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I have a 1998 Ford Escort and the horn just started going off randomly 2 weeks ago.

How do you fix it?

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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.

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Check the horn switch and wiring loom.

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SOURCE: new coil pack in 1998 Ford Escort failed in one week?

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.

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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.

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Posted on Feb 02, 2009

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SOURCE: Horn doesn't work

Hi

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 ?

Good Luck !

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Posted on Feb 04, 2009

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SOURCE: rear drum removal 1998 ford escort

Hi,
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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Check the horn relay

  • Horn relay located above the interior fuse junction panel. Hope this helps. Also check the ground wire to horn, if in doubt run a wire from horn base to some other ground.
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    Why does my horn keep going off out of nowwhere?


    The contact brush may be grounding on something other than the horn button contact. The wires run up the steering column tube and may be damaged inside.

    Alternately the relay or it's wiring may be at fault. Or if it occurs more often when it is wet, this Technical Service Bulletin likely applies

    1998 Ford Escort Electrical System Service Bulletin 71979


    Additionally if you have the keyless security system, there were at least one TSB issued that may be relevent.

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    Check the horn relay
  • Horn relay located above the interior fuse junction panel. Hope this helps. Also check the ground wire to horn, if in doubt run a wire from horn base to some other ground.
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    Hi

    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 ?

    Good Luck !

    Don´t forget to give a FixYa rating Please !

    John.

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