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#65 of 142 98 Ford Escort main fuse
Sep 26, 2008 (3:48 pm)
The alternator went out on my 98 escort. I replaced the battery and the alternator ( the parts store said they both tested bad) and now the main 100 amp fuse in the fuse box by the battery keeps blowing. Not sure what would cause this. I could use any ideas about what to look for ...I am lost. Thanks
It's a 98 Ford Escort
2.0 L engine
#66 of 142 indicators problem
Oct 04, 2008 (3:00 am)
i bought an escort 1.8gti iam having a problem with my indicators. my right side indicators work fine my left side indicators just dont work.ive checked the bulbs they havnt blown. ive put my hazards on to see if they work then and its only my right that works what can i do.
Oct 08, 2008 (5:53 am)
i have a escort 1.6 lx 1995, the temp gauge does not work, any reasons why, or where i should look, thanks
#68 of 142 Electrical Problems with 89 Hatchback
Nov 03, 2008 (10:28 am)
I have an 89 Hatchback which is in great condition...50k original miles!
Just last week, the aftermarket radio and cabin lights stopped working. I first thought of the fuses and checked them out.
The cabin lights fuse (15amp) was fried. I replaced it and as soon as I touch the new fuse in, it sparks and fries another. Does anyone know how I can trace what might be causing the short?
I checked the radio fuse (15amp) and it looked good, but I replaced anyway. No power. I removed the radio to check wiring, etc. All looked good. No in-line fuses. Any ideas on what could be causing the outtage?
I appreciate the ideas/help. Thanks,
#69 of 142 Re: Interior lights and radio issue [misty7]
Nov 03, 2008 (10:41 am)
Did you ever determine what was causing your problem? I have an 89 hatchback with no interior lights and radio. All were working fine until last week.
#70 of 142 Re: Interior lights and radio issue [bigbob77]
Nov 21, 2008 (2:13 pm)
i have the same problem with A 97 wagon and when I tried a 20 amp fuse it didn't blow but the markerand park lights stayed on at a diminished amount. Did you ever find out where the circuit was shorting???
#72 of 142 Ford Escort IGNITION SWITCH PROBLEMS
Dec 20, 2008 (8:22 am)
1994 Escort LX: Last night I returned home and the car ran fine. I went to crank it 20 mins later to run to the store. I put the key in and turned it to the first "Click" as I always do, the panel lights came on, radio, seat belt ingaged, etc. Then I turned to crank it and nothing...It felt like there were no tumblers there, just empty. I then turned the key back and removed it and all my panel lights radio lights, etc. were still on. I did this several times and they stayed on. I had no lights to disconnect the battery so it died overnight, no problem I can get a jump. I've been told it may be the relay, fuse, needs graphite, etc. but the way the key moves in the switch just feels not right. I did try my spare key as well. If the switch is the problem how hard is it to replace.
Thanks so much for this forum and any help would be greatly appreciated...
#73 of 142 Speedometer Lights not working 97 escort wagon
Jan 26, 2009 (3:23 pm)
Hi my 1997 Ford Escort Wagon's dash lights are not working...rather all the lights for signaling and warning lights are working just not the bulbs that light up the fuel guage and the speedometer and the engine temp. So basically I can't see how fast I am going at night...
I lost my manual and by looking at the fuses they seem fine, I'm thinking of checking a test light but does anyone know where the fuse that I need to look at is located?
I checked the bulbs and they look fine. One was burned out but I have replaced it...there are 5 bulbs and none of them are turning on.
Lastly I have checked the dimmer switch and its not the cause.
#74 of 142 Starting problems
Feb 20, 2009 (1:20 am)
I have a 93 wagon with 53000 miles on it. It hasn't been ran much for about 5 years. I had trouble starting it. Put in a new battery and it seemed to help. Then it quit starting again. It won't do anything. In the process the shift cable broke. I replaced it. still didn't start. I replaced the neutral safety switch. It will not do anything when trying to start. I am new to this site. Hope it is posted in the right place. Any ideas; Larry