Explore Your 1999 Ford Escort

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for the 1999 Ford Escort

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.

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1999 Ford Escort Questions

gas is leaking out on the garage floor

I have an actron ODB 2 scanner and when I ask what the error code P1518 means it says Manf Cntrl Veh. Spd. Idle speed control Auxiliary Inputs. I have a Haynes Manual but the code isn't even listed. So I googled the code also and received a different meaning. Instead Ford Code reading onlin...

I need to know which relay specifically controls the AC compressor, which one controls the fuel pump, and which one controls the radiator/coolant fan; because I am having a problem with ALL THREE, and if anyone has had THIS problem; any information you can give me to fix it. We, me and my mechani...

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1999 Ford Escort Recalls

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH THE S/R OPTION. THE S/R OPTION INCLUDES, AMONG OTHER FEATURES, A 5-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION. ON THESE VEHICLES, THE TRANSMISSION SHIFT PATTERN IS NOT DISPLAYED IN THE OCCUPANT COMPARTMENT IN VIEW OF THE DRIVER. THIS DOES NOT COMPLY WITH ...

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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-...

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