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  • OBD connector location for Ford Escort??

    Hi
    Complete newbie so apologies if this has been answered before but...

    I would like to locate the OBD connector in my Ford Escort. It's a UK model, 1993. Can someone tell me where I can find it, or indeed if it even exists!

    I have read differing opinions on several different forums but I gather I am looking at working with a pre OBD-II interface. If anyone could tell me what the protocol for a 1993 UK Escort would be that'd also be great!

    Thanks
    Andy.

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    http://www.autoxray.com/connectors.aspx

    The pictures aren't too clear, but they might be of some help.
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    • #3
      Escorts don't have OBD. (Unless you have a very rare post-1998 model that has an early version of EEC-V, in that case you can have SOME access to OBD.)

      Focus do have OBD-II.

      The Ford code reader plug is on the passenger side kicker panel.
      This is NOT OBD, and it is Ford-only protocol.

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      • #4
        I have a UK 93 Ford Escort too and would love having information from the ECU displayed on the screen.

        I will try looking for the connector too.

        I have heard it is a pre OBD-II interface as well. Hope we can find a way of extracting the information like you can with OBD-II.

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        • #5
          It is NOT OBD!!
          It only gives fault codes!!

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          • #6
            Thats a shame

            (Could have saved posting too if I had refreshed the screen just before I wrote a reply, lol)

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            • #7
              Shame, yes, but can't really expect too much from an old car, can we

              I've got a 1996 Escort, I am changing to a post-2000 car this year before I finish the carputer and put that in...

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              • #8
                At least you guys got the cool Escort.
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                • #9
                  Thanks for the info guys.
                  Disappointed the escort doesn't have OBD.
                  I should've also checked this post before I spent a good half hour tonight upside down in the driver side footwell with a screwdriver and a torch

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                  • #10
                    escort from 1990 with OBD

                    I have OBD on my escort, under the hood, not inside, it's 2 pins conector, how come?only 1998? from 1996 there is OBD II for escort.

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                    • #11
                      1999 ford excort OBD II help??

                      Hi, I am working on my sisters 99 ford escort and I am trying to jump it into diagnostic mode so I can read the trouble codes through the check engine light
                      and yes, it's OBD II which is located on the drivers side under the dash. Iwas looking at a haynes manual to found out how to jump it into diagnostic mode but, the manual only shows how to do this on 1.8L and 1.8L engines not 2.0L engines; I know it can be done because, I did it once before but, I forgot which pins to jump? I hope someone can help me out?? Thank you for your time in reading this ^_^

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by spud_rocket View Post
                        Hi, I am working on my sisters 99 ford escort and I am trying to jump it into diagnostic mode so I can read the trouble codes through the check engine light
                        and yes, it's OBD II which is located on the drivers side under the dash. Iwas looking at a haynes manual to found out how to jump it into diagnostic mode but, the manual only shows how to do this on 1.8L and 1.8L engines not 2.0L engines; I know it can be done because, I did it once before but, I forgot which pins to jump? I hope someone can help me out?? Thank you for your time in reading this ^_^
                        My Autodata book tells me that "scan tool is required to read trouble codes". Were you jumping pins on the OBD-2 diagnostic connector?

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                        • #13
                          To wywywywy and others:

                          Ford Escort (and Mondeo and others Fords) which has standard OBD connector has OBD diagnostic. But some has OBDI and others OBDII.

                          If your car has EEC IV (OBDI) computer of enjection, you can not use "standard" Ford PWM cable. It is only for EEC V usable.

                          But, I have almost done diagnostic for EEC IV with OBD connector.
                          You can take a look at
                          https://www.scantool.net/forum/index.php?topic=995.15
                          and http://www.fordfans.cz/phpBB2/viewto...=asc&start=540
                          and http://www.fordfans.cz/phpBB2/viewto...=asc&start=560
                          Tomas

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