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#2395 of 4133 Escape rattles
Jan 23, 2004 (1:47 pm)
I own a 2002 Escape XLT with 33K miles. For the past 4 months the front passenger window & the dash board rattle. When I open the passager window about 1/4 or half way down the rattling stops.
I took it to the dealership 4 times to have it fixed but within a couple of days the trouble starts again. It is just annoying other than that I love the vehicle. Anybody else having similar problems ?? Pls share
#2396 of 4133 Grinding Brakes 02whttrib
Jan 23, 2004 (5:17 pm)
I own a '01 LX Trib 4WD w/ 48k mi, have had most of the common prob.s had to replaced tires 25k, had throttle body replaced as engine wouldn't idle, replace pads/rotors 38k. Pads & Rotors were none Mazda (I think), done by my local Firestone/Mastercare.
However, now I have a grinding noise when braking as you describe in msg#2091. Firestone & my Dealer have both inspected and verdict has been that nothing is wrong, everything is great, properly aligned, etc. and noise probably due to pads overheating and 'glazing'.
Have you had a resolution w/ your problem??
Anyone else have any ideas??
#2397 of 4133 Maintenance intervals
Jan 26, 2004 (9:32 am)
Guys - Does anyone know why the Escape has a 3,000 mile recommended oil change interval while the Tribute has a 5,000 recommended mile oil change interval? This is for the V6 models in both cases.
#2398 of 4133 Maintenance Interval
Jan 29, 2004 (12:29 pm)
My 2001 Ford Escape has a 5000 mile recommended change interval from the factory. The dealer booklet may have recommended 3000. I change the oil and filter every 4000 with Motorcraft 5w20 Semi Synthetic. $1.77 a quart at Walmart. 47k on the vehicle.
#2399 of 4133 Power steering hose blew off!
Jan 29, 2004 (2:15 pm)
-41 today & driving down the hi-way the power steering hose blew off. There was no mazda dealer with in 100 miles so when i called my dealer he said to bring back a reciept & I would get re imbursed. After talking to Ford dealer he says this is a common problem on escapes in cold weather. Hose was replaced & I drove 140 miles home in -36 with no probs. I am just wondering how bad this problem is?
Jan 29, 2004 (3:44 pm)
gheimur - Do you have the V6?
Motorcraft is the official Ford parts brand, right? They sell it at Wal-Mart?
#2401 of 4133 oil leak-update to post 2327
Feb 01, 2004 (8:55 am)
Oil leak-16,758 miles. The repair of this oil leak was more involved than a valve cover gasket as previously reported. The leak was "found head by timing cover leaking R&R engine cradle. Removed intake,front timing cover.Removed heads, cleaned heads and block, reinstalled heads with new bolts and replaced oil pan gasket." The engine was removed and replaced. They still could not get the car to run. The service writer said there was service bulletin on the oil sensor relay. It was malfunctioning and causing a low oil pressure reading thereby shutting the engine off (part # 1U5Z-9278-BA for the ford mechanics out there).
I thought my oil leak problems were over.
I took the car on a trip and found it was leaking more oil than a saudi oil field (1 qt every 500mi). Texaco wanted to put an oil derrick on the manifold and wildcat for oil.
#2402 of 4133 Ooops-here's the last part of the oil leak incident
Feb 01, 2004 (9:07 am)
SOrry, i hit the wrong key and posted the message before i finished.
After the trip and 5 quarts of oil, the service manager stated the problem was a leaking oil pan gasket. This was replaced as well as the valve cover gasket and others. The gaskets come in a set. Maybe this will end the problem. I have never owned a car that leaked this much oil in my life! It's strange that there is a severe gasket failure in this motor under 20,000 miles. I assumed this was the same motor that the Taurus used for a decade and the bugs were worked out. We all know what happens when you assume........I will post further problems as they occur.
Feb 01, 2004 (1:13 pm)
duratec has been around for sometime. Its roots are actually from Europe. This engine has been proven to be quite bullet proof... Sorry to hear about your issues..