth to college. The price was right, and so was the mileage at just 112,000 miles. Aside from the few to be expected highway dings, the vehicle was in good condition. One morning when I went out to start it I noticedthat the car was idling very low, below 1,000 RPMs. It actually stalled once or twice. I ruled out an electrical problem ...
1999 Ford Escort Questions
had oil on them. What's the problem?
As I was on the road, my rpm started going in the red and soon my car wouldn't drive while it was still started, once I pulled over I saw that I had a transition leak and when I took it to the shop I was told that it was because my pipes were rusty and got those replaced. Right after I left t...
1999 Ford Escort Recalls
1999 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
The car now has 218,000 miles on it, has never had an issue other than the alternator going out. Good little car still gets on avg 28mpg and with a newer stereo I can now listen to an mp3 player.
I got my car in 2007 with 108,000 miles for $500 dollars - it had a blown head gasket. It now has 155,000 miles and I have had no major problems. Modifications: Magnaflow muffler from Howard's Muffler in Victorville for better mileage; Performance chip from SLR motorsport to increase MPG and gain horsepower; K&N Air Filter; tinted windows from the Tint Factory in Redlands; added a Pioneer DEH-...