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1997 Ford Escort CAR/TRUCK REPAIR PROCEDURES AND DIAGRAMS - WHAT Ford REPAIR SHOPS DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW

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    A/C & HEATER SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Ford Escort AUTOMOBILES

    Manual Air Conditioning & Heater System Diagnosis & Testing -> Component Testing & Diagnosis -> 1.8L Engine -> 1.9L Engine -> A/C Condenser Cooling Fan -> A/C Relay -> Aerostar -> Aerostar & Villager -> Aerostar, Explorer & Ranger -> Aspire -> Aspire, Escort, Probe & Tracer -> Auxiliary Heater Core Pressure Test -> Blower Motor Circuit Test -> Blower Motor Relay -> Blower Motor Resistor -> Blower Motor Switch -> Bronco, Econoline, Expedition & F-Series -> Escort & Tracer -> Heater Core Pressure Test -> Probe -> Probe & Villager -> Rear Control Switch At Front Climate Control Assembly -> Rear Control Switch At Rear Climate Control Assembly -> Villager
    Vehicle: 1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0 L4 GAS

    A/C Condenser Cooling Fan
    Probe

    Refer to Fig. for A/C condenser cooling fan terminal identification.

    • Turn ignition Off, then disconnect A/C condenser cooling fan connector.
    • Apply 12 volts to terminal three on fan, then ground terminal two. A/C condenser cooling fan should operate at low speed.
    • Apply 12 volts to terminal one on fan, then ground terminal two. Fan should operate at high speed.
    • If fan operates properly at both speeds, return to diagnostic tests. If fan does not operate properly, replace fan.
    ...

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    BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Ford Escort AUTOMOBILES

    Disc Brakes -> Front Disc Brakes -> Troubleshooting -> Abnormal Conditions -> Brake Booster Operation Test -> Brake Master Cylinder -> Brake Roughness -> Bypass Condition Inspection -> Lateral Runout -> Non-Pressure Leaks -> Normal Conditions -> Thickness Variation -> Wheel Bearing Looseness
    Vehicle: 1997 Ford Escort Sport 2.0 L4 GAS

    Brake Roughness
    Thickness Variation

    If roughness or vibration is encountered during highway operation or if pedal pumping is experienced at low speeds, the disc may have excessive thickness variation. Measure the disc at 12 points with a micrometer at a radius approximately one inch from edge of disc. If thickness measurements vary by more than .0005 inch, replace the Disc.

    Lateral Runout

    Excessive lateral runout of braking disc may cause a " knocking back" of the pistons, possibly creating increased pedal travel and vibration when brakes are applied.

    Wheel Bearing Looseness

    Adjust the ...

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    FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Ford Escort AUTOMOBILES

    Ford Motor Co. Passenger Cars -> Fuel Filter Scheduled Maintenance -> Escort, ZX2, LN7, Lynx & Tracer 1981-97 Except 1.8L GT & 1988-89 Tracer -> Normal Service -> Severe Service
    Vehicle: 1997 Ford Escort Sport 2.0 L4 GAS

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    DRIVELINE, U-JOINT & CV AXLES REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Ford Escort AUTOMOBILES

    CV AXLE SHAFT, Replace
    Vehicle: 1997 Ford Escort 2.0 L4 GAS

    • Raise and support vehicle.
    • Remove wheel and splash shield.
    • Raise staked portion of halfshaft retaining nut
    • Remove retaining nut and discard.
    • Remove cotter pin from tie rod end and separate tie rod end from steering knuckle using a suitable tie rod remover tool.
    • Remove lower ball joint clamp bolt and pry down on lower control arm to separate ball joint from steering knuckle.
    • Pull outward on steering knuckle/brake assembly.
    • Carefully pull halfshaft from steering knuckle and position knuckle aside.
    • Support transaxle with a suitable jack stand.
    • Remove four transaxle mount to crossmemb...

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    STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Ford Escort AUTOMOBILES

    Starter, Replace
    Vehicle: 1997 Ford Escort Sport 2.0 L4 GAS

    • Disconnect battery ground cable.
    • Remove air duct from throttle body to resonance chamber.
    • Remove starter motor upper mounting bolts, then raise and support vehicle.
    • Remove intake plenum support bracket, then disconnect S terminal connector from starter solenoid. When disconnecting connector from S terminal, grasp con...

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    MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Ford Escort AUTOMOBILES

    Ford Motor Co. Cars -> Check Engine Lamp/Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL)/Service Engine Soon Lamp -> 1995-97 Models -> EEC-IV -> EEC-V -> Keep Alive Memory (KAM) Reset & PCM Reset Less Electronic Tester -> PCM Reset Using Generic Scan Tool -> PCM Reset Using Star Tester
    Vehicle: 1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0 L4 GAS

    This lamp should light when the ignition is turned On. After engine starts, the lamp should go off, unless a fault condition is detected by the EEC-IV system. A diagnostic trouble code is stored in the PCM. Following diagnosis and repair, the Check Engine/MIL lamp will automatically reset when stored diagnostic trouble codes are cleared from PCM memory. The PCM reset procedure allows the scan tool to command the PCM to clear all diagnostic trouble codes.

    EEC-IV

    PCM Reset Using Star Tester
    • Turn ignition Off.
    • Perform required vehicle preparation and visual inspection.
    • Connect Star teste...

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    RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Ford Escort AUTOMOBILES

    Coolant Hose, Replace -> Lower -> Upper
    Vehicle: 1997 Ford Escort Sport 2.0 L4 GAS

    Lower

    • Drain cooling system into a suitable container.
    • Raise and support vehicle.
    • Remove two lefthand splash shield bolts.
    • Reposition hose clamp from water pump inlet.
    • Remove radiator outlet hose from water pump inlet.
    • Reposition hose clamp from radiator.
    • Remove radiator outlet hose from radiator a...

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    SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Ford Escort AUTOMOBILES

    Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace
    Vehicle: 1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0 L4 GAS

    • Rotate or lift the belt tensioner arm, using a suitable tool to relieve tension from dr...

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    COMPONENT LOCATION DIAGRAMS FOR 1997 Ford Escort AUTOMOBILES

    Component location diagrams for most 1997 Ford Escort cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

    Wagon Body Diagram for 1997 Ford Escort  2.0 L4 GASWagon Body Diagram for 1997 Ford Escort 2.0 L4 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Liftgate Washer Pump Motor
  • Shift Lock Actuator
  • Fuel Pump Module
  • I/P Fuse Panel
  • Driver Seat Belt Buckle Switch
  • ZX-2 Body Diagram for 1997 Ford Escort  2.0 L4 GASZX-2 Body Diagram for 1997 Ford Escort 2.0 L4 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Remote Anti-Theft Personality Module
  • Trunk Lid Release Solenoid
  • Luggage Compartment Lamp
  • Hi Mount Stop Lamp
  • Fuel Pump/Fuel Gauge Sender
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    WIRING DIAGRAMS FOR 1997 Ford Escort AUTOMOBILES

    OEM drawn wiring diagrams for most 1997 Ford Escort cars and light trucks sold in the U.S.

    1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Speed Control Switch Assembly
  • Speed Control Amplifier
  • 1997 Ford Escort  2.0 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram1997 Ford Escort 2.0 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • License Lamp
  • Left Rear Side Marker Lamp
  • Right Rear Side Marker Lamp
  • Right Rear Park/Stop Lamp
  • Left Rear Park/Stop Lamp
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    TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS FOR 1997 Ford Escort AUTOMOBILES

    OEM TSB listings for most 1997 Ford Escort cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1985+.

    Document: RECALL - CERTAIN 1992-2003 MODEL YEAR CARS AND TRUCKS - FUSED JUMPER HARNESS REPLACEMENT FOR VEHICLES SERVICED WITH AN INCOMPATIBLE FUSED JUMPER HARNESS
    Vehicle: 1997 Ford Escort 2.0 L4 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Chassis Electrical, Wiring, Fuses & Breakers, Wipers, Motors
  • Document: RECALL - 1992-2004 MULTIPLE VEHICLE LINES - SPEED CONTROL SYSTEM MODIFICATION
    Vehicle: 1997 Ford Escort 2.0 L4 GAS

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    COMPONENT/PARTS SPECIFICATIONS FOR 1997 Ford Escort AUTOMOBILES

    BRAKE SPECIFICATIONS: Brake drum, rotor, caliper, and related specifications for most 1997 Ford Escort cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1970+.

    • Brake caliper mounting bolt torque
    • Brake drum runout, machining, & discard specs
    • Minimum brake lining thickness.
    • Brake rotor runout, parallelism, machining, discard, & finish specs

    A/C SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS: Air conditioning refrigerant capacity and type as well as lubricant capacity for most 1997 Ford Escort cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+.

    • Refrigerant capacity & type, compressor oil viscosity, total system oil capacity & compressor clutch gap

    COOLING SYSTEM BLEED: Cooling system bleeder valve identification, bleeder type and bleed procedures for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1986+.

    PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE: Preventive maintenance recommendations and required services for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Includes severe and routine service schedules

    QUICK-LUBE and ILLUSTRATIONS: Fluid recommendations, capacities, drain plug torques, tire data, and severe service recommended preventive maintenance schedules. Information covers most 1997 Ford Escort cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Engine and chassis service images.

    • Automatic transmission/transaxles capacities, lubricant recommendations
    • Differential/final drive capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Final drive fill & drain plug torques
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Manual transmission/transaxle capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Engine oil capacities, API grade recommendations, SAE viscosity recommendations, drain plug torque
    • Severe service maintenance & interval recommendations
    • Tire sizes, wheel nut/bolt torque, pressures & rim sizes
    • Transfer case capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities

    TUNE-UP & DRIVEABILITY SPECIFICATIONS: Most tune-up specifications for most 1997 Ford Escort cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+

    • Airflow sensor electrical specifications
    • Tensioning specifications for systems with automatic tensioners
    • Barometric pressure sensor specs
    • Battery group number and cranking performance
    • Crankshaft & camshaft position sensor resistance
    • Engine compression pressures
    • Coolant temperature sensor specs
    • Computer advance.
    • Diesel fuel temperature sensor resistance.
    • Distributor advance specifications
    • Ignition pickup coil resistance
    • Exhaust gas recirculation temperature sensor resistance
    • Engine fastener torque values
    • Firing order diagrams
    • Fuel system pressures
    • Generator (alternator) specs
    • Intake air temperature sensor specs
    • Ignition coil specifications
    • Fuel injector resistance
    • Engine idle speeds
    • Knock sensor resistance
    • Manifold absolute pressure sensor specs
    • Mixture control solenoid resistance
    • Voltage regulator specs
    • Spark plug applications & gaps
    • Starter motor electrical specs.
    • Tensioning specifications for systems without automatic tensioners
    • Throttle body temperature sensor resistance
    • Ignition timing in degrees at rpm
    • Transmission oil temperature sensor resistance
    • Throttle position sensor specs
    • Vacuum sensor valve specs

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