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2000 Ford Escort

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2000 Ford Escort Problems

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

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 ...

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.

2000 Ford Escort Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., October 26, 2000

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES, LIGHT DUTY TRUCKS, SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, AND MINI VANS EQUIPPED WITH TRW SEAT BELT BUCKLE ASSEMBLIES. THE BUCKLE BASE OF THESE SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES WERE NOT PROPERLY HEAT TREATED AND THEREFORE DO NOT PASS THE LOAD BEARING REQUIREMENT OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 209, "SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES."

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2000 Ford Escort Questions and Answers

tjcav, 2000 Ford Escort, Albuquerque, NM

how do I replace the control relay module and where is it at.

jmcoy77, 2000 Ford Escort, 2.0L 4 Cylinder SOHC, Birmingham, AL

I have a 2000 escort and i have drilled out the rivets and looked at that board and there is 5 different relays on there. 4 of themn are made by bosch and are regulasr size but one of them is small...

sbjphillips, 2000 Ford Escort, 2.0L 4 Cylinder DOHC, Jamestown, NY

front driver's side wheel makes a grinding sound, and when going into a curve the car seems to lose control for a second before regaining control in the curve

lisha28, 2000 Ford Escort, 2.0L 4 Cylinder DOHC, Salisbury, NC

I have a ford escort zx2 2000. The drive belt broke and needs replaced. there is no diagram under the hood and the one the auto store gave is not helping. Its hard to get in there to get the bel...

mrsmoore, 2000 Ford Escort, Yulee, FL

When you are sitting and idling the steering wheel vibrates, what is causing this?

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2000 Ford Escort Reviews

I just bought a 2000 Ford escort for my daughter. I have had problems after problems with this thing. 1. engine mount broke 2. new tires 3. then noises from every direction 4. clutch manifold went out 2 tims within 2 weeks 5. would ramdomly die. 6. Now the car shut off when I tried to jump it off sparks went everywhere but the car will not even turn over. There is power in the battery. When the key is in and you turn it to start it will barely turn. The car is copletely dead and I mean nothing at all comes on. can some one please help!

Car has a very rough idle that nobody seems to be able to fix.

I bought my 2000 Ford Escort used back in 2003. I have had some problems with it but nothing major. I had to have my tire rods replaced last year and my E.G.R valve this month. It has been a good little car and I get great gas.

I bought my Ford Escort ZX@ brand new back in 2000 and had my first problem with it at only two days old when it died. The rear struts had to be replaced at 3 months old, and the drivers' side window got stuck down at less than a year old. Since then, I have had seven different motors installed in the drivers' side door, six of which came before my car was 3 years old. I went to the head of the dealership I bought the car from and asked about the lemon law. He said, "Sue me," so I called Ford corporate who wouldn't help me. I was in college, so I couldn't afford to sue over the lemon law, so I had to keep driving my car. After the third motor was installed in my door, I picked up my car and headed to my friend's house. While I was on the highway, my door started to come off the hinges, so I had to go back to the dealership, which had my car for another few days while they put the door back on, fixed the hinges, and repaired the motor again. I've had countless problems ever since which included broken timing and serpetine belts. Most recently, my horn went on and stayed on while I was driving. I pulled over, shut the car off, and the horn kept blaring. It dies after about 10 minutes, along with my car alarm. I wouldn't recommend this car to anyone. It'sbeen problems ever since I drove it off the lot, and Ford (the dealership and corporate) was no help to me.

Btw, the only good thing about my car has been its heating system. The car heats up quickly in the winter, which has been nice.

Bought the 2000 Ford Escort second hand for daughter. It has been a great running car for her with minor maintenance. She got it for her 17th birthday and just turned 24, so she has gotten the money we invested in it. My son liked hers so much that when it was time for his, we got him a 2000 Escort ZX, of course, the boys want those 'need for speed'. Now he has been in 3 accidents where he has gone up under pickup trucks. He finally learned his lesson but he has never done any mechanical work but he decided his last accident he would do his own repair because his father refused to. The car is very friendly for the novice to learn on. He had to do some body work and replaced the radiator and front end. Still a work in progress but engine wise it has been a great running vehicle.

I have to say this is ONE model of Ford that have felt it was worth the money.

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