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#3429 of 4133 Tribute Idling Problem
Jul 22, 2006 (8:37 pm)
I would be grateful for some assistance.
I live in Samoa over in the southern hemisphere about 3-4 hours flying time from New Zealand. We drive on the same side of the road as you guys in USA so a lot of our vehicles are imported old and new from the states.
I just bought a tribute 2001 2.0L engine and have found some similar problems of idling as many of you. but feel the engines being talked about are the v6.
So my problem....
The check light is on and the mechanics anaylser and haynes code book says PO 402 which we assume is correct for the mazda code of "too much flow" in the EGR valve.
The engine also periodically won't idle and this seems to happen when hot and frequently started in short spaces of time. When left to cool off for say 2 hours it's ok till the next time. We have replaced the EGR valve, making no difference. So I was reading about this ICV and wondering if this could be my problem. All my parts need to come from the states so am starting at this forum to see what others may have done.
Thank you steve
#3430 of 4133 Re: 2002 Ford Escape Transmission [mhsia]
Jul 24, 2006 (4:10 am)
I have an 2001 Escape that had a similar problem and it turn out to be the sway bar links .
#3431 of 4133 Re: Tribute Idling Problem [steveclev]
Jul 24, 2006 (4:53 am)
Go to Autozone.com than click on repair info than troubleshooting this may help you diagnost your problem.
Jul 24, 2006 (4:22 pm)
The STS near me said they go by the manufacturers specs when doing trans fluid. I said good because the Escape calls for MERCON only. after all was said and done on the work order they used MERCON V. I just purchased my '02 in good shape, 50k miles, no problem but after reading here thought I would replace fluid. should I go back and tell them to refoll with MERCON or see how it goes?
#3433 of 4133 Re: trans fluid change [thegreatescape]
Jul 25, 2006 (9:42 am)
update on MERCON change.
I stopped the local ford dealer service, askes what fluid they would use. He replied regular mercon. Told him that fluid was changed using merc v, he made a face and said damage could occur. STS called dealer and was told mercon v is a sutiable replacement for mercon, I said; only not for the CD4E trans.
#3434 of 4133 Re: Tribute Idling Problem [steveclev]
Jul 25, 2006 (7:13 pm)
I had a similar engine problem on my '02 Tribute v6 - wouldn't start when hot. Problem was with the crank position sensor.
Jul 26, 2006 (10:58 am)
Does anyone know were the erg valve is located on a 2002 escape.
#3436 of 4133 Re: ERG Valve [jcs_78]
Jul 26, 2006 (11:12 am)
That would be the EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) valve. While you're waiting for a reply you can do a search of this board with "EGR" - there have been previous discussions about them here.
#3437 of 4133 running lights blinking?
Jul 27, 2006 (10:17 am)
Hi there I have a 2001 Ford Escape V6. When I turn on the car the running lights turn on, but when I am driving a couple of minutes later the lights start to blink.
But they stop blinking when I turn on the regular lights on. Has this happend to anyone yet? Or does anyone know what might be the problem?
#3438 of 4133 03 transmission issue
Jul 28, 2006 (7:30 am)
Well, my first major issue w/the car started this last week. My 2003 Trib w/81K miles on it seems to be losing 2nd gear, has a VERY hard time shifting from first to second, it's ok from 2nd into 3rd. Going to drop it off at the dealer on Sunday and see what they have to say. Anybody know of any major tranny problems that I should know about so they don't try and screw around w/me? I did buy the extended warranty, so it should be covered no matter what it is. ~sigh~ Thanks guys (figures, just when I'm thinking of paying it off)