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#3383 of 4133 Re: 2002 Ford Escape Transmission [studanny]
Jun 13, 2006 (8:57 pm)
I have a 2001 that needed a complete rebuild last year also. It happened under the extended 100,000 plan so it only cost me $50, however I signed the dealers copy after repair was completed and I don't remember the exact $ amount they were charging Ford, but it was a few thousand.
In a previous post someone mentioned they were getting a noise from their front end, if it's a clicking noise every time they hit a bump it is probably from the two tiny mini shock absorbers in the front end. I don't recall the name of these tiny shock absorbers, but their not too much to replace money wise. I have replaced mine twice. Someone on an earlier post said they sprayed theirs with cooking oil and the noise went away. These shocks I believe are gas filled so I wouldn't recommend Pam cooking oil, front ends are big money and these shocks are little money. If you would like I can get the exact names tomorrow for the part.
#3384 of 4133 Re: Intermitten Starting Problems [skywalker3]
Jun 16, 2006 (8:31 am)
I am so glad i came across this forum! I've been having the exact same problems (car won't start, rough idling, decrease in gas mileage, ck engine light on b/c of egr). I cleaned the IAC valve and so far so good I took a picture of the valve for future reference">, not sure how to post it though?
#3385 of 4133 Re: Intermitten Starting Problems [shezabute]
Jun 16, 2006 (11:29 am)
Click the "Help" link over on the left of this page to see instructions for posting pictures. You can also set up your own page in our new Carspace for pictures.
#3386 of 4133 air conditioning
Jun 16, 2006 (1:57 pm)
I previously described a weak ac issue with my 05 escape, turns out the compressor is bad and being replaced by the dealer today.
#3387 of 4133 Re: 2002 Ford Escape Transmission [bri66]
Jun 20, 2006 (1:38 pm)
I am having this same problem, and would definitely like more info about these shocks.
#3388 of 4133 Re: 2002 Ford Escape Transmission [bluevolume]
Jun 20, 2006 (9:02 pm)
I just checked the Ford web site and under their front suspension listings the name of the part is a Link. The MSRP of this part through Ford is $22.75 each. It doesn't list the actual Ford part #, just an illustration and part names only. Both times I have gone to Ford for these parts so I'm not sure if they sell an aftermarket part. Where they are only $22.75 I choose to go to Ford. If you would like I can get the part # if I pull out my paperwork. Hope this helps, your front end will be quiet and it rides much nicer. I have 118,000 miles now on my Escape and have replaced them twice.
Jun 21, 2006 (5:19 am)
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#3390 of 4133 Re: air conditioning [seiser]
Jun 25, 2006 (10:21 pm)
The same EXACT thing happend with my 05 Escape. I wonder how many others have this problem. Ford said "it happens once in a while". Funny the same thing happened with yours.
#3391 of 4133 2005 seat fabric pulling apart
Jun 25, 2006 (10:37 pm)
Maybe I missed it but I cannot believe I am the first person to mention this. I don't "hate" my 2005 Escape XLT, but one thing I do hate is the fact that 6 months after I purchased it the seat fabric started to fray and come apart. I am not a heavy guy, 145lbs, don't wear abrasive clothing, and don't carry passengers all that often so this should not be happening. I called in October to get them fixed and had to be a little forceful but they agreed to recover them. I had to cancel the appointment and have not had the time to reschedule. I am planning on calling this week, and now that the car is over a year old, I'm sure I won't get much help. I have owned many NEW cars and this is the first car that ever had to be brought back to a dealer for work..4 TIMES, not to mention having to go to the delership twice so they could photograph the seats to make sure Ford would OK them being fixed. I have looked into windows of Escapes in various parking lots and it seems if they have the same fabric as I do, the same thing is happeneing. Do people think this is normal? If I trade it in this will seriously depreciate the value. Last time the car had to be left for 2 days and the service department I go to always gives the same excuse..."We are short handed and cannot get you in or fix it any faster" and yet they send me coupons to come to them for service, what a joke! Maybe if they sold better quality vehicles, made more money, their employees would be nicer and maybe they wouldn't be "short handed". This is my first American car, I wanted to buy American and help our economy, but I'm not sure it's all that worth it. Anyway, hasn't anyone else had this happen, and how did you resolve it?
#3392 of 4133 Re: Brand new 2004 Escape XLS needs transmission [capers]
Jun 26, 2006 (1:35 pm)
over the weekend our 2004 Escape with 51,000 miles blew its tranmission on the ride home to Boston from Virginia Beach. with no warning i lost all power and had to pull over on the left side of Rt 95. it is currently in Delaware where the Ford dealership there is charging us $4K to put a new one in. and then i have to fly back down there this weekend and drive it the 7 hours home.
I will never buy another Ford vehicle. My Dodge Ram has a 7 year/ 70,000 mile Powertrain warranty. UNBELIEVABLE