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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
77,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. ford to replace defective components (1 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
1999 Ford Escort steering problems

steering problem

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1999 Ford Escort Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 292016

Escort LX 2.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 119,000 miles


Vehicle started spewing power steering fluid thru the reservoir. Mechanic says change the power steering pump -still happens. Then he says change the rack and pinion -still spews thru reservoir. They say change pressure hose -still spews. They say change pump again -still spews. They say change rack and pinion again- still spews. Change pressure hose again -still spews thru the reservoir. Has anybody in this great country suffered thru this? The vehicle has not left the shop in three weeks.

- , Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #1

Nov 052007

(reported on)

Escort Alpha 1.6L

  • Manual transmission
  • 35,000 miles

Despite low usage, steering / suspension has major faults - caused by poor assembly/defective components or repairs carried out by Ford under warranty. Ford to replace defective components free of charge.

- , Kolkata, WB, India

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