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#3348 of 4149 Re: 2003 Ford Escape Transmission problem [harleyrider2]
Apr 26, 2006 (3:38 pm)
I recently bought a pre-owned 2003 Ford Escape 5 weeks ago
and I had to replace the Hub-bearing already, 2 days before I replace the bearing the ABS light came on and hasn't went off since. As of 4/26/06 my airbag light goes on and off and mt battery light came on today. I only paid $173.00 to Sears Automotive to get it fix but it seems that they are connected to my problems. After 2weeks of having my truck I decided to get a oil change an a alignment, thats when my airbag light came on and 4 days later the ABS light came on. I should have followed my first mine and gotten another Saturn. I own a 13 year old Saturn wagon that never gave me problems, except for regular maintenance.
#3349 of 4149 Re: Intermitten Starting Problems [kdescape]
Apr 28, 2006 (11:56 am)
I have the same problem with my 02 Escape, I'm about to put a fuel pump in it. What fixed yours?
#3350 of 4149 Sunroof Wows
Apr 28, 2006 (10:41 pm)
Has anyone had problems with their sunroof? I noticed last year I had to press the button a few times before it would open or close, but this morning when I tried to open it made a loud snapping noise like something broke, and when I closed it, it didn't close squarely. The passenger side stayed a half inch lower. I believe Ford will need to fix this one unless someone has any idea to help me. I have a 2001 XLT. Thanks.
#3351 of 4149 Re: is steering whining noise normal? [hamsterman]
Apr 30, 2006 (1:03 pm)
Thanks for the advice. I tried to purge air from the power steering system by turning the steering wheel left until it reached the stop, allowing the car to coast 2 full circles, and then to the right and allowing it another 2 full circles. Repeating the same for some 4 mintues.
Then tried the same alternate purging turning the steering wheel (whilst allowing the car to move forward on its own as I don't want to aggravate the steering mechanism), pausing for about 10 seconds at the stops. This for about 2 minutes.
Unfortunate for me, the slight "wisssshing" sound is still audible. The other method of changing steering power pump fluid is too technical for me.
I think I'll bring the car to the dealership for a check up as the thought of stranded on the highway is too much. But thanks all the same.
#3352 of 4149 Re: Sunroof Wows [bri66]
May 01, 2006 (9:14 am)
I had a 2001 Tribute that had the same problem.
You cannot just get the switch. You would have to buy the whole enclosure, lights and swithch.
I decided to clean the switch by extracting it from the enclosure and spraying some contact cleaner into it.
#3353 of 4149 Re: Intermitten Starting Problems [jgeisler]
May 05, 2006 (6:58 pm)
If the engine seems to run if you keep your foot on the gas but stalls when you remove it. Buy a Haynes repair book and it will walk you through step by step of how to fix it. What i found was build up in the throttle body
#3354 of 4149 Vibration or dragging in reverse
May 05, 2006 (7:02 pm)
I have a 2001 v6 escape when backing up it seems to have either a vibration or something dragging it down almost like the emergency brake is on. I doesn't do it all the time. But mostly in the morning
#3355 of 4149 Re: Sunroof Wows [chuck1ch]
May 05, 2006 (8:21 pm)
Unfortunately it's no longer just the switch that's messed up. I guess I should call Ford and schedule an appointment. Thank you for your input.
#3356 of 4149 Emission Light
May 08, 2006 (1:19 pm)
The emission light for my daughter's 2001 Escape (XLS) just came on a couple of days ago. Any idea what could cause this, or how to take care of it?
#3357 of 4149 Re: Emission Light [pgroover]
May 08, 2006 (4:10 pm)
I would think that getting the code(s) read would be step number one. Most any Autozone store, if they are in your area, could tell you what the codes are and what they may mean. If they can't pin it down for you, you may need to go somewhere that has a more sophisticated code reader. That could mean paying an independent garage or a dealer to look into it.
Sometimes a loose gas cap will set off that persistent light, and often the only needed action is to secure or replace the cap, and then fully disconnect the battery terminals. After the car sits for some 30 minutes, reconnect the battery terminals. This may be the end of the problem for you. If it comes back, go to a garage or dealer as first stated above.