Question about 1998 Ford Escort
How do you fix it?
Posted by Anonymous on
In order to ck the switch you must remove the steering wheel.... there will be a small spring loaded roller and a brass connecting plate. When you press the horn button this completes the circuit and allows the horn to go on.
Posted on Jun 29, 2019
Check the horn switch and wiring loom.
Posted on Jun 29, 2019
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
alright the most likely cause is the spark plug wires. put a set of wires on it and let us now how things are. good luck.
Posted on Nov 23, 2008
SOURCE: horn starts blowing randomly
do you have a alarm on it. If so you need to disable it or turn it off. Other wise you have a short somewhere in your horn. disconnect the horn under the hood. Its usually upfront and looks llike a flat black circular device that has one wire going to it, unless you have a alarm then it may have more.
Posted on Feb 02, 2009
SOURCE: Horn doesn't work
You need to check the live feed to the connection wire, at the horn, with a 12v test light, when the horn button is pressed.
It could be the horn its-self has packed up ?
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Posted on Feb 04, 2009
Removing the drums can be a little difficult if they are really worn and. have a large lip inside where the brake shoes have worn them down.
Anyway here goes, loosen wheel nut/s slightly, raise the car and make safe by using an axle stand or similar then lower it so the wheel is off the ground.
Remove all nut/s and take wheel to one side, you'll then see the whole of the drum, there should be 1 or 2 retaining Philips type screws between the locating holes for the wheel, these need to be removed possibly with an impact screwdriver if too tight.
Once screws are out release the hand brake, hopefully the drum will rotate, try waggling it from side to side along it circumference pulling the drum towards you, it may move a few mm then lock? try using a very heavy rubber mallet to thump the outside edge of the drum whilst turning it. This hopefully will loosen the brake shoes holding the drum on you may need to keep doing this for a good while.
If you have no success then try carefully doing the same with a copper/hide hammer. Still no joy then possibly the lip inside is too great meaning the drums maybe beyond their wear limit so a good belt with a heavy lump hammer is the only way.
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Posted on Feb 05, 2009
Check the horn relay
Posted on Mar 11, 2010
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