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ive got a 55 plate 85 T260 swb crewcab 68000 miles, , i bought it 12 months ago, red light flashes on dash board most days, some times arratically, sometimes quite slow, and all clocks, speedo and dash does not work?????????
the smallest scratch and the van rusts, no under seal, there just a use it and dump it van.

i would just like to say fords are ****

2003 Ford Escort | Answered on Oct 05, 2019


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2003 Ford Escort | Answered on Aug 14, 2018


It would seem there is a fault on the reverse light circuit causing the fuse to blow, though I am surprised it is blowing the engine fuse, perhaps it is an auto transmission with electronic management?

Manual or auto? Given the fault it is probably auto so I expect the reverse light is unaffected and so too the gear selector inhibitor switch operation? If this is so it would suggest a fault with the transmission, the electrical connections, wiring or electronics.

Sorry I can suggest no more given your rather sparse description.

2003 Ford Escort | Answered on Jul 01, 2016


It's common for the brake light switch to go out. It's not too difficult or expensive to replace. It's located on the brake pedal assembly under the dashboard.

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2003 Ford Escort | Answered on Mar 13, 2015


Check to see if timing belt broke

2003 Ford Escort | Answered on Mar 08, 2015


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2003 Ford Escort | Answered on Feb 21, 2015


Fords typically have a starting relay and quite often its on the firewall on the side where the starter is.... Follow the battery cables the black lead should go to the body for the grounding lead.... There should be a red lead going to the alternator and another red lead heading to the relay then to the starter.... Ie the relay interrupts the battery voltage which is told to activate by the smaller ignition wires... Best of luck. Maybe go to your local auto parts store with the car's particular stats and ask them what the part looks like and they can pull the part off the shelf and give you a clue what you're looking for. Best of luck...

2003 Ford Escort | Answered on Jan 12, 2015


THE FAN SENSOR SHOULD BE LOCATED IN THE RADIATOR OR NEXT TO THE THERMOSTAT ON THE ENGINE IS USUALLY WHERE THEY ARE LOCATED. HOPE THIS HELPS

2003 Ford Escort | Answered on Aug 24, 2014


Failed HVAC Blend Door Motors under dash

2003 Ford Escort | Answered on Aug 05, 2014


seams car needs good service and that will balance out idle so wen the ac is on it wont cut out or your idle stabilizer unit is in op

2003 Ford Escort | Answered on Apr 27, 2014


First, increase the idle speed. Easy/cheap to do
You should idle above 1000 rpm

2003 Ford Escort | Answered on Mar 08, 2014


If the spark plugs were fuel fouled, you could have washed the oil off the cylinder walls causing the low compression.
Or the cam timing could be off because the timing belt jumped a few teeth, or the cam gear broke.
I would pull the fuel pump fuse or relay and try to dry out the cylinders first.
And re-check the timing belt. The serpentine belt would not have any connection to the car not starting.

2003 Ford Escort | Answered on Oct 02, 2012

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