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#3757 of 4146 Radiator fan noise?
Mar 06, 2009 (5:08 am)
I recently hit an 8-point buck and this required a new radiator, fans etc. for my 2006 Ford Escape. They did a great job with the repairs but I have noticed that it seems like the radiator fans now run very loud. I can hear them above the engine and when they shut off while i idle or slow down. Is this normal in new fans or should I take it back? Any thoughts?
#3758 of 4146 Re: Radiator fan noise? [kgol]
by vg33e power
Mar 06, 2009 (7:55 am)
I say take it back, fans should not be louder then your engine. If you replaced everything (fans, shroud, motors) something is either installed incorrectly where the blades may be hitting something when they go on, or one of the motors has bad bearings on it. Or if you didnt replace everything one of the components you did not replace could be broken or tweeked. Perhaps you may have more damage remaining like a bent radiator support where the radiator and the cooling fan/shroud assembly mounts to. Either way take it back and get it looked at.
#3759 of 4146 Re: cracked Exciter ring.... [test7]
Mar 25, 2009 (5:12 am)
They sell the tone ring seperatly now. No need to have to spend extra $$ on a CV axle, just to get the ring. I have a 2001 XLT that had to have one replaced. The one drawback is that the tone ring sells for 48.00 at the dealership, but I can buy a BRAND NEW axle witht a lifetime warranty for 65.00.
#3760 of 4146 Re: Mazda Tribute 2001 a/m stuck in reverse gear won't move [SharonMac]
Apr 05, 2009 (9:52 am)
i have a mazda tribute stuck in reverse, did you get yoyrs fixed? louisacableone.net
#3761 of 4146 2002 Ford Escape V6
Jun 04, 2009 (9:47 am)
I have been having issues with my ac on my 2002 Ford Escape V6. The blower works fine but it will only blow hot air. I have check the freon level and it is full. It sounds like the compressor is engaging. Does anyone have any ideas?
#3762 of 4146 Re: 2002 Ford Escape V6 [jmartin80]
by vg33e power
Jun 04, 2009 (3:10 pm)
Have you checked that the temperature blend mechanism is working properly? It may be stuck on hot therefore blowing warm to hot air when A/C is on. Just a thought!
#3763 of 4146 2005 Ford Escape ABS light
Jun 23, 2009 (3:59 pm)
Our Ford Escape decided to light up the ABS brake light. We are unsure of the problem. Should pulling the wheels and checking the brakes be the first thing we do. I am laid off and do not have acess to a diagnostic tool.
#3764 of 4146 Re: Mazda Tribute 2001 a/m stuck in reverse gear won't move [SharonMac]
Jun 23, 2009 (7:11 pm)
Ok, the transmission end of the cable has a plastic press fit part that wears out allowing it to slip off of the shift arm receiver . You can pay $80 plus labor to refit a new cable that will fail again the same way, or it seems your mechanic has a way to replace the bad end of the cable with a better clamp (hopefully). My '01 Tribute cable end failed at 80k miles and I was able to work up a solution by press fitting some vinyl tubing over the receiver, pushing on the cable end and plugging the open end of the tube w/ a set screw. As long as the tubing is in tact there is no way for the cable end to slip off, I'll keep and eye on it .
#3765 of 4146 Re: 2005 Ford Escape ABS light [fordfan1961]
Jun 24, 2009 (3:31 am)
I don't know a lot about mechanics, however I do know that some of the auto parts stores (like Auto Zone) have the diagnostic computer reader and will plug it into the auto computer system and tell you what the problem is without charge. That way you can assess the immediate need of the auto. Hope this helps, and hope you get back to work soon.
#3766 of 4146 Re: 2005 Ford Escape ABS light [beachstringer]
by vg33e power
Jun 24, 2009 (1:56 pm)
Autozone USED to lend you the diagnostic tool to pull the DTC (code). However, the laws have changed since April 1st and they are no longer allowed to do this. You will have to buy the diagnostic tool or know of someone that has one and can lend it to you. Good Luck!