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#3154 of 4149 ISSUES WHEN I GO TO CRANK THE TRIBUTE
Sep 09, 2005 (6:52 am)
I have a 2002 Mazda Tribute. Recently I have had issues when I go to crank the car. When I crank it, it will try to crank, but then it will die. It has only done this twice. After the first time, I took it to the dealership who couldn't find anything wrong with it. They said that they would have to keep it until it did it again, in order to diag. it. When I contacted my extended warranty, they said they wouldn't provided me with a rental car unless something needed to be fixed on the vehicle. Has anyone else had this issue of the car acting like it won't crank, but after about 5 or 10 mins and a few pushes on the gas, it finally cranks?
#3155 of 4149 2001 used Ford Escape
Sep 09, 2005 (7:42 pm)
I just bought this SUV last month. Been driving for a month without no problem. I've been reading about previous problems posted here. It has 67k miles. Runs great, but during the last few days having to turn the ignition 2 or 3 times for it to start. Now today after going to the store...nothing. It does not even click the engine. All the electrical works great. The car never did loose power WHILE driving. With out having to read through all the post, any suggestions? Is there a recall for this, something that can be replaced, the battery, starter, fuses? Thx for any response.
#3156 of 4149 2001 Escape Crank Problem
Sep 10, 2005 (11:35 am)
Have a 2001 Escape with 61K miles, doing the same crank problem. Works fine in the morning, but when it sits in the heat it takes a few cranks to start. Just got a new battery as well. Gonna try cleaning the corrosion off to see if that helps. Other than that, I would love some suggestions as to whats the problem. Thanks in advance.
#3157 of 4149 Re: ISSUES WHEN I GO TO CRANK THE TRIBUTE [dchevalier]
Sep 11, 2005 (6:59 am)
I've had my Escape for about 3 years now. About a year into my owning it, I experienced the cranking issues. It would take a few cranks and pushing on the gas in order to get it to come to life. Then I'd have to quickly put the car in drive before it would die again. This happened only a few times, and hasn't happened since.
The same thing happened on my Explorer Sport Trac...Happened a couple times in the earlier stages of owning the car, then nothing afterwards. Maybe this symptom runs in the family... Is this happening every time you try to start it?
#3158 of 4149 Re: 2001 used Ford Escape [jmc1007]
Sep 11, 2005 (7:30 am)
Replying to my own msg here, but: I found out the problem is with the keyless entry. But it works fine now. I'm happy with the SUV overall so far. I don't know if the previous owner had all the recalls fixed or not.
#3159 of 4149 Re: IAC:idling problem [justesen]
Sep 11, 2005 (8:01 am)
I was wondering if your problem is with starting the car after you turn the ignition switch..does it even turn over or click or anything? I have a similiar problem with my 2001 Escape, it won't turn over but all the electrical works. Never have had a problem though with it loosing idle or motor stopping while driving. I found out if I click my keyless entry a couple of times (lock, unlock), it will start. Weird.
#3160 of 4149 Re: 2002 Tribute - Problems with starting [timl]
Sep 11, 2005 (8:34 am)
I purchased a used 2001 XLT last month and I have the same problem with starting. I found out if I clikc the unlock and lock buttons on my keyless entry a couple of times, it will start. Weird I know, but it works. Must be something to do with the keyless entry wiring system. Were you able to solve your problem yet?
#3161 of 4149 Re: 2002 Tribute - Problems with starting [jmc1007]
Sep 11, 2005 (9:38 am)
It only occasionally has the crank problem...never in morning, always when it sits in the heat in the parking lot for a long time. Its only the been the past 3 days it has done this. It never has a problem when it starts, and usually starts again fine right after driving. I cleaned the corrosion off the battery terminals, but there wasn't much there in the first place. It started fine after that but wasn't sitting in the heat for that long....I'll post if it continues...
#3162 of 4149 2005 Ford Escape Limited High Pitch Whistle at slow speeds
Sep 14, 2005 (8:02 am)
I have a 2005 Ford Escape that has 10,000 miles on it. Ever since I bought it, every so often, not all the time, when driving between 0-45 mph in slow traffic I have noticed a very high pitch whistle sound as the wheel is turning. It stops when I hit the brake or go over 50 mph and will not do it for days, but it does it every so often. Its very loud and is something to do with the wheel area because as I increase speed it increases. Any idea? I am taking it in tomorrow, but the dealer has really been giving me a hard time, since they can't just take it out, drive it and hear it, because it does not happen all the time.
#3163 of 4149 Re: 2005 Ford Escape Limited High Pitch Whistle at slow speeds [vikster]
Sep 14, 2005 (11:06 am)
If you use the e-brake when you park for long periods of time a pad could be sticking shut. Usually depressing the brake pedal all the way a couple of times in a row will free it up.