pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
85,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. engine rebuild (1 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
1999 Ford Escort engine problems

engine problem

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1999 Ford Escort Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 272006

(reported on)


  • 101,000 miles


The car suddenly started shuttering when I'd start it up. I thought maybe "well it was really hot today so maybe it was just having an issue". I drove it around the parking lot while it did this to see if it'd stop (just rolling) and it did. A couple of days later it started shuttering really bad and just stalled. It started right up after that. My mom took it in for an oil change, but sadly they told her it just stopped working. It wouldn't even start up. I took it to a guy. Some #4 something in the engine was defective and it had been hitting something or other for a while. The whole engine needed to be rebuilt or get a new one. The car isn't even worth much more than 3000! My parents didn't want to fix it so if I paid for it I'd get it. I had to have it rebuilt because a different engine could have the same thing. I called ford, they couldn't do anything and there was no recall. NOW after 15,000 miles the car is stalling when I put it in reservse.

- , Temecula, CA, US

problem #1

Jul 022006

(reported on)

Escort ZX2

  • 70,000 miles

About six months after I bought my Escort (I bought it with 62,000 miles on it), I would try to start my car, and it would stutter like it wasn't going to start. However, after a couple of tries, it always starts, even now--three years later. I've heard this problem is very common in Escorts, but it's still a pain to deal with.

- , McHenry, IL, USA

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