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1997 Ford Escort
2.0L 4-cyl Engine Code [P] Engine Code [P]
110 bhp. @ 5000 rpm / Torque: 125 ft. lbs. @ 3750 rpm
2.0L - Inline 4-cyl (Gasoline)

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  1. Engine Oil

    Grade 1  »  SEO15
    All TEMPS  »  5W-20 [1]
  2. Manual Transmission

  3. Automatic Transmission

  4. Power Steering Fluid

  5. Brake Fluid

    Brake Fluid  »  HB

    DOT 3 and 4 Brake Fluid (BFLVCN) [3]
  6. Lubricants & Fluids Comments  »  [*]

    [1] This specification has been updated from 5W-30 to 5W-20
    per a Technical Service Bulletin from the manufacturer
    5W-20 is the preferred viscosity.
    [2] Automatic Transmission Fluid, Type-F
    [3] Motorcraft High Performance DOT 3 brake fluid, P/N PM-1-C
    or equivalent meeting Ford specification WSS-M6C65-A1.

  7. Fluid Capacities (drive train fluids)

    Engine, with filter  »  4 quarts [1]
    Cooling System, ATXL Initial Fill  »  6.3 quarts
    Passenger Car & Light Truck Antifreeze & Coolant
    AMSOIL Antifreeze and Engine Coolant
    Cooling System, MTXL Initial Fill  »  5.3 quarts
    Passenger Car & Light Truck Antifreeze & Coolant
    AMSOIL Antifreeze and Engine Coolant
    Automatic Transmission, IF4E Initial Fill  »  4.1 quarts
    Automatic Transmission, Total Fill
    4 speed IF4E  »  5.7 quarts
    Manual Transmission, G5M (5-SPD)  »  7.2 pints
    ANTPC ANT ANTPC ANT
    Capacities Comments
    [1] After refill check oil level.
  8. Chassis Lubrication

    0 Fittings, 0 Plugs
  9. Torque Specifications

    Oil Drain Plug  »  15-22 ft/lbs
    Manual Transmission
    Drain Plug 29-40 ft/lbs

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  1. Filters: Oil, Air, Cabin, Fuel, Transmission, Hydraulic & Crankcase

    Oil Filter 25, 000-Mile Ea Oil Filter (EAO34)  
    Oil Filter MANN Oil Filter (W71936)  
    Oil Filter MANN Oil Filter (W71912)  
    Oil Filter WIX 51516 Oil Filter  
    Air Filter WIX 46406 Air Filter  
    Fuel Filter WIX 33293 Fuel Filter  
    Transmission Filter WIX 58995 Auto Tran Filter  
  2. Gasoline Engine Fuel Additives

    Dominator Octane Boost (AOB)
    AOBDominator Octane Boost (AOB)

    Maximizes power and improves performance in all two-cycle and four-cycle gasoline engines. Reduces engine knock, improves ignition and engine response, helps fuel burn cleaner and inhibits corrosion. Recommended for off-road and racing use. Packag...

    Gasoline Stabilizer (AST)
    ASTGasoline Stabilizer (AST)

    AMSOIL Gasoline Stabilizer (AST) reduces the oxidation process that occurs when fuel is stored for extended periods, improving performance, extending equipment life and decreasing maintenance expenses. Package sizes include: 16-oz. Bottle ...

    P.I Performance Improver (API)
    APIP.I Performance Improver (API)

    P.i. improves fuel mileage an average of 2.3% and up to 5.7%. Reduces emissions such as hydrocarbons (HC) up to 15%, carbon monoxide (CO) up to 26% and nitrous oxides (NOx) up to 17%. Restores power and performance. Reduces the need for costly higher...

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ALM5W-20 Signature Series Synthetic Motor Oil (ALM)

The Top Tier of AMSOIL Synthetic Motor Oil. AMSOIL Signature Series Synthetic Motor Oil delivers extraordinary lubrication in all types of automotive gasoline engines. Engineered for enthusiasts seeking maximum protection and performance. Precision-f...
XLM5W-20 Extended Life Synthetic Motor Oil (XLM)

AMSOIL XL Synthetic Motor Oil is the choice for those who want to do something extra for their vehicle. Its boosted formulation delivers extra cleaning power, outstanding wear control, excellent high and low temperature protection and exceptional fue...
OEM5W-20 OE Series Synthetic Motor Oil (OEM)

OE Synthetic Motor Oil is for mechanics and drivers seeking peace of mind protection and exceptional value in synthetic motor oil. It delivers 100 percent synthetic engine protection for advanced automotive technology, including turbochargers and dir...
ATFSignature Series Multi-Vehicle Synthetic ATF

AMSOIL Signature Series Multi-Vehicle Synthetic ATF is engineered to outperform conventional automatic transmission fluids and exceed the performance requirements of most North American, European and Asian vehicles. This sophisticated formulation pro...
OTFOE Multi-Vehicle Synthetic ATF

AMSOIL OE Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid provides passenger-car/light-truck transmissions excellent wear protection, sludge resistance and extreme-temperature performance throughout original equipment manufacturer (OEM)-recommended drain inte...
ATDTorque-Drive Transmission Fluid (ATD)

Formulated for Allison TES-295, TES-389, C-4; Ford MERCON V; GM DEXRON III-H and more. Engineered for outstanding performance in heavy-duty transmissions manufactured by Allison, Voith, ZF and other heavy-duty transmissions. Excellent protection i...
ARTSuper Shift Racing Transmission Fluid (ART)

AMSOIL Synthetic Super Shift® Racing Transmission Fluid is specifically formulated for automatic transmissions operating in high-horsepower and high-torque conditions. AMSOIL SuperShift contains top-quality additives selected specifically for ra...
BFLVDOT 3 and 4 Synthetic Brake Fluid (BFLV)

*** This item is available for US customers only *** Brake fluid acts as a hydraulic fluid, transferring power and lubricating brake system components while also preventing corrosion. It must contend with extreme heat and the inevitable moi...
ANTPCPassenger Vehicle Antifreeze (ANTPC)

Ethylene Glycol 50/50 Pre-Mix Formulation AMSOIL Passenger Car/Light Truck Antifreeze & Coolant provides superior heat transfer and excellent protection against corrosion, freezing and boilover. It provides maximum protection in extreme temper...
ANTAntifreeze and Engine Coolant (ANT)

AMSOIL Antifreeze & Coolant (ANT) is a low-toxicity propylene glycol antifreeze formulated to provide benefits far beyond those found in today's conventional antifreeze and coolant products. This revolutionary formulation provides maximum antifre...
amsoil oil filterAMSOIL Ea Oil Filters

AMSOIL Ea Oil Filters feature synthetic nanofiber technology for maximum efficiency. Guaranteed for up to 15,000 miles or up to 25,000 miles, depending on application, when used with AMSOIL synthetic motor oil.
mann oil filterMANN-FILTERS Oil Filters

Oil filters from MANN-FILTER purify oil of dirt and solid particles such as dust, abraded metal, carbon deposits and soot particles. The filter housing is pressure-resistant, protected against corrosion and features a long-life elastomer seal. Use Part Number drop down to select filter.
wix oil filterWIX Automotive, Light Truck & Racing Oil Filters

WIX Oil filters are made with full metal base plate for superior strength at the double seal & also feature a silicone anti-drainback valve. Glass enhanced media in WIX oil filters offers greater efficiency, capturing more 10 to 12 micron sized particles than other cellulose or synthetic blend medias.
wix air filterWIX Automotive, Light Truck & Racing Air Filters

WIX panel element air filters have a linear path through the filter for low airflow restriction & an exclusive pocket pleat for the filter media. Radial air filters are constructed of mesh screen on the inside wall diameter for element strength and media protection from backfire.

Maintenance Schedule as Provided by OEM Documentation

Distance:
5,000 miles (8,000 km)
Action:
Rotate/adjust air pressure
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A circular frame of hard material that may be solid or partly solid, is capable of turning on an axle, and holds the rubber cushion that contains compressed air.
Distance:
5,000 miles (8,000 km)
Action:
Change
Item:
Engine oil
Interval in Month(s):
6
Labor Units:
0.16
Parts Units:
4
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A substance that lubricates and cools the moving parts of the engine and reduces corrosion and the formation of rust.
Distance:
5,000 miles (8,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Oil filter
Interval in Month(s):
6
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A cartridge-filled canister placed in an engine's lubricating system to strain dirt and abrasive materials out of the oil.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Rotate/adjust air pressure
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A circular frame of hard material that may be solid or partly solid, is capable of turning on an axle, and holds the rubber cushion that contains compressed air.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Brake system
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.4
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A vehicle's stopping mechanism comprised of a pedal connected to a hydraulic master cylinder that can actuate clamping and/or expanding devices at all four wheels that slow or stop a vehicle's rolling motion. Components in a basic brake system are the master cylinder, calipers and/or wheel cylinders, linings or pads or shoes, rotors and/or drums.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Cooling system
Interval in Month(s):
12
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The system that stores and circulates coolant throughout (water cooled) engines to prevent overheating. Some vehicles have air-cooled engines in which high-speed airflow is sufficient to keep the engine cool.
Distance:
25,000 miles (40,000 km)
Action:
Rotate/adjust air pressure
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A circular frame of hard material that may be solid or partly solid, is capable of turning on an axle, and holds the rubber cushion that contains compressed air.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Ball joints
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Movable joints in the steering linkage and suspension system of a vehicle that permit rotating movement in any direction between the parts that are joined.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Body nuts & bolts
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Fasteners that hold the body panels together and to the substructure of a vehicle.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Brake lines, hoses & connections
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.02
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Tubes and their connections that carry brake fluid between the various components in a vehicle's brake system.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Exhaust system
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.05
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A system of tubing that routes exhaust gases from the exhaust manifold to the rear of the car and into the air. The exhaust system includes catalytic converters and mufflers that help reduce air and noise pollution generated by an engine.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect boots & seals
Item:
Drive axles
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: In a front-wheel drive vehicle or a rear-wheel drive vehicle with independent rear suspension, the short axles that connect the driven wheels with the driving force. Drive axles typically have CV (constant velocity)-joints on their ends.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Lubricate
Item:
Steering linkage
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The arrangement of rods and lubricated joints connecting the steering gearbox to the wheel spindles.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Clutch pedal
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A pedal located on the floor of the vehicle to the left of the brake pedal that, when depressed, disengages the clutch from the flywheel.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Air filter
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.2
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A device that filters incoming air fed to the engine.
Distance:
35,000 miles (56,000 km)
Action:
Rotate/adjust air pressure
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A circular frame of hard material that may be solid or partly solid, is capable of turning on an axle, and holds the rubber cushion that contains compressed air.
Distance:
45,000 miles (72,000 km)
Action:
Rotate/adjust air pressure
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A circular frame of hard material that may be solid or partly solid, is capable of turning on an axle, and holds the rubber cushion that contains compressed air.
Distance:
50,000 miles (80,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Coolant
Interval in Month(s):
48
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Also known as "antifreeze." A mixture of water and ethylene glycol that has both a higher boiling point and a lower freezing point than plain water.
Distance:
55,000 miles (88,000 km)
Action:
Rotate/adjust air pressure
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A circular frame of hard material that may be solid or partly solid, is capable of turning on an axle, and holds the rubber cushion that contains compressed air.
Distance:
60,000 miles (96,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Drive belt(s)
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.03
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A belt that transfers the rotation of the engine through the crankshaft pulley to drive various devices, such as the alternator, water pump, air conditioning compressor or power steering pump.
Distance:
60,000 miles (96,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
PCV valve
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.2
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Positive Crankcase Ventilation valve, an emissions related device that allows venting of combustion gases from the crankcase to the intake system rather than the atmosphere.
Distance:
65,000 miles (104,000 km)
Action:
Rotate/adjust air pressure
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A circular frame of hard material that may be solid or partly solid, is capable of turning on an axle, and holds the rubber cushion that contains compressed air.
Distance:
75,000 miles (120,000 km)
Action:
Rotate/adjust air pressure
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A circular frame of hard material that may be solid or partly solid, is capable of turning on an axle, and holds the rubber cushion that contains compressed air.
Distance:
80,000 miles (128,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Coolant
Interval in Month(s):
84
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Also known as "antifreeze." A mixture of water and ethylene glycol that has both a higher boiling point and a lower freezing point than plain water.
Distance:
85,000 miles (136,000 km)
Action:
Rotate/adjust air pressure
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A circular frame of hard material that may be solid or partly solid, is capable of turning on an axle, and holds the rubber cushion that contains compressed air.
Distance:
90,000 miles (144,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Drive belt(s)
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.03
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A belt that transfers the rotation of the engine through the crankshaft pulley to drive various devices, such as the alternator, water pump, air conditioning compressor or power steering pump.
Distance:
95,000 miles (152,000 km)
Action:
Rotate/adjust air pressure
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A circular frame of hard material that may be solid or partly solid, is capable of turning on an axle, and holds the rubber cushion that contains compressed air.
Distance:
100,000 miles (160,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Spark plugs
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.5
Parts Units:
4
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Cables that carry a high-voltage electrical charge from the distributor cap or ignition coils to the spark plugs.
Distance:
105,000 miles (168,000 km)
Action:
Rotate/adjust air pressure
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A circular frame of hard material that may be solid or partly solid, is capable of turning on an axle, and holds the rubber cushion that contains compressed air.
Distance:
110,000 miles (176,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Coolant
Interval in Month(s):
120
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Also known as "antifreeze." A mixture of water and ethylene glycol that has both a higher boiling point and a lower freezing point than plain water.
Distance:
115,000 miles (184,000 km)
Action:
Rotate/adjust air pressure
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A circular frame of hard material that may be solid or partly solid, is capable of turning on an axle, and holds the rubber cushion that contains compressed air.
Distance:
120,000 miles (192,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Drive belt(s)
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.03
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A belt that transfers the rotation of the engine through the crankshaft pulley to drive various devices, such as the alternator, water pump, air conditioning compressor or power steering pump.

Service Bulletin as Provided by OEM & NHTSA

Bulletin Date:
1996-10-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0717961021
NHTSA Item Number:
50381

Component Description: Structure:body.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information for when replacing an interior trim component under warranty. ( nhtsa item number - 50381 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-10-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0760961016
NHTSA Item Number:
50396

Component Description: Power train:clutch assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Wave spring located under the forward one-way clutch in no longer one piece. It has been 'split'. ( nhtsa item number - 50396 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-10-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0770961015
NHTSA Item Number:
50403

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components.

Service Bulletin Summary: Diagnosing vehicles which exhibit the symptom of brake drag. ( nhtsa item number - 50403 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-10-01
Bulletin Number:
BC5197961001
NHTSA Item Number:
50474

Component Description: Power train:axle assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles equipped w/ an ax4s transaxle may have been shipped w/ a low transaxle fluid level. ( nhtsa item number - 50474 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-10-01
Bulletin Number:
BC9666961001
NHTSA Item Number:
50527

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: 2. 5l duratec engine exchanges no longer include front end accessory drive component, oil level indicator, water pump belt/tensioner, egr tube, linkshaft bracket or exhaust manifolds. ( nhtsa item number - 50527 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-10-01
Bulletin Number:
96221
NHTSA Item Number:
50940

Component Description: Visibility:windshield.

Service Bulletin Summary: Windshield and interior glass - fog/film. ( nhtsa item number - 50940 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-10-01
Bulletin Number:
96222
NHTSA Item Number:
50941

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components.

Service Bulletin Summary: Brakes - elimination of sanding rotors and drums - service tip. ( nhtsa item number - 50941 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-10-01
Bulletin Number:
96225
NHTSA Item Number:
50944

Component Description: Fuel system, gasoline:carburetor system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Mass air flow sensor - replacement as an assembly - service tip. ( nhtsa item number - 50944 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-11-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0407961115
NHTSA Item Number:
50753

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Instructions for replacing diagnosed failed parts. ( nhtsa item number - 50753 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-11-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0490961112
NHTSA Item Number:
50763

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Instructions for replacing diagnosed failed component. ( nhtsa item number - 50763 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-11-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0540961107
NHTSA Item Number:
50779

Component Description: Power train:driveline:constant velocity joint.

Service Bulletin Summary: Vehicles may exhibit a "click" noise from the area of the front cv joints while shifting between drive and reverse. ( nhtsa item number - 50779 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-11-01
Bulletin Number:
BC9714961101
NHTSA Item Number:
50860

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Diagnostic instructions for servicing evaporative emission purge flow system. ( nhtsa item number - 50860 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-11-01
Bulletin Number:
96246
NHTSA Item Number:
50905

Component Description: Electrical system:wiring.

Service Bulletin Summary: Wiring - electrical diode identification and service replacements. ( nhtsa item number - 50905 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-11-01
Bulletin Number:
96249
NHTSA Item Number:
50908

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:torque converter.

Service Bulletin Summary: Torque converter - leak test procedure - service tip. ( nhtsa item number - 50908 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-11-01
Bulletin Number:
9623A1
NHTSA Item Number:
50920

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: 1997 escort/tracer - fix it right tips - common locations of intermittent visual concerns. ( nhtsa item number - 50920 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-11-01
Bulletin Number:
9623A2
NHTSA Item Number:
50921

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: 1997 escort/tracer electrical intermittent - inspection areas. ( nhtsa item number - 50921 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-11-01
Bulletin Number:
9623A3
NHTSA Item Number:
50922

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: 1997 escort/tracer - fix it right tips - water leaks. ( nhtsa item number - 50922 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-11-01
Bulletin Number:
9623A4
NHTSA Item Number:
50923

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: 1997 escort/tracer - fix it right tips - common locations of intermittent vibration, pull and shudder concerns. ( nhtsa item number - 50923 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-11-01
Bulletin Number:
9623A5
NHTSA Item Number:
50924

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: 1997 escort/tracer - fix it right tips - common locations of intermittent noise/squeak and rattle concerns. ( nhtsa item number - 50924 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-11-01
Bulletin Number:
9623A6
NHTSA Item Number:
50925

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: 1997 escort/tracer - fix it right tips - common locations of intermittent odor concerns. ( nhtsa item number - 50925 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-12-01
Bulletin Number:
962510
NHTSA Item Number:
50967

Component Description: Electrical system:ignition:module.

Service Bulletin Summary: Malfunction indicator lamp (mil) - diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) p0300, p0301, p0302, p0303, p0304, p0305, p0306, p0307 and/or p0308 stored in memory. ( nhtsa item number - 50967 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-12-01
Bulletin Number:
962511
NHTSA Item Number:
50968

Component Description: Electrical system:ignition:module.

Service Bulletin Summary: Powertrain control module -reprogram powertrain control module (pcm) - service procedures - service tip. ( nhtsa item number - 50968 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-12-01
Bulletin Number:
96265
NHTSA Item Number:
50991

Component Description: Electrical system:ignition:module.

Service Bulletin Summary: Malfunction indicator lamp (mil) - diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) p0300, p0301, p0302, p0303, p0304, p0305, p0306, p0307, and/or p0308 stored in memory. ( nhtsa item number - 50991 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-12-01
Bulletin Number:
962612
NHTSA Item Number:
50997

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:torque converter.

Service Bulletin Summary: Transaxle - torque converter replacement guidelines and torque converter/transaxle cooling system cleaning procedures - service tip. ( nhtsa item number - 50997 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0014970201
NHTSA Item Number:
51014

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Vehicles built thru 6/96 may exhibit a "buzzing" noise from the dash panel area for approximately 3 seconds after the ignition is switched off. ( nhtsa item number - 51014 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0131970201
NHTSA Item Number:
51037

Component Description: Structure:body:door.

Service Bulletin Summary: Vehicles having a water leak concern under the drive and/or passenger front seats. ( nhtsa item number - 51037 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0181970201
NHTSA Item Number:
51050

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Initial printing of the 1997 service manual contained incorrect alignment specifications. ( nhtsa item number - 51050 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0265970201
NHTSA Item Number:
51100

Component Description: Interior lighting.

Service Bulletin Summary: Exhibiting an air bag warning light. Dtc 13 or 51. ( nhtsa item number - 51100 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0267970201
NHTSA Item Number:
51102

Component Description: Interior lighting.

Service Bulletin Summary: The cargo/trunk lamp lens/cover has been deleted as of 10/1/96. ( nhtsa item number - 51102 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0300970201
NHTSA Item Number:
51103

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Mil light on with dtc's p0443 and p1443. ( nhtsa item number - 51103 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC1016697020
NHTSA Item Number:
51234

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Vehicles built thru 6/96 may exhibit a "buzzing" noise form the dash panel area for approximately 3 seconds after the igniton is switched off. ( nhtsa item number - 51234 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0014972301
NHTSA Item Number:
51391

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Vehicles built thru 6/96 may exhibit a "buzzing" noise from the dash panel area for approximately 3 seconds after the ignition is switched off. ( nhtsa item number - 51391 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC3340972301
NHTSA Item Number:
51440

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:radio/tape deck/cd etc. .

Service Bulletin Summary: Radio wire harness shorted to ground at the radio chassis. ( nhtsa item number - 51440 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC3352972301
NHTSA Item Number:
51445

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:antilock.

Service Bulletin Summary: Vehicles which exhibit an abs warning light and no diagnostic codes should be inspected for a poor electrical ground at g-302. ( nhtsa item number - 51445 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC3431972301
NHTSA Item Number:
51464

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:diesel.

Service Bulletin Summary: The engine block heater kit instruction sheet #7000 has a misprint on installation instruction #8. ( nhtsa item number - 51464 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC3432972301
NHTSA Item Number:
51465

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:lever and linkage:floor shift.

Service Bulletin Summary: Vehicles exhibit automatic transmission shifter issues resulting in either the inability to remove the ignition key form the ignition lock cylinder, or inability to move the shifter out of "park. " ( nhtsa item number - 51465 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC3514972301
NHTSA Item Number:
51499

Component Description: Equipment:mechanical:carrier/rack.

Service Bulletin Summary: Roof rack cross bar was revised to eliminate the adhesive strip on the bottom surface. ( nhtsa item number - 51499 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC1018097230
NHTSA Item Number:
51535

Component Description: Equipment:mechanical:carrier/rack.

Service Bulletin Summary: The roof rack cross bar was revised to eliminate the adhesive strip on the bottom surface. ( nhtsa item number - 51535 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC1020297230
NHTSA Item Number:
51562

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:diesel.

Service Bulletin Summary: Engine block heater kit (#f7cz-6d008-aa) instruction sheet #7000 has a misprint on installation instruction #8. ( nhtsa item number - 51562 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC1020397230
NHTSA Item Number:
51563

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:lever and linkage:floor shift.

Service Bulletin Summary: Vehicles which exhibit automatic transmission shifter issues resulting in either the inability to remove the ignition key from the ignition lock cylinder, or inability to move the shifter out of "park". ( nhtsa item number - 51563 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC1023197230
NHTSA Item Number:
51597

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:antilock.

Service Bulletin Summary: Abs warning light and no diagnostic codes should be inspected for a poor electrical ground at g-302. ( nhtsa item number - 51597 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-02-01
Bulletin Number:
9734
NHTSA Item Number:
51661

Component Description: Exterior lighting.

Service Bulletin Summary: Malfunction indicator lamp- mil illumination with diagnostic trouble code 0401 stored in memory- vehicles equipped with 2. 0l engine. ( nhtsa item number - 51661 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-02-01
Bulletin Number:
9735
NHTSA Item Number:
51662

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:air conditioner.

Service Bulletin Summary: Air conditioning- r-134a tracer dye installed in a/c system and three o-ring spring lock couplers- service tip. ( nhtsa item number - 51662 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-02-01
Bulletin Number:
BC3080970226
NHTSA Item Number:
51683

Component Description: Electrical system:wiring:front underhood.

Service Bulletin Summary: Intermittent mil lights may be due to chafing of the injector wire harness. ( nhtsa item number - 51683 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-02-01
Bulletin Number:
9744
NHTSA Item Number:
51686

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system:emission control:gas recirculation valve (egr valve).

Service Bulletin Summary: Exhaust- exhaust noise from behind instrument panel or rear of engine- 2. 0l vehicles built through 9/1/96. ( nhtsa item number - 51686 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-02-01
Bulletin Number:
BC3340973101
NHTSA Item Number:
51700

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:radio/tape deck/cd etc. .

Service Bulletin Summary: The radio wire harness shorted to ground at the radio chassis. ( nhtsa item number - 51700 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-02-01
Bulletin Number:
BC1030797020
NHTSA Item Number:
51764

Component Description: Exterior lighting:headlights.

Service Bulletin Summary: Headlamp concern. ( nhtsa item number - 51764 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-02-01
Bulletin Number:
BC3218970213
NHTSA Item Number:
51821

Component Description: Exterior lighting:headlights.

Service Bulletin Summary: Headlamp concerns for escort/tracer. ( nhtsa item number - 51821 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-03-01
Bulletin Number:
97511
NHTSA Item Number:
51945

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Fluid- transmission fluid usage charts. ( nhtsa item number - 51945 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-03-01
Bulletin Number:
9768
NHTSA Item Number:
51987

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Fuel economy- customer expectations versus vehicle usage. ( nhtsa item number - 51987 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-03-01
Bulletin Number:
97610
NHTSA Item Number:
51990

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Blower motor- "chirping" or "squeaking" from blower motor at low speeds. ( nhtsa item number - 51990 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-03-01
Bulletin Number:
97612
NHTSA Item Number:
51994

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Noise- "buzzing" noise heard from instrument panel area for 3 seconds after ignition switch is turned off and/or at engine idle speed on deceleration while driving- vehicles with 2. 0l engine. ( nhtsa item number - 51994 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-05-01
Bulletin Number:
BC2231970501
NHTSA Item Number:
52772

Component Description: Steering:hydraulic power assist system.

Service Bulletin Summary: The power steering transducer is now released as a serviceable component. ( nhtsa item number - 52772 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-05-01
Bulletin Number:
BC2240970501
NHTSA Item Number:
52779

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: If difficulties are encountered installing any ford dealer-installed add-on accessory, consult the ford accessories reference book. ( nhtsa item number - 52779 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-05-01
Bulletin Number:
BC2430970501
NHTSA Item Number:
52833

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a slight delay from park-to-reverse and park-to-drive after being parked for a lengthy period of time. ( nhtsa item number - 52833 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-05-01
Bulletin Number:
BC3218970501
NHTSA Item Number:
52848

Component Description: Exterior lighting:headlights.

Service Bulletin Summary: Engineering is investigating if any headlamp concerns exist for 97 escort/tracer. ( nhtsa item number - 52848 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-05-01
Bulletin Number:
BC105139705
NHTSA Item Number:
52850

Component Description: Electrical system:ignition:module.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a mil (malfunction indicator lamp) and dtc (diagnostic trouble code) p1443 stored in memory with no driveability concerns. ( nhtsa item number - 52850 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-05-01
Bulletin Number:
97050110606
NHTSA Item Number:
52886

Component Description: Steering:hydraulic power assist system.

Service Bulletin Summary: The power steering transducer is now available as a serviceable component. ( nhtsa item number - 52886 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-05-01
Bulletin Number:
97050110628
NHTSA Item Number:
52907

Component Description: Electrical system:ignition:module.

Service Bulletin Summary: Fuel diagnostics were computer exhibits dtc 300. ( nhtsa item number - 52907 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-05-01
Bulletin Number:
9705013906
NHTSA Item Number:
52925

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:radio/tape deck/cd etc. .

Service Bulletin Summary: Hotline information regarding audio repair. ( nhtsa item number - 52925 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-11-01
Bulletin Number:
97111097234
NHTSA Item Number:
53660

Component Description: Electrical system:starter assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Vehicles exhibiting a "squeaking" or "chirping" from the blower motor at low blower motor speeds. ( nhtsa item number - 53660 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-01-01
Bulletin Number:
9814
NHTSA Item Number:
605562

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:disc:rotor.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subject regarding the availability of hub-mount brake rotor machining equipment. ( nhtsa item number - 605562 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-01-01
Bulletin Number:
9819
NHTSA Item Number:
605569

Component Description: Interior lighting.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit intermittent operation or inoperative interior dome lamp. ( nhtsa item number - 605569 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-02-01
Bulletin Number:
9831
NHTSA Item Number:
600585

Component Description: Structure:body.

Service Bulletin Summary: Repairs to vinyl covered surfaces. ( nhtsa item number - 600585 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-02-01
Bulletin Number:
982037
NHTSA Item Number:
607361

Component Description: Suspension:front.

Service Bulletin Summary: Initial printing of 1997 service manual contained incorrect alignment specifications. Gn ( nhtsa item number - 607361 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-02-01
Bulletin Number:
983103
NHTSA Item Number:
607394

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Conditions with carpet pulling out from underneath the left / right cowl side trim panel. ( nhtsa item number - 607394 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-02-01
Bulletin Number:
9811340
NHTSA Item Number:
607510

Component Description: Electrical system:wiring.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on replacing the wiring harness on some vehicles. ( nhtsa item number - 607510 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-02-01
Bulletin Number:
9811345
NHTSA Item Number:
607515

Component Description: Electrical system:ignition.

Service Bulletin Summary: Engineering is investgating vehicles exhibiting a condition in which the ignition key is difficult to turn and / or difficult to remove the from the switch. ( nhtsa item number - 607515 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-03-01
Bulletin Number:
985A5
NHTSA Item Number:
601003

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:disc:rotor.

Service Bulletin Summary: Hub-mount brake rotor machining equipment from rotunda is now approved for warranty and service use. ( nhtsa item number - 601003 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-03-01
Bulletin Number:
985A11
NHTSA Item Number:
601009

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components.

Service Bulletin Summary: Service tip information regarding elimination of sanding rotors and drums. ( nhtsa item number - 601009 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-03-01
Bulletin Number:
985A12
NHTSA Item Number:
601010

Component Description: Equipment:mechanical:wrecker and wheel lift devices.

Service Bulletin Summary: Recommended guidelines for towing behind recreational vehicles. ( nhtsa item number - 601010 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-03-01
Bulletin Number:
9845
NHTSA Item Number:
601264

Component Description: Service brakes, air:disc:rotor.

Service Bulletin Summary: Availability of hub-mount brake rotor machining equipment. ( nhtsa item number - 601264 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-03-01
Bulletin Number:
9861
NHTSA Item Number:
601309

Component Description: Electrical system:ignition:switch.

Service Bulletin Summary: Difficulties removing key from ignition on some vehicles. ( nhtsa item number - 601309 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-03-01
Bulletin Number:
9864
NHTSA Item Number:
601312

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on a buzzing or rattle noise from the exhaust system. ( nhtsa item number - 601312 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
9888
NHTSA Item Number:
601238

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on a new transmission fluid usage chart. ( nhtsa item number - 601238 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
9852
NHTSA Item Number:
601290

Component Description: Tires.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on tire company telephone numbers for customer assistance. ( nhtsa item number - 601290 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
9873
NHTSA Item Number:
601341

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:radio/tape deck/cd etc. .

Service Bulletin Summary: Experiencing a whining / buzzing noise in the speakers of the entertainment radio or two-way radio. ( nhtsa item number - 601341 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
9874
NHTSA Item Number:
601343

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: A new silicone gasket and sealant. ( nhtsa item number - 601343 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
980316
NHTSA Item Number:
603509

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Condition regarding the engine misfire code ( dtc p0304 ). ( nhtsa item number - 603509 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
982534
NHTSA Item Number:
603554

Component Description: Electrical system:wiring.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a customer concern of steady or intermittent miss with dtcs p0300 and p0304. This may be caused by a spread electrical terminal in connectors at injector. Repair terminal/connector concern by using a small scre ( nhtsa item number - 603554 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
983218
NHTSA Item Number:
603600

Component Description: Exterior lighting:headlights.

Service Bulletin Summary: Engineering is investigating if any headlamp concerns exist for some vehicles. ( nhtsa item number - 603600 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
9811473
NHTSA Item Number:
613383

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a custome concern of steady or intermittent miss with diagnostic trouble codes p0300 and p0304. ( nhtsa item number - 613383 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
11518
NHTSA Item Number:
613779

Component Description: Electrical system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit concerns created by water ingestion into the integrated relay control module (ircm). ( nhtsa item number - 613779 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
11525
NHTSA Item Number:
613789

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on the different types of remote keyless entry systems. ( nhtsa item number - 613789 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
11526
NHTSA Item Number:
613790

Component Description: Power train:manual transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: The workshop manual reference to transmission fluid temperature sensor resistance is incorrect. This bulletin list the correct resistance. ( nhtsa item number - 613790 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-08-01
Bulletin Number:
981512
NHTSA Item Number:
609551

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system:emission control.

Service Bulletin Summary: A direct replacement part for the evaporative emission canister and bracket assembly. Ak ( nhtsa item number - 609551 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-08-01
Bulletin Number:
981520
NHTSA Item Number:
609560

Component Description: Air bags.

Service Bulletin Summary: Integrated air bag monitor replacement service kit. Yd ( nhtsa item number - 609560 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-08-01
Bulletin Number:
11769
NHTSA Item Number:
615270

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit brief spark knock on acceleration during hot weather once the engine has thoroughly warmed up. ( nhtsa item number - 615270 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-10-01
Bulletin Number:
98204
NHTSA Item Number:
603689

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: A portion of foam tape at the windshield and instrument panel (i/p) may be sticking out on some vehicles. ( nhtsa item number - 603689 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-10-01
Bulletin Number:
982010
NHTSA Item Number:
603695

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Experiencing a " buzzing " or " rattling " noise from the exhaust system. ( nhtsa item number - 603695 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-10-01
Bulletin Number:
982017
NHTSA Item Number:
603702

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Experiencing " squeaking " and / or " rattling " noises may occur during different driving characteristics and from varying points on the vehicle. ( nhtsa item number - 603702 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
982310
NHTSA Item Number:
603724

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system:emission control.

Service Bulletin Summary: Mass air flow (maf)- sensor contamination- service tip. ( nhtsa item number - 603724 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
12174
NHTSA Item Number:
613224

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a hard start/long crank, cold start stall, cold rough idle concern. ( nhtsa item number - 613224 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-12-01
Bulletin Number:
98259
NHTSA Item Number:
603647

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vinyl covered items such as dash panels, door trim panels, consoles, etc. , may exhibit a small dent, scuff, abrasion and/ or discoloration resulting from assembly, transit, dealer prep and/or customer usage. ( nhtsa item number - 603647 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-12-01
Bulletin Number:
98246
NHTSA Item Number:
604059

Component Description: Electrical system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Ford motor company has released a new electrical grease ( f8az - 19g208-aa ) to reduce the possibility of moisture corrosion at the terminals. ( nhtsa item number - 604059 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-12-01
Bulletin Number:
5203
NHTSA Item Number:
615335

Component Description: Vehicle speed control:cruise control.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a hard start / long crank, cold start stall, cold rough idle concern. ( nhtsa item number - 615335 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-12-01
Bulletin Number:
5264
NHTSA Item Number:
615385

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:disc:caliper.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information concerning click noise from front calipers during brake application. ( nhtsa item number - 615385 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-12-01
Bulletin Number:
5381
NHTSA Item Number:
615454

Component Description: Equipment.

Service Bulletin Summary: Brief information stating that the ngs fuel economy test on some vehicles may not function properly. ( nhtsa item number - 615454 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-12-01
Bulletin Number:
12216
NHTSA Item Number:
615477

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:antilock.

Service Bulletin Summary: This bulletin mentions that for all vehicles with antilock brake module concerns that require a module replacement, the technician must call for approval before removing and / or replacing the module. ( nhtsa item number - 615477 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-12-01
Bulletin Number:
12294
NHTSA Item Number:
615540

Component Description: Equipment.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subject regarding the ngs fuel economy test. ( nhtsa item number - 615540 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-12-01
Bulletin Number:
12295
NHTSA Item Number:
615541

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system:emission control.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit malfunction indicator light on, stall at tip-in from idle, engine hesitation, and / or surge caused by the mass air flow (maf) sensor. ( nhtsa item number - 615541 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-03-01
Bulletin Number:
9943
NHTSA Item Number:
604751

Component Description: Power train.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information regarding reprogramming powertrain control modules (pcms). ( nhtsa item number - 604751 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-03-01
Bulletin Number:
12594
NHTSA Item Number:
605317

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit transmission and / or malfunction indicator lamp on concerns relating to the diagnosis and replacement of the transmission range sensor (tr). ( nhtsa item number - 605317 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-05-01
Bulletin Number:
99810
NHTSA Item Number:
606411

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components.

Service Bulletin Summary: Exhibiting a clicking noise heard while applying the brakes after changing vehicle direction on some vehicles. ( nhtsa item number - 606411 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-05-01
Bulletin Number:
99-8-15
NHTSA Item Number:
606419

Component Description: Structure:body:door.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subject regarding door trim panel replacement - service tip. ( nhtsa item number - 606419 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-05-01
Bulletin Number:
99816
NHTSA Item Number:
606420

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Ford motor company now recommends sae 5w-30 viscosity grade for servicing any ford gasoline-powered vehicle regardless of model year. ( nhtsa item number - 606420 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-06-01
Bulletin Number:
99111
NHTSA Item Number:
606433

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information designed to aid in the diagnosis, testing and repair of noise, vibration and harshness (nvh) concerns. ( nhtsa item number - 606433 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-06-01
Bulletin Number:
99129
NHTSA Item Number:
606460

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:radio/tape deck/cd etc. .

Service Bulletin Summary: Experiencing a whine / buzz type noise in the speakers of the entertainment radio or two-way radio on vehicles with an in-tank electric fuel pump. ( nhtsa item number - 606460 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-06-01
Bulletin Number:
991210
NHTSA Item Number:
606461

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Ford motor company has released a private labeled material to be used for iron particle / acid rain service repairs. ( nhtsa item number - 606461 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-06-01
Bulletin Number:
99139
NHTSA Item Number:
606508

Component Description: Exterior lighting:brake lights.

Service Bulletin Summary: Conditions with the brake lamps inadvertently disabling the brake shift interlock. ( nhtsa item number - 606508 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-06-01
Bulletin Number:
6416
NHTSA Item Number:
606838

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Brief information regarding transmission fluid appearance. ( nhtsa item number - 606838 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-06-01
Bulletin Number:
12834
NHTSA Item Number:
6092004

Component Description: Power train:manual transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Brief information regarding transmission fluid. ( nhtsa item number - 6092004 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-07-01
Bulletin Number:
99152
NHTSA Item Number:
608431

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on the new flush and fill tool available through rotunda. ( nhtsa item number - 608431 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-08-01
Bulletin Number:
996877
NHTSA Item Number:
608808

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles equipped with 2. 0l spi engine may exhbit a lack of heat and temperature gauge reading cold. ( nhtsa item number - 608808 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-08-01
Bulletin Number:
13107
NHTSA Item Number:
6091913

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:cooling system:radiator assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Concerns with lack of heat / thermostat contamination. ( nhtsa item number - 6091913 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-08-01
Bulletin Number:
13160
NHTSA Item Number:
6091974

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:control module (tcm, pcm).

Service Bulletin Summary: Vehicles may exhibit transmission and / or malfunction indicator lamp on concerns relating to the diagnosis and replacement of the transmission ranger sensor (trs). ( nhtsa item number - 6091974 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-08-01
Bulletin Number:
13162
NHTSA Item Number:
6091978

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a malfunction indicator light on with a diagnostic trouble code p1744. ( nhtsa item number - 6091978 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-09-01
Bulletin Number:
983162
NHTSA Item Number:
607418

Component Description: Visibility:windshield wiper/washer.

Service Bulletin Summary: Concerns with paint stains on the hood which may be caused by windshield washer solvent leaking from the windshield washer jets while driving. ( nhtsa item number - 607418 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-09-01
Bulletin Number:
99194
NHTSA Item Number:
6090082

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information for servicing and diagnosing brake vibration, brake inspection, and brake friction material replacement. ( nhtsa item number - 6090082 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-09-01
Bulletin Number:
99195
NHTSA Item Number:
6090085

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:air conditioner.

Service Bulletin Summary: Service information for musty and mildew type odors coming from the air conditioning / heating system. ( nhtsa item number - 6090085 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-09-01
Bulletin Number:
99196
NHTSA Item Number:
6090087

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:air conditioner.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on identifying non-approved / alternate refrigerants which could cause safety, and performance concerns if installed in ford a/c systems. ( nhtsa item number - 6090087 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-09-01
Bulletin Number:
6932
NHTSA Item Number:
6090273

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:control module (tcm, pcm).

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit transmission and / or mil on concerns relating to the diagnosis and replacement of the transmission range sensor. ( nhtsa item number - 6090273 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-09-01
Bulletin Number:
6934
NHTSA Item Number:
6090277

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Concerns with a malfunction indicator light on with a diagnostic trouble code p1744. ( nhtsa item number - 6090277 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-09-01
Bulletin Number:
7076
NHTSA Item Number:
6090426

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:disc:caliper.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information regarding brake caliper pin corrosion. ( nhtsa item number - 6090426 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-09-01
Bulletin Number:
13214
NHTSA Item Number:
6090586

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:disc:caliper.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information regarding brake caliper pin corrosion. ( nhtsa item number - 6090586 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-10-01
Bulletin Number:
13421
NHTSA Item Number:
609692

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit grinding noises, or greater than normal brake roughness when applying the brakes immediately after installing motorcraft br-18 front brake pad. ( nhtsa item number - 609692 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-10-01
Bulletin Number:
99222
NHTSA Item Number:
6089681

Component Description: Electrical system:wiring.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subject on a wire harness terminal repair kit available for repairing electrical wiring harnesses. ( nhtsa item number - 6089681 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-10-01
Bulletin Number:
7292
NHTSA Item Number:
6092093

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Nners of the edsr-of-the-month quality award announcement for september. ( nhtsa item number - 6092093 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-11-01
Bulletin Number:
7369
NHTSA Item Number:
610796

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit grinding noise, or greater than normal brake roughness, when applying the brakes immediately after installing motorcraft front brake pad part number br-18 (xu2z-2v001-ra). ( nhtsa item number - 610796 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-11-01
Bulletin Number:
13494
NHTSA Item Number:
610906

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles with the 2. 0l spi engine may exhibit a lack of heat and temperature gauge reading cold. ( nhtsa item number - 610906 ).

Bulletin Date:
2000-01-01
Bulletin Number:
0015
NHTSA Item Number:
612203

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information regarding the new transmission cooler flusher- service tip. ( nhtsa item number - 612203 ).

Bulletin Date:
2000-03-01
Bulletin Number:
8316
NHTSA Item Number:
612739

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:radio/tape deck/cd etc. .

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles equipped with compact disc changer may exhibit a 6 disc cd changer that is not ejecting the magazine or is not responding to command from the radio. ( nhtsa item number - 612739 ).

Bulletin Date:
2000-03-01
Bulletin Number:
0069
NHTSA Item Number:
612922

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a grinding noise while braking, brake drag and/or uneven front brake pad wear may occur. ( nhtsa item number - 612922 ).

Bulletin Date:
2000-03-01
Bulletin Number:
0059
NHTSA Item Number:
612956

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subject concerning the idle-vibration- 2. 0l and zetec engines- service tip. ( nhtsa item number - 612956 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-04-01
Bulletin Number:
14846
NHTSA Item Number:
619329

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles with 2. 0l spi engine only, may exhibita burning oil smell noted from outside or from within the passenger compartment. ( nhtsa item number - 619329 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-06-01
Bulletin Number:
14993
NHTSA Item Number:
622804

Component Description: Suspension:rear.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles produced through july 1999 may exhibit rear suspension spring failure with no resulting operational concern. ( nhtsa item number - 622804 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-08-01
Bulletin Number:
01156
NHTSA Item Number:
623944

Component Description: Visibility:defroster/defogger system:windshield:heater core.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit heater core leaks. ( nhtsa item number - 623944 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-08-01
Bulletin Number:
01157
NHTSA Item Number:
623988

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information regarding transmission fluid usage charts. ( nhtsa item number - 623988 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-09-01
Bulletin Number:
01181
NHTSA Item Number:
625715

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:park/neutral start switch.

Service Bulletin Summary: Brake shift interlock. ( nhtsa item number - 625715 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-10-01
Bulletin Number:
01205
NHTSA Item Number:
627927

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit vacuum or air leaks in the intake manifold and / or engine system causing diagnostic trouble codes p0171 and or p0174. ( nhtsa item number - 627927 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-12-01
Bulletin Number:
01246
NHTSA Item Number:
630515

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Engine oil system priming procedures, service tips for reports of premature engine failure. ( nhtsa item number - 630515 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-01-01
Bulletin Number:
0214
NHTSA Item Number:
630001

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some engine assemblies with aluminum cylinder heads repaired in-vehile have been found to leak coolant and/or oil from the cylinder head gasket area. ( nhtsa item number - 630001 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-05-01
Bulletin Number:
0291
NHTSA Item Number:
636089

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles equipped with the 2. 0l spi engine may exhibit a malfunction indicator lamp (mil) illuminated and diagnostic trouble codes (dtc) p0300 through p0304 stored. ( nhtsa item number - 636089 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-09-01
Bulletin Number:
02176
NHTSA Item Number:
10008580

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:switches:brake light.

Service Bulletin Summary: Lamp-brake-invadvertent disabling of brake shift interlock. ( nhtsa item number - 10008580 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-10-01
Bulletin Number:
02208
NHTSA Item Number:
10013060

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:air conditioner.

Service Bulletin Summary: Climate control a/c service tech tips. ( nhtsa item number - 10013060 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-05-01
Bulletin Number:
0398
NHTSA Item Number:
10002780

Component Description: Fuel system, other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Malfunction indicator lamp (mil) illumination with diagnostic trouble codes p0442, p0455, p0456, p0457, p1442 or check fuel cap lamp illuminated with diagnostic trouble code p0457. ( nhtsa item number - 10002780 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-08-01
Bulletin Number:
031515
NHTSA Item Number:
10003194

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Idle vibration on vehicles equipped with 2. 0l spi or zetec engine only. ( nhtsa item number - 10003194 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-09-01
Bulletin Number:
03181
NHTSA Item Number:
10004027

Component Description: Electrical system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Remote keyless entry (rke) - service tips. ( nhtsa item number - 10004027 ).

Bulletin Date:
2004-05-01
Bulletin Number:
020901
NHTSA Item Number:
637615

Component Description: Electrical system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Rough idle, low power and / or stall at idle, a malfunction indicator lamp illuminated and diagnostic trouble codes p0300 through p0304 stored in memory. ( nhtsa item number - 637615 ).

Bulletin Date:
2004-08-01
Bulletin Number:
04V09
NHTSA Item Number:
10009870

Component Description: Seat belts:front:retractor.

Service Bulletin Summary: Trw vehicle safety systems, inc. Is recalling certain service replacement seatbelt retractors (driver's side front retractor in gray) manufactured in december 2002 and sold as a service replacement part between december 2002 and july 2004. ( nhtsa item number - 10009870 ).

Bulletin Date:
2004-12-01
Bulletin Number:
042107
NHTSA Item Number:
10014086

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:control module (tcm, pcm).

Service Bulletin Summary: General (pcm) power train control module programming procedures. ( nhtsa item number - 10014086 ).


Recall Data Provided by NHTSA

#
1
Make(s):
FORD, MERCURY
Model(s):
ESCORT, TRACER
Year(s):
1997
Manufacturer:
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
NHTSA ID:
02V323000
Recall Date:
December 9th, 2002
Units Affected:
396,217

Affected Component: Air bags:frontal:sensor/control module.

Summary: On certain passenger vehicles, the integrated air bag monitor (iabm) can be contaminated with water or other liquids and could experience internal electrical shorting. .

Conequence: This may, in turn, cause the air bag readiness light to illuminate and in very rare occurrences, air bag deployment, melted wiring, or fire may occur. .

Remedy: Dealers will install the shield over the iabm and apply nyogel grease to the connector. Owner notification began february 11, 2003. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact ford at 1-866-436-7332. .

Notes: Customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236). .

#
2
Make(s):
FORD, MERCURY
Model(s):
ESCORT, TRACER
Year(s):
1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
Manufacturer:
TRW OCCUPANT SAFETY SYSTEMS
NHTSA ID:
04E048000
Recall Date:
July 12th, 2004
Units Affected:
388

Affected Component: Seat belts:front.

Summary: Certain trw driver's side seat belts manufactured on december 6 and 9, 2002, for use as replacement equipment for 1997 ford escort 4-door and station wagon platform vehicles, ford's p/n f7cz54611b09aac. The seat belt assemblies exhibit a no-lock condition which does not comply with federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 209, seat belt assemblies. .

Conequence: In the event of a crash, the restraint system may not provide adequate protection to the seat occupant, which may increase the risk of personal injury. .

Remedy: Trw will notify the customers who purchased the replacement seat belt assemblies free of charge. The recall began on august 27, 2004. .

Notes: This recall only pertains to service replacement equipment for use in 1997-2003 model year ford escort and mercury tracer 4-door and station wagon vehicles and has no relation to any original equipment installed in ford vehicles by ford motor company. For more information customers can contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236). .

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