1998 Ford Escort Overview


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2 Dr ZX2 Cool Coupe
12 national listings
2 Dr ZX2 Hot Coupe
6 national listings
4 Dr LX Sedan
15 national listings
4 Dr SE Sedan
38 national listings
4 Dr SE Wagon
12 national listings

Ford Escort Experts

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Average User Score

4.15 stars

Based on 82 reviews

Economical, Clean, Low Cost Repairs, Great Engine And Transmission by CarGirlReviews
 — Bought this car in 2001 in Ohio, I think it had about 60K on it. Worked like a charm with low maintenance. No frills, manual windows. Simple and clean, plaint lasted forever and shiny even though it w... Read More
Get The 5 Speed Manual And You Won't Regret It! Awesome Powertrain & Great Reliablity :) by Peter
 — Performance- Has pretty good acceleration for a 4 cylinder and good handling! The ride is a little crashy but nothing not to expect with an economy car. The braking is ok but the petal feels spongy wi... Read More
Born Again Escort by Christian
 — Bought This car at the end of 2005, Performance blue exterior, totaly stock 1400cc engine. Throughout the time, the paint started deteriorating and the engine went from bad to worse , due to my drivin... Read More

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Ford Escort Questions


What Is Wrong With My Clutch? 98 Ford Escort Lx

I'll describe it like when you're low on brake fluid... My clutch pedal wouldn't "catch" until fully pressed down.. and when shifting gears i would have to force it into it.. up until I couldn't for...

4 views with 1 answer (last answer 16 hours ago)
Tracy Carpenter

Turns Over Got Spark Got Fule Wont Start

was driving to work one morning it died but restarted. Car behaved fine when running but died several times then wouldn't restart. Replaced fuel pump. Has spark at distributor.

5,214 views with 15 answers (last answer 4 days ago)

98 Ford Escort Se Overheated. Driving Two Days With Add Coolant Light The C...

I replaced the hose ( heater) but, still won't start

4 views with 1 answer (last answer 6 days ago)

Compresor Stays On, Can't Shut It Off.

I have a 1998 Ford Escort SE and the a/c compressor would not come on. I replaced the CCRM and the compressor ran constantly. shortly thereafter the compressor froze up.I discovered system had no freo...

5 views with no answers yet

Car Slightly Overheating Hard To Start Stalls On Excelloration

replaced heating sensor but still warms up a bit indicator moves about 1/3 of the scale stalls when trying to pass but runs okay at normal speeds

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