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#412 of 432 Re: 93 Escort Wagon - Leaky Heater Core [kinbo]
Jan 15, 2008 (3:53 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)
#413 of 432 my trans slips in second gear
Feb 15, 2008 (8:44 am)
my 93 ford escort lx wagon trans slips in second gear its an auto trans i have to put it in N then D untill i reach 45 to 50 mph then when a come to a light or a complete stop my gears work fine when i continue to drive ! is it time to replace my trans ? ? ?
#414 of 432 Re: Motorized seat belt [sailor11]
Feb 23, 2008 (8:18 pm)
hey man...i was having the same problem a few weeks ago....i used the fat-end of a butterknife and ran it all the way through the track, that will open up and of the track that may have been sqeezed together causing and tight spots. also make sure it has grease in the track to make it a little bit easier to slide.
#415 of 432 Re: 93 Escort Wagon - Leaky Heater Core [sailor11]
Feb 23, 2008 (9:14 pm)
Oh yeah - I've done it twice on my Tracer Wagon. First time core was old, second was a freak failure at six months - or it may have been, I did it putting hoses on. Anyhow... you've got to drop steering column remove instrument cluster, heater/a/c controls... and remove ENTIRE DASH PANEL, and then yank out the blower to get to the core, which is right up against the firewall. When you've got it all out, you're looking at back side of firewall from one side of the car to the other. The book says 5 hours, I think; I spent three days the first time, about half a day the 2nd time. It's a bitch, but doable. I think I could prob do it in four hours, now. The part is cheap; more if you buy factory. TIP: smear some silicone sealer around where the two pipes go into the core; that way, if you're a little rough putting the hoses on, it won't ruin it.
#417 of 432 Drivers side mirror
Mar 23, 2008 (6:38 pm)
I hope someone can give me some good advice or instructions.?
Unfortunately the drivers side mirror on my 98 escort wagon SE
was vandalized and I need to replace it.I think I can do the job myself but not sure
if I need to take the door panel off or what?also electrical connection locations would be helpful!
Any advice would be helpful!!!!!!!
#418 of 432 very happy!
Mar 29, 2008 (3:47 pm)
I just bought a 93 escort wagon LS, 5 speed with 62000 miles for 1000 bucks... half the miles are towing miles, it was towed behind an RV. I love the gas mileage even though i"ve only had it a week... I previously owned a 94 escort hatchback that finally blew up with 185000 miles on it. If i had had a brain then i wouldv'e replaced the engine.. i'm happy to have a "second chance" and really thrilled to find this support group!
Apr 22, 2008 (1:04 pm)
do you know were the thermostat is
#420 of 432 Money bucket...
May 31, 2008 (9:06 pm)
Car is a 1995 Ford Escort LX 5-speed manual.Got this car from my mother with 182000 miles on it. Now I am still using it wishing I had a new car and considering the resale value. Car is currently reliable and engine seems to be running good (at least for now). Car currently has 189100 miles on it.
Going down the list of what I paid on it... at least during the time I own the car (spread costs among 5 year span)
-timing belt + water pump = $560
-muffler = $500
-back right spring $800
-brakes = $500
-brakes = $300
I am looking at some used cars and looking to sell it sometime... Tight on money and going to college.
#421 of 432 oil pan gasket
Jul 27, 2008 (3:55 pm)
Hey! I have a 92 escort L S wagon ... i need to replace the oil pan gasket. Does the motor have to jacked up on this model to do this? thanks.