Ford Escort Fan Stays On and Battery Dead

Question: I HAVE A 1995 FORD ESCORT, JUST HAD THE TIMING BELT AND WATER PUMP REPLACED, WITH 2 NEW HOSES AND NEW CABLES FOR THE NEW BATTERY. GOT IT HOME THE ALTERTOR WENT OUT GOT NEW ONE. WELL SINCE THEN I AM HAVING TO JUMP THE CAR OFF. I FOUND THAT THE MOTOR FAN ONCE I TURN IT OFF IS STILL RUNNING, IT RUNS UNTILL THE BATTERY IS DOWN… WHAT CAN THIS BE I AM RUNNING OUT OF MONEY.

Answer:
The fan is staying on because the fan relay is staying powered up for some reason. You’d have to track down the cause of that to find your problem. Could be a wiring issue, a bad computer, a bad relay, fuse or circuit breaker etc.

THANK YOU, MY SON SAID I HAVE POWER TO EVERYTHING WITH KEY OFF, AIR, WIPERS EVERYTHING CAN BE TURNED ON WITH CAR TURNED OFF. AND THE MOTOR FAN STAYS RUNNING. ???

I’d look for a bad ignition switch, or other power source staying on that is causing your problem.

THANK YOU TONS, I AM JUST A OLD GIRL.. LOVE MY CAR BUT MAN… THANK YOU AND BLESSINGS.


Ford Escort Electrical Problems

I have a 2002 Ford Escort 4 door. Without any kind of warning whatsoever, my power windows, power mirrors, courtesy light, and trunk light quit working. I have checked the fuses none were blown. Any ideas?

Answer: You may have a bad circuit breaker. These are used with the fuses to protect those systems. Look in the fuse blocks for a small silver items a little bigger than a fuse. Swap them around or with a new one. They only cost a few dollars. Also check for broken wires in the rubber boot between the drivers door and the car body. Wiggle that around while pressing button to see if they start to work. If they do, then cut ti open and fix the wires.


Ford Fusion Heater And Radio

I have a question and wonder if someone can help me. My 2013 Ford Fusion’ radio and heater are now cutting off when I start my car. They both come on for like a second and than shut off. They will both stay on with the key turned on but not started. But soon as I start the car they both cut off.. was fine just this morning.

Answer: Sounds like your car has a power or ground problem. Could also be then entertainment control module. You are going to have to take it to the dealer for this one.


Cranks But Won’t Start

Question: Engine crank but doesn’t start in my 1998 Ford Escort 2zx DOHC. I changed the engine after overheated the old one, keeping the multiple injection and thermostat core with sensors. Was replaced timing belt, CKP, CMP, spark plugs. After workshop with the engine following each test to try to start it, continue without spark and not CKP volts. I need help to start it.

Answer: First be sure to check all the fuses. Be sure to double check all you connections again, especially the grounds. There are several under the hood and on the engine. If you are not getting any power to the crank sensor, then you may have cut a wire or smashed a harness during engine installation. You could also have a bad computer. A scan of the codes would be the first step.


Ford Focus Burning Smell

Question: My Ford Focus was smoking and had a burning smell to it , soon later my belt popped & was replaced but now my car want start up & it isn’t my battery because it was charged fully.

Answer: When you say belt, do you mean the serpentine belt or the timing belt? If just a serpentine belt, then whatever caused the burning smell and the belt popping off may have also damaged something else. If an oil leak caused the belt problem, then leaking oil may have also got into a sensor, like the crankshaft position sensor. You would need to check for spark, fuel injector pulse and fuel pressure to start the diagnosis.

If the timing belt was the problem and it was replaced, it is possible that the belt slipped or the tensioner was not set correctly and now the engine is out of time. If that is the case, then you need to take it back to the mechanic that did the repairs.


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