2003 Ford Escort Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Ford Escort

2003 Ford Escort Problems

Problems with Engine Idle

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 ...

The 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.

Problem With Idle Air Bypass Valve May Cause Engine Performance Problems

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 accelerator pedal is not pressed.

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2003 Ford Escort Questions

where do/can I find info on fuses for my car? (1 answer)

Engine temp drops to 0 when the heater is turned on (1 answer)

Everything is operating normally until they eng temp drops then its cold air. Is it the ccrm,and can I repair or replace it

My check engine light is on and i had it tested, the computer says "Transmission (1 answer)

Transmission problem. Its leaking a little bit, but its also not loosing any fluid. You can smell a little burnt smell coming from under the hood. And The car "slips" and Has trouble in the lower gear range (10-40 Mph) Is it just the Transmission in general? Or is there something else g...

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