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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
232,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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1997 Ford Escort electrical problems

electrical problem

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1997 Ford Escort Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 272011

Escort LX 2.0L 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 385,000 miles


Well I bought this car off of a seller and when I drove it home it bogged down a lot it would make a loud noise and kicked and speedometer went to zero and here recently i couldn't get it to crank it would turn over but not fire so i thought i was the fuel delivery so i changed the fuel pump and that didnt work and my friend took out the fuel injector fuse and pushed on it popped it in and it cranked but the alternator started smoking and then i drove it and not 10 miles later im on the side of the road so i had it moved to my house and i figured i needed a new fuse so i put in a new fuse and i ran for 10 more miles and then i was broke down again and then i put another fuse in and it only cranked for two seconds and it cut off again so i took the battery out and looked for naked wires and i found one going to the alternator and before that i had a leaky power steering reservoir and i replaced it and i guess oil got into the alternator and messed it up but then when i would stick in a new fuse the alternator would make a noise and start smoking so i think its the alternator if not then i dont know what it is.

- , Archdale, NC, USA

problem #1

Aug 012008

Escort 2.0L

  • Manual transmission
  • 80,000 miles

I'm pissed off because ford cant give me no answer or i cant find any info on it. My Escort's fuel injector fuse keeps blowing.

- , Mt Pleasant, MI, USA

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