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10.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
$431.00
Average Mileage:
25,259 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace relay (1 reports)
2001 Ford Escort AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2001 Ford Escort Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 192005

Escort SE 2.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,259 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

This relay is in a box with all kinds of other relays and control circuitry. This is the stupidest thing I've ever seen. A horn relay and all other relays should stand by themselves. I've replaced AC clutch relays myself for as little as $4. This is just another example of developing ways to help unskilled labor at the factory and repair shops build and fix things while gouging the customer. If it goes out again, I'll run a wire from a switch and engage the relay when I need it. Hopefully I can sell the car soon. No more Fords.

- , Tempe, AZ, USA

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