1998 Ford Escort PCM | ECM | ECU | VIN Programmed & Updated

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This Engine Computer is a certified replacement for all 1998 Ford Escort PCMmodels. The following part numbers are compatible and interchangeable with this OEM unit:


This Engine Computer is a certified replacement for all 1998 Ford Escort PCMmodels. The following part numbers are compatible and interchangeable with this OEM unit:

F8CF-12A650-CA, F8CF-12A650-CB, F8CF-12A650-CC, F8CF-12A650-CD, F8CF-12A650-CE, F8CF-12A650-CF, F8CF-12A650-CG, F8CF-12A650-CH, F8CF-12A650-CJ, F8CF-12A650-DA, F8CF-12A650-DB, F8CF-12A650-DC, F8CF-12A650-DD, F8CF-12A650-DE, F8CF-12A650-DF, F8CF-12A650-DG, F8CF-12A650-DH, F8CF-12A650-DJ, F8CF-12A650-EA, F8CF-12A650-EB, F8CF-12A650-EC, F8CF-12A650-ED, F8CF-12A650-EE, F8CF-12A650-EF, F8CF-12A650-EG, F8CF-12A650-EH, F8CF-12A650-EJ, F8CF-12A650-FA, F8CF-12A650-FB, F8CF-12A650-FC, F8CF-12A650-FD, F8CF-12A650-FE, F8CF-12A650-FF, F8CF-12A650-FG, F8CF-12A650-FH, F8CF-12A650-FJ, F8CF-12A650-LA, F8CF-12A650-LB, F8CF-12A650-LC, F8CF-12A650-LD, F8CF-12A650-MA, F8CF-12A650-MB, F8CF-12A650-MC, F8CF-12A650-MD, F8CF-12A650-ME, F8CF-12A650-NA, F8CF-12A650-NB, F8CF-12A650-NC, F8CF-12A650-ND, F8CF-12A650-PA, F8CF-12A650-PB, F8CF-12A650-PC, F8CF-12A650-PD, F8CF-12A650-RA, F8CF-12A650-RB, F8CF-12A650-RC, F8CF-12A650-RD, F8CF-12A650-VA, F8PF-12A650-AGA, F8PF-12A650-AGB, F8PF-12A650-AGC, F8PF-12A650-AGD, F8PF-12A650-AHA, F8PF-12A650-AHB, F8PF-12A650-AHC, F8PF-12A650-AHD, F8PF-12A650-AJA, F8PF-12A650-AJB, F8PF-12A650-AJC, F8PF-12A650-AJD, F8PF-12A650-BSA, F8PF-12A650-BSB, F8PF-12A650-BTA, F8PF-12A650-BTB, F8PF-12A650-BUA, F8PF-12A650-BUB, F8PF-12A650-BVA, F8PF-12A650-BVB, F8PF-12A650-BXA, F8PF-12A650-BXB, F8PF-12A650-BYA, F8PF-12A650-BZA, F8PF-12A650-BZB, F8PF-12A650-CAA, F8PF-12A650-CBA & F8PF-12A650-CBB

  • Ready to Install: Your 1998 Ford Escort ECM, 1998 Ford Escort PCM, or 1998 Ford Escort ECU comes pre-programmed with your specific VIN and the latest software updates. This ensures optimal performance from the start, saving you time and effort. Our precise programming process guarantees seamless integration with your vehicles existing systems. We also offer repair on select models. For more details, visit our Ford Escort PCM Repair page.
  • Simplified Installation: Our units are designed for hassle-free installation. Vehicles with a Passive Anti-Theft System (PATS) or computer chip keys might require a quick visit to a locksmith or dealership for key reprogramming. If your vehicle doesn’t have PATS, you can enjoy a straightforward, plug-and-play experience. This ensures your 1998 Ford Escort ECU functions perfectly without additional adjustments.
  • Authentic OEM Quality: Rely on the true quality of an authentic OEM computer for your 1998 Ford Escort. Our products are rebuilt to meet or exceed original manufacturer specifications, ensuring both durability and performance. Each 1998 Ford Escort ECM undergoes rigorous testing to meet the highest standards set by the manufacturer.

Quality Control and Testing

  • Comprehensive Refurbishment: Each 1998 Ford Escort ECM undergoes meticulous rebuilding, programming, and rigorous testing to ensure it meets OEM standards. Our process includes thorough cleaning, detailed inspections, and the replacement of any defective components.
  • Stringent Testing: Our certified technicians perform extensive inspections and exhaustive tests on each 1998 Ford Escort such as:
    • Electrical Issues: We verify the smooth operation of the vehicle's electrical system, ensuring the 1998 Ford Escort PCM efficiently manages electrical loads.
    • Startup Failures: Engine startup problems often indicate a faulty 1998 Ford Escort ECM.
    • Diagnostic Trouble Codes: The 1998 Ford Escort PCM monitors and controls various engine parameters. We ensure our units are free from errors, eliminating incorrect trouble codes.
    • Intermittent Starting Issues: Sporadic engine starts may suggest issues with the 1998 Ford Escort PCM.
    • Loss of Power: Reduced engine power is frequently linked to a malfunctioning 1998 Ford Escort ECM.
    • No Ignition or Injector Pulse: Proper signals from the 1998 Ford Escort PCM are essential for engine operation.
    • Poor Fuel Economy: Inefficient fuel usage is often due to a faulty 1998 Ford Escort PCM.
    • Shifting Problems: The 1998 Ford Escort ECU also manages the transmission, ensuring smooth and precise shifting to avoid erratic behavior.

Why Choose Us:

  • Industry's Lowest Prices
  • FREE Lifetime Warranty
  • FREE Domestic Shipping with Quick Turnaround Time
  • No Core Charge or Return Required; you can keep your old unit
  • Guaranteed OEM Products; Refurbished and 100% Tested
  • Latest Software Updates Included
  • Plug & Play; No Additional Programming Needed
  • ASE Certified In-House Technicians
  • Readily Available Support Agents (email, phone, live chat)
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Learn more about our services and policies by visiting our Customer Service and FAQ pages.

How It Works

  • Place Your Order: Choose the correct year, make and model 1998 Ford Escort PCM / 1998 Ford Escort ECU for your vehicle and complete your purchase on our website. Have your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) ready.
  • Provide Vehicle Information: After your purchase, we will contact you to collect your VIN and any other necessary details for programming. This ensures your 1998 Ford Escort PCM is tailored for your specific vehicle.
  • Expert Programming: Our ASE-certified technicians will program the new 1998 Ford Escort PCM with your vehicle’s VIN and the latest software updates, guaranteeing optimal compatibility and performance.
  • Quality Assurance: Each powertrain control module undergoes rigorous testing to ensure functionality and quality. We inspect for common issues such as electrical faults, start-up failures and error codes.
  • Secure Packaging and Shipping: Once programmed and tested, your 1998 Ford Escort ECU will be securely packaged to prevent damage during transit. We offer free domestic shipping with quick turnaround times.
  • Installation Instructions: You will receive detailed installation instructions to guide you through the process. For vehicles equipped with PATS, follow the provided key programming steps or visit a locksmith/dealership for assistance.
  • Core Return (Optional): Returning your old engine control module is optional. However, returning your old unit helps us maintain our stock of rebuildable units and activates your lifetime warranty. For more details, visit our Return and Warranty page.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Warranty Activation: To activate your lifetime warranty (optional), ship your old Ford Maverick powertrain control module back to us.
  • Repair Services: We offer specialized repair services for 1998 Ford Escort PCM. Contact us to verify the eligibility of your unit for repair and to receive detailed instructions.
  • Returns: Parts can be returned within 60 days for a refund or exchange, provided they are undamaged and in their original condition.
  • Shipping Time: Orders are shipped within 3-5 business days after we receive all the necessary vehicle information.
  • Payment Methods: We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover cards.

For more information or to place an order for your 1998 Ford Escort ECM, please contact us at admin@fs1inc.com or 516-766-2223 (EXT 2). You can also visit our Ford Escort blog for the latest updates and tips.

Additional Information

More Information
SKU GL-6398
Condition Refurbished
Year 1998
Make Ford
Model Escort
Keys Available No

Shipping & Cancellation

Shipping Rates
Shipping Destination Flat Rates Duration of Shipping
Africa, Central & South America $450.00 USD 2-8 Business Days
Asia, Australia & Europe $300.00 USD 2-8 Business Days
Canada $105.00 USD 2-8 Business Days
Caribbean $225.00 USD 2-8 Business Days
Mexico $300.00 USD 2-8 Business Days
USA Free Shipping 2-7 Business Days
  • All items have a 1-3 full business day (Mon. - Fri. excluding holidays) handling time after the order is fully processed for refurbishing/programming unless otherwise expressly stated.
  • Upon completion of refurbishing/programming, your item will be shipped using USPS Priority Mail unless an upgraded method of shipment is purchased.
  • All units which finalize refurbishing/programming BEFORE 3:00 p.m. EST, will be shipped that same day.
  • All units which finalize refurbishing/programming AFTER 3:00 p.m. EST, will be shipped the following business day.
  • Shipping times within the country vary but are generally between 1-3 shipping days (Mon. - Sat. excluding holidays). Customers will be notified of any delay via email.

Returns/Warranty: T&C

All items come with a lifetime warranty. Warranty does not include any labor associated with installation and/or removal of parts, key and/or Locksmith fees. Buyer will not be reimbursed for any such fees--NO EXCEPTIONS. Buyer hereby acknowledges and agrees that the Seller's liability is limited to the price of the item sold and Seller is not liable for any damage and/or injury sustained that results from any item(s) sold by any entity operated by Flagship One, Inc and Buyer hereby now and forever relinquishes Seller from any such liability.

Returns must be in original condition and be accompanied by a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) otherwise the return will be deemed unauthorized. Unauthorized returns will not be processed and will be held for no more than 45 days after receipt. After 45 days, if an unauthorized return is not claimed or accompanied by an RMA, Seller reserves the right to maintain possession of the unclaimed/unauthorized return. Electrical parts are tested prior to purchase and if returned, all units will be inspected for burnt components, physical damage and water damage. Returns will be processed in the order received and may have a greater handling time than order processing. The lifetime warranty shall be void if an item is returned with any signs of: (a)burnt components; (b)physical and/or water damage; (c)misuse, abuse, modifications, opened, tampered with, and/or used for any purpose not originally intended; (d)vehicle is involved in a collision; or (e)security seal is removed, broken and/or damaged. Buyer must activate warranty within 20 days of receipt to be valid. Returns are subject to a 20% restocking fee. Returned programmed items are subject to an additional $85 non-refundable programming fee and, if Buyer purchased keys, the return is subject to an additional $90 non-refundable key fee.

All returns for money back must be received by Seller within 30 days from the date of receipt of the package—NO EXCEPTIONS. Returns received after 30 days from the date of receipt of the package include an option for an exchange or in-store credit. Unless otherwise expressly provided, in-store credit is subject to the return fees when the unit is free of defect which shall be determined solely by Seller. Seller expressly reserves the right to require a Buyer to return an alleged faulty/defective unit to Seller at the Buyer's expense for testing prior to replacement. NO replacement shall be issued until receipt of return. All items are OEM/Refurbished and Seller will NOT reimburse any fees a Buyer expends in connection with a possible faulty/defective unit(s) including, but not limited to Locksmith fees, diagnostic fees, rental car fees, storage fees, dealership fees, third party reprogramming fees, etc. Seller is not responsible for any tariffs, taxes, or import carrier fees for any country. Buyer assumes responsibility for any tariffs, taxes, and import carrier fees at time of sale. If receipt of package is refused by the Buyer, no refund will be issued. This transaction shall be deemed to have been made in the State of New York and the validity, interpretation and performance shall be governed by NY. Exclusive jurisdiction and venue over any disputes arising out of or in connection with this transaction shall be brought in Nassau County, NY. After one claim, the warranty is exhausted. Buyer hereby understands, acknowledges, agrees and accepts all of the terms set forth herein upon purchase and that the terms set forth herein shall be controlling.


q: What is a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)?

The vehicle identification number (VIN) refers to a unique code that is given to each automobile. The VIN acts as the vehicle's fingerprint, as no two vehicles have the same number. A VIN is composed of 17 characters (digits and capital letters) that act as a unique identifier for the vehicle. Each character is used to reference the vehicle's unique features, specifications and manufacturer. VIN numbers can be used to track recalls, registrations, warranty claims, thefts and insurance coverage. In our case, the VIN is used to identify the correct module for a particular vehicle.

q: What does "Plug & Play" mean?

Plug & Play or Plug ‘N Drive refers to all control modules that don’t require additional programming. Most units before 1996 (OBD I) are referred to as plug-n-play. All of our Chrysler, Dodge, Plymouth & Jeep units are sold as Plug & Play.

q: What does "Programmed & Updated" mean?

This term refers to the programming process our mechanics perform on all specified control modules. During this process the vehicles replacement engine control module is VIN Programmed and flashed with the most recent manufacturer updates. These updates can help improve the performance and fuel economy of the vehicle.

q: How much is shipping?

Flagship One offers free shipping throughout the USA. There is a 1-3 day handling time after an order is place. We use USPS Priority shipping to deliver all of our modules. This usually takes 1-3 business days on average and most of our modules are delivered to the customer in less then 5 business days. In some cases we can expedite the shipping and will inform you if that is a possibility.

q: Where can I locate my VIN?

You can find the VIN (17 digit identification number) engraved at the bottom corner of the drivers side windshield or inside the drivers door. It can also be found on the title, registration or insurance card of the vehicle.

q: What does an Engine Computer do?

The Engine Computer (ECM) will adapt to your own driving patterns and it can also monitor and regulate all the essential functions in a vehicle as conditions change. The engine computer is also responsible for making sure that all the modules are communicating smoothly and seamlessly.

q: Can I replace an ECM myself?

The engine control module is easy to replace and relatively simple for you to do it on your own. Nevertheless an ECM can be costly, so you need to make sure you have the right part number plus the required software updates to ensure a smooth transition.

q: What causes an ECU to fail?

The engine control module is prone to both external and internal threats that can cause it to not work as expected. Below is a list of the most common ones:

  • Constant engine vibrations
  • An unexpected short circuit
  • Excessive Temperature
  • Natural Threats such as corrosion
  • Irregular voltage
q: What are the signs of a bad car computer?

Since the engine computer controls a lot of the major functions in a car it can be hard to pinpoint exactly what is causing your engine control module to malfunction but there are some common signs that can help you diagnose a faulty powertrain control module such as:

  • Engine stalling and misfiring
  • Loss of ignition pulse
  • Check engine warning light
  • Loss of acceleration
  • Car failing to start

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