1997 Ford Escort Overview


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4 Dr LX Sedan
45 national listings
4 Dr LX Wagon
24 national listings
4 Dr STD Sedan
3 national listings

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My Ford Escort 1.8 Si by Kimberley
 — jay has modified the engine for performance and it is currently running at 178 bhp, at the flywheel, proven on a rolling road. more gee gee's to come soon, when he gets his remapping software, ;)build... Read More
It Won Give Up On U...lol by Sandeep N
 — * Performance - acceleration -smoked a holden commodore v6 till 60, braking and handling awesome for an estate, * Build Quality - solid chassis.rugged car. * Appearance - interiors a bit... Read More
Handles Great At Speeds,(minus The Vibrations Over 100mph),my First Car!!! by Stacey
 — Ford Escort Ghia LX,1.8 zetec,17''Alloys low profile tyres,5-door.big fat exhaust,GTI body kit, had new tailgate,back passsenger door,(rust and dent free!!!) plenty of jobs done under the bonnet,lost... Read More

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Ford Escort Questions


My 97 Ford Escort Is Overheating And Idling Really High. What Can I Do Do ...

I have a 97 Ford Escort 4 door sedan 2.0L. I have just noticed it idling really high and irregular. The coolant overflow tank also appears to be boiling when I switch the car off. I have checked the o...

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What Might Be The Cause Of The Temp.guage Not Working In A 97 Ford Escort L...

I have a 1997 Ford Escort LX that the temperature gauge does not work. What should I check first or how can I fix it ?

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What Engines Will Work In A 1997 Escort?

What other car will the engine of a 1997 Escort be compatible with?

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My Car Doesn't Want To Catch But The Starter Is Turning, I Checked Fuel Pum...

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Car Stalls When Warm

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