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1998 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 1998 Ford Escort AUTOMOBILES

    General Service Domestic Vehicles -> 1998-2000 -> Precautions -> A/C Refrigerant Oil -> Battery Ground Cable -> Cleanliness -> Engine Coolant -> Exercise System -> General Service -> Product Compatibility -> R-134a -> Safety
    Vehicle: 1998 Ford Escort Sport 2.0 L4 GAS

    Battery Ground Cable

    Prior to service disconnect battery ground cable and isolate as required.

    Product Compatibility
    A/C Refrigerant Oil

    Before replenishing refrigerant oil, ensure product compatibility with the system being serviced. Refer to "A/C Data" for specifications.

    Engine Coolant

    Before adding or replacing engine coolant, ensure product compatibility with the system being serviced. If using orange silicate-free coolant, do not mix with green silicated coolant. If mixed, premature engine, heater core or radiator corrosion may result.

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    BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1998 Ford Escort AUTOMOBILES

    Disc Brakes -> Front Disc Brakes -> Brake System Bleed -> System Priming -> Wheel Bleeding Sequence
    Vehicle: 1998 Ford Escort Sport 2.0 L4 GAS

    Pressure bleeding is recommended for all hydraulic disc brake systems.

    Do not reuse brake fluid drained from the hydraulic system when bleeding the brakes. Ensure disc brake pistons are returned to their normal positions and the shoe and lining assemblies are properly seated.

    Do not shake the pressure bleeder tank while air is being added or after it has been pressurized. This will prevent air from the tank getting into the lines. Do not move the tank during the bleeding operation. The tank should be kept at least one third full.

    On models equipped with power brakes, exhaust the...

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    FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1998 Ford Escort AUTOMOBILES

    Ford Motor Co. Passenger Cars -> Component Locations -> 1997-03 Escort & ZX2
    Vehicle: 1998 Ford Escort 2.0 L4 GAS

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

    CV AXLE SHAFT, Replace
    Vehicle: 1998 Ford Escort Sport 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

    Alternator, Replace
    Vehicle: 1998 Ford Escort Sport 2.0 L4 GAS

    • Disconnect battery ground cable.
    • Remove alternator drive belt.
    • Remove power steering hose bracket from alternator bracket.
    • Remove alternator mounting bolts, then position aside.
    • Disconnect alternator electrical connectors.
    • Remove battery positive nut and wash...

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    MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES FOR 1998 Ford Escort AUTOMOBILES

    Ford Motor Co. Cars -> Anti-Lock Brake Warning Lamp ->
    Vehicle: 1998 Ford Escort 2.0 L4 GAS

    This lamp should light when the ignition is turned On. It may light for as long as 30 seconds as a bulb and system inspect. If the lamp remains lit or lights while operating the vehicle, a fault condition in the anti-lock brake system is indicated. When the lamp is lit, turn ignition Off, then start...

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    RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1998 Ford Escort AUTOMOBILES

    Radiator, Replace
    Vehicle: 1998 Ford Escort LX 2.0 L4 GAS

    • Raise and support vehicle, then drain radiator into a suitable container.
    • Remove righthand splash shield, then disconnect lower radiator hose and if equipped lower oil cooler outlet tube.
    • Lower vehicle, remove upper radiator hose from radiator, then, if equipped the upper oil cooler inlet tube...

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

    Components on diagram:
  • Power Steering Pressure Sensor
  • Transmission Range Sensor
  • Turbine Speed Sensor
  • Throttle Position Sensor
  • Battery
  • Instrument Panel Diagram for 1998 Ford Escort Sport 2.0 L4 GASInstrument Panel Diagram for 1998 Ford Escort Sport 2.0 L4 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Data Link Connector
  • Power Mirror Switch
  • Instrument Cluster
  • Rear Window Defrost Switch
  • Instrument Panel Cigar Lighter
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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:
  • LFC Relay
  • Electric Cooling Fan
  • Constant Control Relay Module (CCRM)
  • HFC Relay
  • LFC Relay Control
  • 1998 Ford Escort  2.0 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram1998 Ford Escort 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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