Ford Escort Central Locking Problem

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Old 01-17-02, 09:03 AM
The Soulgirl
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Ford Escort Central Locking Problem

HELP....

I have a Ford Escort... when ever I unlock the driver side door the central locking goes bananas but not when I use the passenger side. Is there a way I can fix this or do I have to buy a new locking device?

 
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Old 01-17-02, 09:26 AM
knuckles
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We need to know the model year of your Escort.
 
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Old 01-17-02, 09:35 AM
The Soulgirl
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Its 1981
 
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Old 01-17-02, 10:02 AM
Joe_F
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You must have something aftermarket controlling the locks. 1981 didn't have central locking. Aftermarket alarm or anything in there?

Do you mean the power locks don't work? Could be a stuck actuator.
 
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Old 01-17-02, 10:11 AM
The Soulgirl
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Its not an after market addition. Its a celebratory model called Eclipse... just before they bought out the new body shape.

It has central locking, sunroof, colour coded bumbers mirros and spoilers

BTW... I should have also said its an English model.. does that make a difference

 
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Old 01-17-02, 10:14 AM
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Yes,

The 1981 Escort sold here is a different vehicle that the 81 sold in England.

The European version was better, albeit still a Ford .

We don't have central locking in 1981 Escorts made and sold here.

You would need to get a diagram of the workings of the system from the shop manual. Probably a bad controller or relay that is triggering it to go beserk .
 
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Old 01-17-02, 10:22 AM
The Soulgirl
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Thanks for all your help anyway

Garage it is then...

I will do anything to avoid paying them... they are so overly expensive
 
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Old 01-17-02, 10:37 AM
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Well, find out what the system looks like diagramwise and go from there. Might be something strange that is going.

Also might be worth disconnecting and leaving like that if the parts needed are expensive to obtain. Or get them used.

Might want to try to find a repair manual for your car at the local library and browse through it. That's a start.
 
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