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1997 Ford Escort GXE 4dr Sedan

1997 Ford Escort
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Compact
28 mpg city / 37 mpg hwy
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How do I get fuel filter off?
I have the top clip off but can't see the bottom. Is it going to have a clip just like the top? I can;t really get to it. I can see where it is mounted to the wall or whatever its ...
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I cannot get the gear shift out of park,
The release button on the gear shift does not push all the way in so that I can get the car out of park even with emergency brake disengaged.
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1999 for escort lx makes knocking sound when push on gas and car wont stay on unless pushing on gas?
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Manufacturing date
How do I find the manufacturing date on a 99 ford escort
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why my speedo don't work
I have changed the cluster and the speed sensor and all ground wires and still nthing
Asked by Derek M March 15, 2015, 7:00 am 1 reply
Air bags deployed, Difficulty and cost to replace?
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1999 Ford Escort Lx starts shaking and then turns off at stop sign ad when In reverse
I have a 1999 Ford escort lx it was running great then did tune up and now when I'm reversing it starts shaking really bad then turns off. also at stop signs and lights.
Asked by Justine Z March 12, 2015, 1:21 pm 1 reply
The car stalled then died
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Car Died Suddenly
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I just replaced my EGR valve becaudse a code popped up. now engine cuts in and out
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