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A/C & HEATER SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1998 Ford Escort AUTOMOBILES

Component Replacement & Adjustment -> Passenger Cars -> Compressor, Replace -> 3.0L DOHC Engine -> 3.0L Engine (Overhead Valve) -> 3.4L Engine -> 3.8L Engine -> 4.6L Engine -> Continental -> Contour & Mystique -> Cougar -> Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis & Town Car -> Escort & Tracer -> Focus -> LS -> Mark VIII -> Mustang -> Sable & Taurus
Vehicle: 1998 Ford Escort LX 2.0 L4 GAS

The A/C evaporator core orifice and the accumulator/drier should be replaced whenever the compressor is replaced due to lack of performance, or when contamination of system is evident.

Continental
  • Remove radiator upper sight shield, then recover refrigerant as outlined under .
  • Raise and support vehicle.
  • Remove radiator air deflector, then loosen idler pulley to remove tension from the drive belt.
  • Remove manifold retaining bolt and A/C manifold and tube from compressor.
  • Disconnect A/C clutch wires at the compressor.
  • Remove three compr...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1998 Ford Escort AUTOMOBILES

Drum Brakes -> Type 2 -> Brake Service -> Installation -> Removal
Vehicle: 1998 Ford Escort Sport 2.0 L4 GAS

Removal
  • Raise and support vehicle, then remove wheel and tire assembly.
  • Remove brake drum screws, then the brake drum.
  • Remove wheel hub.
  • Remove brake shoe retracting springs, Fig. , using screwdriver to push in and twist spring to disengage it from pin.
  • Remove righthand anti-rattle spring.
  • Push and turn brake shoe hold down springs, then remove them.
  • Remove primary rear shoe and lining from backing plate, then the secondary shoe and lining.
Installation
  • If rear shoes and linings are to be used again, inspect them to ensure they meet specifications.
  • Clean backing plate with suitable brake va...

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FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1998 Ford Escort AUTOMOBILES

Ford Motor Co. Passenger Cars -> Fuel Pressure Relief -> Except Aspire, Festiva, Focus, Fusion, Milan, 2003-06 Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis, Sable, Taurus & Town Car, 1991-96 Escort, 1988-96 Tracer, 1991-94 Capri, 1989-91 Probe & 2005-06 Mustang
Vehicle: 1998 Ford Escort Sport 2.0 L4 GAS

Do not smoke or allow an open flame of any type when working on or near any fuel system related components. The highly flammable vapor mixtures may ignite, resulting in serious personal injury.

Prior to disconnecting fuel lines, the fuel system pressure must be relieved to prevent accidental spray of fuel.

When installing the fuel filter, ensure the flow arrow is facing in the proper direction...

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DRIVELINE, U-JOINT & CV AXLES REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1998 Ford Escort AUTOMOBILES

CV AXLE SHAFT, Replace
Vehicle: 1998 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 1998 Ford Escort AUTOMOBILES

Starter, Replace
Vehicle: 1998 Ford Escort 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 1998 Ford Escort AUTOMOBILES

Ford Motor Co. Cars -> Air Bag Warning Lamp ->
Vehicle: 1998 Ford Escort Sport 2.0 L4 GAS

This lamp should light for a approximately 6-8 seconds when the ignition is turned On as a bulb check. If the Air B...

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RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1998 Ford Escort AUTOMOBILES

Heater Hose, Replace -> Inlet -> Outlet
Vehicle: 1998 Ford Escort Sport 2.0 L4 GAS

Inlet

  • Drain cooling system into a suitable container.
  • Reposition heater hose inlet clamp at heater core.
  • Remove heater inlet hose from heater core.
  • Reposition heater core inlet hose clamp at thermostat housing.
  • Remove hose from thermostat housing.
  • Remove hose from vehicle.
  • Reverse procedure to instal...

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SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1998 Ford Escort AUTOMOBILES

Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace
Vehicle: 1998 Ford Escort 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 1998 Ford Escort AUTOMOBILES

Component location diagrams for most 1998 Ford Escort cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

Engine Compartment Diagram for 1998 Ford Escort LX 2.0 L4 GASEngine Compartment Diagram for 1998 Ford Escort LX 2.0 L4 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Power Steering Pressure Sensor
  • Transmission Range Sensor
  • Turbine Speed Sensor
  • Throttle Position Sensor
  • Battery
  • LH & RH Cowl Panels Diagram for 1998 Ford Escort  2.0 L4 GASLH & RH Cowl Panels Diagram for 1998 Ford Escort 2.0 L4 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Warning Chime Module
  • Horn Switch
  • Clutch Start Switch
  • Octane Adjust Plug
  • Powertrain Control Module
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    WIRING DIAGRAMS FOR 1998 Ford Escort AUTOMOBILES

    OEM drawn wiring diagrams for most 1998 Ford Escort cars and light trucks sold in the U.S.

    1998 Ford Escort Sport 2.0 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram1998 Ford Escort Sport 2.0 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Blower Motor Resistor
  • Blower Motor
  • Blower Motor Relay
  • Heater Control Assembly
  • Integrated Control Panel
  • 1998 Ford Escort Sport 2.0 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram1998 Ford Escort Sport 2.0 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Transmission Range Sensor
  • Battery
  • Ignition Switch
  • Instrument Cluster
  • Starter Assembly
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    TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS FOR 1998 Ford Escort AUTOMOBILES

    OEM TSB listings for most 1998 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: 1998 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: 1998 Ford Escort 2.0 L4 GAS

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    COMPONENT/PARTS SPECIFICATIONS FOR 1998 Ford Escort AUTOMOBILES

    BRAKE SPECIFICATIONS: Brake drum, rotor, caliper, and related specifications for most 1998 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 1998 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 1998 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 1998 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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