How to Remove a 1998 Escort Heater Motor

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The Ford Escort is a successful rally car that has won many world rally championships. Ford produced the 1998 Escort in many trims that included a four-door sedan, a two-door coupe, and a five-door wagon. When the heater motor on your Ford Escort stops working and when it begins making noise, it is a sign that it needs replacement.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Screwdriver

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  1. 1

    Park your Ford Escort on level ground.

  2. 2

    Open the bonnet and disconnect the battery.

  3. 3

    Open the passenger door.

  4. 4

    Remove the screws from the heater fan housing with a screwdriver, counterclockwise to loosen, and remove the heater fan housing away from underneath the glove compartment. The screws also hold the heater motor in place.

  5. 5

    Pry a screwdriver at the clips on the heater cover and pull off the clips to loosen the heater cover.

  6. 6

    Slide off the heater cover away from your Escort.

  7. 7

    Clasp and disconnect the resistor cable and clasp and remove the heater motor away from your Escort.

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