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I found this info for the coupe.
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1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Jun 18, 2016


If you are talking about the vacuum booster control unit for the power brakes .
Its not that hard .Unbolt the master cylinder from the front of the unit no need to disconnect brake lines move to the front of vehicle .
Go under the dashboard remove the clip on the pin on the brake pedal holding the force rod that goes from the pedal to the unit note the way the bushings and washers and clips come apart you have to put them back together in the same order with the brake switch .
Then remove the 4 bolts on the back of the fire wall holding the booster control unit to the wall .
Install in reverse order .You will also have on the front of the control unit a main vacuum line coming from the intake manifold it just plugs in .

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Jun 07, 2016


You must remove the steering column plastic covers, they unscrew from below.

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on May 16, 2016


If you have A/C look here:
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1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Apr 14, 2016


check the motion sensor thats mounted inside the car and check the connection and operation of all the door , boot , and bonnet switches

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Mar 23, 2016


There should be stored codes in the computer. Have them read and they should give you a starting point.

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Mar 20, 2016


Ignitiontune.....new distributrcap or plugwires..maybecoil or modulre

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Feb 29, 2016


The best advice I can give you is that if you have the mechanical ability, go buy a shop manual and follow the instructions. There are a details such as torque settings that need to be right. You will also need to have an alignment done after this to ensure steering is correct and that tire wear will not be execessive.

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Feb 15, 2016


Sounds like the cam belt is broken. Have you ever had it replaced?

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Dec 29, 2015


Could be starter relay and any cable or wire from battery to starter not making solid connection. Could be ignition switch contacts worn out. Did it suddenly do this or had it acted strangely over time ?

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Nov 18, 2015


On the passenger side, under the hood, in the firewall.

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Nov 06, 2015


P0340 - Camshaft Position (CMP) Sensor Circuit Malfunction ,did you check the wiring ?
P0340 - Camshaft Position (CMP) Sensor Circuit Malfunction The test fails when the PCM can no longer detect the signal from the CMP sensor.
  • CMP circuit open
  • CMP circuit short to GND
  • CMP circuit short to PWR
  • SIG RTN open (VR sensor)
  • CMP GND open (Hall effect sensor)
  • CMP misinstalled (Hall effect sensor)
  • Damaged CMP sensor shielding
  • Damaged CMP sensor
  • Damaged PCM
Harness routing, harness alterations, improper shielding, or electrical interference from other improperly functioning systems may have intermittent impact on the CMP signal. DR1 DTC P0340: CHECK IF ENGINE WILL START
    Note: Refer to the Pinpoint Test Schematic to determine the type of CMP sensor.
  • Start engine.
Will the engine start? Yes No GO to DR2 . DTC P0340 is not the cause of the No Start. GO to Section 3 to diagnose the No Start symptom. Is the PCM firing the injectors ?
  • Starting Concerns:
    • No Start, Normal Crank
Note: Extended cranking because of a no start can load the exhaust system with raw fuel, damaging the catalytic converter after the engine starts. For applications with Secondary Air Injection (AIR) Systems, perform the following after the no start has been repaired: Disconnect the electric secondary air injection (AIR) solid state relay, run the engine until the surplus fuel is used up, and reconnect the relay (disconnecting the relay may set a Continuous Memory PCM DTC that will need to be cleared).


SYSTEM/COMPONENT REFERENCE (Section 5 Pinpoint Test unless noted)
  • Add-on Anti-Theft Devices
  • Visual, check with customer.
  • Fuel/Ignition
  • For LS6/LS8:
  • GO to KB85 .
  • All others:
  • GO to A1 .
  • If engine is now a no start:
  • If engine will start and run normally at part throttle, check Idle Air Control (IAC) System.
  • Engine will now start and run normally at part throttle:
  • GO to KE2
  • Exhaust System (restrictions)
  • GO to HF1
  • Base Engine
  • Engine System - General Information Section 303-00 of the Workshop Manual.
  • Additional Testing
  • GO to Z1

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Oct 22, 2015


first you need to repair the shifting prolbem

1998 Ford Escort | Answered on Sep 23, 2015

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