Can you tow a 1997 ford escort wagon behind a camper?
The best answer will come from your owners manual or Ford service department. My best guess is if it's an automatic, no. Manual, maybe. With a tow dolly, yes.
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The horn on my 94 Escort (same body style, I imagine) is in the very front corner behind the driver's side bumper cover. I had mine up on ramps and found it that way. I have no idea how to replace it short of removing the bumper cover. Luckily at this point it is just my relay that's bad. -Skihike
There are a few factors that will complicate things... First, what size is your engine? a V8 will obviously have more towing power than a straight six. Is the car a manual or automatic? A manual is more versatile and lets you use the whole range of engine power, an auto may require a transmission co…oler for heavy duty towing. What are you towing? The tongue weight of a trailer is a big factor when towing with a car. What condition is your car in? A forty year old car with an original engine probably couldn't pull a drunken sailor off a dead hooker. The straight answer: if your car runs well, a reasonably in shape adult male can lift the tonge of your trailer and your car has a manual transmission and a straight six engine then you can pull about 2000 kg max, a little more with a V8. a little less with an auto transmission. The best way is to test it out, tow the trailer around for a while, if you really struggle up hills then it is best not to do long distance, trailering is tough on a car and will be double tough on a car that old, make sure your brakes are in good working order!!! - hope this helps, good luck! (MORE)
Answer . If I recall correctly the 1986 Escort had either a 1,6 diesel or a CVH petrol engine. In any case your car radio (even from 1986) will have more electronics than the rest of the car.
There are two ways to do this. The bruteish way and the proper way. The proper way There should be two small holes on each side of the radio. Ether you could buy Ford Radio Keys (Walmart?), or you could make two U-shaped pins out of a wire coat hanger or similar to fit in the holes. Put a slight… taper on the ends if you make your own. Insert them in the holes about 1 1/2 inches to release the retaining clips and the whole radio unit should be able to be removed. The bruteish way This way (as you'll soon understands) means you will have to discard the radio unit afterwards, but saves quite a hassle. Get a cutter, like what you use to trim hedges and cut thick branches. Just physically schred off the front panel (all the gray plastic you can see that is part of the player), keeping sure that you don't damage anything else for estetic reasons. Cut and pull and tear until you have a hole into the machine, then stick something inside to get leavage to physically force it out. You don't have to be careful with the components inside - what you need later is on the back. This won't leave marks on the car unless you mess it up. (MORE)
At the engine end of the top radiator hose, bolted to the engine,under the coil assembly is the thermostat housing held on withthree 8mm bolts. The thermostat is under that housing.
Answer . \nYou may be thinking of the cv axles.. in which they can click when turning or even vibrate while driving... if this is the case make sure to have tires balanced to eliminate the tire's as the caus.
Answer . \nThe dash must be completely removed in order to gain access to the heater box. Then the heater hoses are disconnected\nand the heater box is removed and opened up. That gains access to the heater core for relacement.
Hey dude!. Don't waste yr time.but if u dont hve any other alternatives, become friends with the parts guy at your local ford dealer and get them to print out a copy of the procedure from the factory shop manual.
On the driver's side of the engine just below the electronic ignition module. The thermostat housing connects to the top radiator hose.
Answer . \nIf it has a manual trans... easily yes. If it has an automatic transmission, you will need to isolate the drivetrain from the transmission, or else you will burn out the seals & bushings. For 2 wheel drive vehicles, this means removing the driveshaft & installing a shipping plug in …the rear of the tranny. For 4x4 trucks, you can usually accomplish this by placing the transfer case in neutral. (MORE)
The blower fan resistor on a 1997 escort is located on the blower fan itself, behind (underneath) the front passenger side glove compartment. If you lay on the floor you will see a circular shaped black plastic compartment. This is the blower fan. The blower fan resistor is the part which the two …blue electrical connections are. It should be removable with I think it is 2 10mm bolts with a socket. There is often in this vehicle year a number of issues with moisture/corrosion on these connectors. Wiggle the connectors, clean them off and put on some silicon dielectric grease and often that will get your fan working again. n (MORE)
Where is the flasher unit for indicator control located on a 1997 Ford Escort wagon what does it look like?
Flasher Relay . \nIt will be round with approximately the diameter of a half dollar. Can be metal or plastic. Plugs in with a 3 blade type connector. Is located: UNDERNEATH THE INSTRUMENT PANEL, NEAR THE LEFT HAND COWL SIDE TRIM PANEL.
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I tow a small 4ft. x 4ft trailer with a cargo container on it , about 400 lbs total and don't even know it is back there. I went from 36 mpg to 32 mpg hwy.
I have a 96, but i assume that they are quite similar... The Bulb: if you look at the back of the headlight in the middle there is a black node with wires out the back of it twist it and it should come loose, pull it out and there is the light. Pull the wires and the black sleeve then put the new on…e in the way you took it out. The Lens: It has been a while since i replaced my so bare with me. Unfortuanately the lamp is one piece (really bad design). Take the blub out. I cannot remember exactly all the screws to remove but i will go through the general process. Remove the grille (pretty easy) it is just held on with some clips a flathead and some gental persuation will get that off. Remove screws that hold it on. What I'm having problems remembering is if you have to take the blinker off (which it held on by visible screws) You will just have to play by ear. After those screws are out, it should pull right out and replace it with the new one. Don't forget to adjust them! (MORE)
Answer . \nIf it is FWD and you tow it with the front wheels off the ground then the odometer will not add mileage. If it is RWD and is a manual transmission, same thing applies. If on the other hand it is an automatic RWD then you must disconnect the drive shaft to tow with the wheels down whic…h will not add mileage. A FWD should never be towed with the front wheels down. Doing so on either vehicle with an A/T will damage the transmission. (MORE)
Answer . Tensioner should be removable and replaceable by single mounting bolt. Answer . are you referring to the belt tensioner on engine?if so. remove tensioner,buy a new one, and replace. this is not a big job. you will also need to replace belt at same time
I believe it to be located at the end of the bottom radiator hosewhere it makes contact with the engine block.
I have towed such things with my 93 & my 91 escorts. And I have been successful without damaging my car too.
The '99 escort is rated for a max. towing of 1000 lbs providing it has a manual transmission. Towing with the auto transmission isn't recommended.
The towing laws are different in every one of the United States. Michigan residents are required to have a special endorsement on their driver's license and to get the license, one must pass a driving test which includes backing both trailers a certain distance. For details, contact the state… department that issues drivers licenses. In Michigan, that is the Secretary of State. (MORE)
I own a 94 sable wagon and installed a hitch (took an afternoon and less than $300). I have towed my 16' boat which weighs about 1700lbs plus at least 500lbs to 1000lbs for the trailer. The rear end sags a bit but handles the load very well. If you need exact specs try the owners manual or call a tr…ailer/towing shop. (MORE)
when you turn the car on, usually the lights on the dash show up "ABS"
Too little information to provide and accurate answer.. Diesel or gas? Interstate or blue highway. Big camper or small.. My Dodge diesel averages 15 mpg pulling my 28 ft 5th wheel.
If they are like the 02 escort, you will find two countersunk Phillips screws holding the drums on. I used a tourch and heated up the drum and the screws came right out ... there was a third hole in the drum that I screwed one of the extracted screws in, and it pushed the drum off. I hope this w…ill be of assistance to you. Good Luck, Larry.gillespie@cox,net (MORE)
It's at the front of the engine behind the thermo housing which has 3 10mm bolts holding it on. The main coolant line to the radiator comes from the housing so you cant miss it!
It's located on top of the fuel tank. It's in the biggest hole on top.
1997 escort tranny's are a breed of their own you must replace it with a 1997 transmission.
The firing order for a 92 ford escort is 1 3 4 2. The number onecylinder is at the front if the engine.
Pretty much any vehicle can. Some vehicles, regardless of make have very specific procedures for towing behind an RV, refer to the owners manual. If you dont have one, and it is a Ford, you can download one, and all of the original owners guides from the fordowner.com website. you may need to regist…er with your vin, but it is free and you'll have access to alot of information. (MORE)
When you turn on your lights in your 1997 ford escort lx wagon you have no rear light and neither do you have any dash lights what must you do to rectify this problem?
i have the same problem on my 1998 escort finesse. it is the light stick on the steering wheel, if you flick you headlights on and off enough you dash lights work, mine don't anymore. you have to get a new light stick unit ( don't know the actual name ) there is no way around it, i had a quote for a…bout $300 to fix it so i had my farther in law do it for $50 plus the part. hope this helps (MORE)
According to the 1998 Ford Escort Owner Guide : With engine oil filter change : The 2.0 liter four cylinder engine in the wagon and sedan take : ( 3.8 liters / 4.0 U.S. quarts of 5W-30 )
The ECM is located under the dash where the console meets the heating and air conditioning controls. Its on the tunnel housing in front of the console.
Jack the right front wheel off the ground and remove it. Disconnect the battery Remove both splash panels...one on the side of the fender well and one under the engine on the passenger side. Remove the electrical harness connector Recycle the freon. Disconnect the freon lines. Take the serpentine be…lt off. Unbolt the compressor from the engine. If you are putting on a new compressor you should replace the accumulator / dryer at the same time. Also, you should pump the system down to remove any moisture in the system. (MORE)
It's more than likely that it needs a new fuel filter, spark plugs and ignition wires. While you are in there replace the air filter also.
Loosen up all the bolts all the way around on the pan. Then, start on one end of the pan to drop it down and drain the ATF. Loosen the bolts more on the side you want to drop down. You can't take all of them out or you'll end up with ATF all over the ground and yourself.
1997 Ford Escort LX Stn Wagon the service light has come on what should you look for first in repairs?
When the Check Engine Light comes on the OBD II onboard diagnostic system will throw a code. The code will tell you what is wrong with it. If you don't have a code reader you can take it to Autozone or Advance or Napa and they will read the code for you. You will not be charged for this information.… Once you know what the code is come back on Wikiipedia and let us know and I will tell you what it means and what you need to do to correct it. (MORE)
Remove the tailgate trim panel. Disconnect the remote control rod from the remote control. Disconnect the negative battery terminal. Unbolt the latch and remove the remote control. Disconnect the lock knob rod from the remote control and remove the rod. Disconnect the lock cylinder rod from the lock… cylinder. Unbolt the remote control and remove it from the liftgate. Remove 2 nuts that hold the outside handle and take it out of the liftgate. Installation is the reverse of the removal steps. (MORE)
Disconnect the negative battery terminal. IMPORTANT. It has to be disconnected for a full minute to disarm the airbag. 2. Remove the screws holding the horn buttons on. 3. If equipped with an air bag remove the bolt from each side at the back of the steering wheel. 4. Pull the airbag off and discon…nect the electrical connections. Always hold an airbag pointing away from you. 5. Remove the horn pad and disconnect the electrical connectons. 6. Mark the position the steering wheel is on the shaft with a dot of paint. 7. Remove the steering wheel nut or bolt. 8. Use a puller to take the wheel off. (MORE)
The computer is under the console where it meets the bottom of the heater controls. Take the console out to access it.
Take the stereo out and check the wiring at the back harness. Make sure it is clean and tight.
Remove the parking/turn signal light assembly. Take off the grill. Remove the headlight bulb. Remove the inner and outer attatching screws and upper attatching screw. Lift the headlight out.
1. Jack up the front of the vehicle and put it on jack stands. 2. Remove the nuts and bolts that secure the bottom of the strut to the steering knuckle. 3. Remove the nuts at the top of the strut tower and lower the strut assembly out through the bottom. 4. The spring will have to come off as it is …not part of the replacement part. 5. To do this you'll have to get a spring compressor. 6. Before you take the spring apart spray the side of the strut assembly with some white paint. Spray a straight line up and down. This will enable you to replace the spring and mounting hardware the way it came off. The spring has to be in the strut to align with the lower housing bracket. (MORE)
It is on the back side of the engine where the engine meets the bell housing. It is down at the bottom and the battery and tray have to be taken off to remove the starter from the engine and get it out at the top.
Most major parts houses would have the ignition switch. Any year between 1991 and 1996 will fit it.
According to a drawing in the 1997 Ford Escort Owner Guide : On the right side of the steering wheel column is a lever thatoperates the windshield wipers . On the inner part of the lever , towardsthe steering wheel , is a selector switch for the rear wiper / washer on thewagon
According to the 1997 Ford escort Owner Guide : With engine oil filter change : The 2.0 liter SPI four cylinder engine takes : ( 3.8 liters / 4.0 U.S. quarts of 5W-30 )
my 1997 ford escort wagon 2.0 i put a transmission in it it changes low second but not drive what is the problem
Only if it's a light camper. Those transmissions are not good for towing heavy weight.
The Ford Escort Cosworth was manufactured from 1992 until 1996. It has been used in racing, particularly in the World Rally Championship. The car was used in racing due to its handling ability.