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.
The Constant Control Relay Module May Fail on Ford Escort
Average mileage: 152,266 (10,000–2,178,899)
104 people reported this problem
56 people shared problem details
Started running crazy then died wouldnt start again had it looked at the Relay Module was replaced ran for about two days wouldnt start again it like the computer went out again Also when it started having problems the cooling fan would just run had to remove the fuse to stop it. What would cause this computer to fail again???
I'm not sure this is the problem however it fits better than anything else. A/C began to work intermittently over the summer and then quit entirely; the compressor comes on but no cool air. Mechanic told me its not the compressor nor does it need freon. I'll deal with it next summer ;).
a/c compressor won't stop working, even if the a/c switch is on off. Mechanic told me to replace the CCRM
2000 Ford Escort60,000Visitor
A/C CLUTCH WOULDN'T CYCLE I REMOVED CCRM, DRILLED RIVETS, REMOVED COVER,LOOKED OVER THE INSIDE REAL GOOD, TESTED A FEW CONNECTION WITH A OHM. METER BUT THE PROBLEM DIDN'T SHOW UP TIL I HOOKED IT BACK UP WITH THE COVER OFF AND HAD SOME ONE TURN ON THE A/C AND SAW A SPARK FROM A SOLDERED JOINT ON ONE OF THE RELAYS.I MADE REPAIR AND BOLTED THE COVER BACK ON.
2002 Ford Escort130,000Visitor
The air conditioning fan, heater fan, defrost fan all of a sudden quit working. Took it to a local shop after checking ALL of the fuses and was told the CRM needed replaced ($85 diagnostics an $400 repair). I am looking into purchasing the part myself and doing the repair... any suggestions would be most appreciated.
1998 Ford EscortVisitor
after engine is off cooling fan keeps running shut off by removing fuse next day when cold fan runs with engine cold
2002 Ford Escort115,000Visitor
AC was working intermittently. Tire Kingdom charged me $285.00 for GANG RELAY BOARD plus labor and shop fees ...grand total...$396.75!
2001 Ford Escort138,000Visitor
edmunds tells us that ccrm goes bad on these, i bought one from pull a part for $25 and put on that fixed my ac , the compressor was not comming on. the best thing to do is check on edmunds they will tell what kind of problems u will have with your car and helps me to know what kind of car to buy, i found that the 00-03 manual zx2 is about the best small american made car for around 2k bucks this is my 2nd one i sold the 1st one because it did not have ac, utube has a video out on this if u ne
cooling fan running constant, won't shut off. now my fuel pump isn't getting any power.
2003 Ford EscortVisitor
Overheating due to cooling fan not coming on
My control relay module caught fire. I replaced it with a used relay control module and has been working fine since!
1999 Ford Escort85,000Visitor
Car will not produce cold air. Took to the shop and have been told that it is the Constent Control Relay Mogel.
2000 Ford Escort153,000Visitor
The AC would cut in and out...sometimes blowing just air, sometimes blowing cold. Because of this I couldn't drive in the rain because the windshield wouldn't de-fog either. I took it in today for repair. They said it was the 'Integrated Relay'. They put a new one on and they said it was fine. I got one mile away and it stopped working again. Took it back. They were a little confused over it. So they went to pick up another integrated relay, and this one worked fine. The first one they installed was bad a bad part...and they got it new from the Ford dealer just this morning. They said there seems to be a fault in them and they have seen many bad ones. Lucky me, huh?
my a/c compressor stopped working, also having problems with hesitation while driving and sometimes while idling.Haven't found a solution yet, will try this ccrm module.
1998 Ford Escort97,500Visitor
Was driving the car and suddenly it shut off and wouldn't fire up again but when ignition is on the ccrm has this really weird buzzing sound and not getting gas nor spark to the plugs. Replaced fuel pump crankshaft position senser still nothing
1999 Ford Escort200,000Visitor
Fan works when sensor switch is disconnected but won't work when shorted at sensor connections.. And the darn temperature Gauge never goes above normal, even after the sensor has been replaced... I put in a second temperature gauge and wow does this car get hot.... I had to check coolant temp it with a thermometer to believe the second gauge was accurate. I wonder how many ford's got killed by overheating because of this little defect makes it impossible to know that you were overheating until the car died. I have 40 years working on cars and this is the worst ford I have ever worked on.
1999 Ford Escort155,000Visitor
Car would cutoff at stop lights. Couldn't figure it out until I checked the ccrm and
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