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#403 of 432 93 ford escort wagon windsheild
Aug 30, 2007 (2:07 am)
I have a 1993 ford escort wagon. I need a windsheild for it and I need to find out what years and models of ford windsheilds will fit.
Sep 07, 2007 (6:33 pm)
My speedometeris not working at all. One mechanic said he did not know what was wrong and the dealer told me it was a electrical (fuseblock) problem.
I am not sure I am getting good information.
#406 of 432 escort wagon air conditioner problem
Sep 15, 2007 (3:06 am)
my air conditioners not working had no power to compressor, I ran hot wire to compressor worked fine but compressor runs all the time. disconnected battery and hot wire to compressor when battery hooked back up compressor worked properly on its own till you shut the car off and restart then no power to compresser, disconnect battery reconnect again, compressor works again till you shut car off and resart, any ideas ?
#407 of 432 Re: Just Checking in - I love my Escort Wagon! [maryaw]
Sep 15, 2007 (3:38 pm)
i like my escort wagon too,hauls a lot of stuff.damn engine failed a couple of days ago.a valve finally broke at 195,000 miles.problly a valve seat dropped.car will be back on the road in a couple of weeks after freshening the original core.with the price of cars these days and the lack of a 08 improved focus,not having a wagon option ,ill treat the car to a fresh trans,next.auto trans,performs flawlessly at 195,000,same axles and bearing too.i laugh when people call them junk, all the while their cars are in the shop alot.the escort has failed to start 3 times in the last 10 years,just needing a fresh car battery.very very reliable car,they should of kept making them.
#408 of 432 Re: Just Checking in - I love my Escort Wagon! [bigmike4] AND PAINT WOES
Oct 01, 2007 (6:48 pm)
My 99 Escort is starting to slip a bit in the tranny too. It still has less than 120,000 miles on it. Will take it to the good transmission place in a couple of weeks and have them look it over.
BAD THING: Just in the last couple of months the paint on the hood and roof has started to oxidize really bad. My husband tried rubbing compound and waxing but it still looks horrible. The other panels look fine! We always thought ours was the best looking of the older Escorts in town. . . others have peeling paint and mismatched panels. I suppose the next thing will be seeing if I can get JUST those panels painted.
***I intend this car to last up to 200,000 miles!***It gets mostly highway driving and rarely goes on gravel. No, they are NOT junk. They are good little work horses.
#409 of 432 94 Ford Escort won't turn off!
Oct 26, 2007 (1:41 pm)
When I turn off the ignition, only the radio is turned off and the engine continues to run, please help, it may not be the ignition switch, has to be something else.
#410 of 432 Motorized seat belt
Jan 01, 2008 (11:46 am)
I have a Ford Escort that has motorized seat belts. The passengers side will not always work properly. When the engine is off and the door opens, the seatbelt should retract. Sometimes it will retract and sometimes it won't. At times as you are getting out of the seat and duck under the belt, then it will decide to retract, hitting your head with the seat belt. It seems to always go into the locked position without failure when door closed and ignition on.
Any suggestions? Not sure if there is a sensor that is failing or perhaps just a switch sensing when the door is open / closed.
#411 of 432 Re: Motorized seat belt [h2oskier66]
Jan 15, 2008 (2:47 pm)
You will have to replace the seatbelt retraction motor assembly. This requires removing the sid pillar and windshield pillar trims. The motor is located at the base of the door strike pillar base. The assembly extends from the motor to the windshield. Not a hard job, but time consuming. Be careful removing the trims. I bought one at a junk yard, and it failed within about a year. I don't know the cost of a new one.
#412 of 432 Re: 93 Escort Wagon - Leaky Heater Core [kinbo]
Jan 15, 2008 (2:53 pm)
I don't remember on the Escorts, but typically you have to pull the dash loose at the bottom, disconnect it at the top, and rol it up and to the rear of the car some. Then you have to pull out the entire heater case. Remember where all the hoses and plugs go. Also, make sure to get a REALLY good mental image of how it came apart, so you can put it back. I used to do these a lot on GMs and its a lot of work, but not so bad with the right tools. Small ratchets and screwdrivers. Ratchets need to have 60 teeth or more so that they have a very short throw. (Angle you have to move the handle to make it catch again)