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#3888 of 4149 Re: Mazda Tribute 2001 a/m stuck in reverse gear won't move [racenut]
Jan 28, 2011 (9:02 pm)
Good call on the push nut. I have a 2002 Tribute that also had the transmission cable fall off. Between the tow truck operator and this post I was able to fix the cable on my own. All you need is a 5/16ths push nut. It fits right on the end of the little transmission post as the tranmission post has a little groove which the push nut fits in perfectly. It cost me 34 cents to repair.
#3889 of 4149 2001 Ford Escape idles rough won't accelerate over 10 mph
Mar 01, 2011 (10:20 pm)
My 2001 Escape 3.0 v6 won't accelerate over about 10mph and its hard to get it going that fast, when I step on the gas it just barely moves. won't go over 2000 rpms even if its in park. I just changed all the spark plugs and I didn't have this issue before the plugs were changed so I checked to make sure the gap was correct on all the plugs and tested all 6 C.O.P.'s, all was good. After that I started it and the MIL light came on and I got codes p1406 and p1401. I then replaced the DPFE Sensor and there was a small change in my Escapes behavior, didn't idle quite as rough but still won't accelerate. When that didn't work I replaced the EGR Valve and again no change.
I'm Running out of ideas can anyone help?
#3890 of 4149 Re: 2001 Ford Escape idles rough won't accelerate over 10 mph [jill26]
Mar 02, 2011 (5:52 am)
If things were working before the plug replacement, I doubt that the EGR/DPFE components failed all of a sudden. Even one bad plug will allow you to drive OK, just a bit rough and certainly not at peak performance.
I did my plugs this summer and had no problems. However, I think it is easy to omit connecting all of the hoses since I had one in particular drop out of sight when removed. I don't think is was connected to the EGR, but it made it easier to remove the EGR.
I would check hoses and electrical connections to the EGR/DPFE and any other components in the engine compartment that may have been removed during the plug replacement. Do the hoses have any cracks that could be leaking air?
#3891 of 4149 Re: 2001 Ford Escape idles rough won't accelerate over 10 mph [jill26]
Mar 02, 2011 (10:40 am)
Any chance the plug wires aren't on in the correct order? Even two of them switched can really mess you up. Failing that, there are many more components and sensors that could have failed to cause this. Sounds like it may actually be in limp mode.....if it has such a thing.
#3892 of 4149 Re: 2001 Ford Escape idles rough won't accelerate over 10 mph [nvbanker]
Mar 03, 2011 (6:09 am)
Each cylinder has an individial coil pack that has a low voltage harness connected to it. No possibility of crossing up the wiring as with the older single coil/distributor design using high voltage cables. The low voltage harness can barely reach its own coil pack much less a wrong one.
#3893 of 4149 Re: 2001 Ford Escape idles rough won't accelerate over 10 mph [tomv3]
Mar 03, 2011 (2:46 pm)
Ok, didn't know for sure if the 01 had coil on plug or not. Clearly, it's not the wires then....
#3894 of 4149 Re: 02 Escape Idle Problem [nitrous93]
Mar 03, 2011 (9:05 pm)
I have had problems everytime it rains with the engine light coming on and I take it to have the codes pulled up and it's always the same thing, 1st cylinder missfire. I have the codes cleared and it's fine the next day, but not this time. This time it rained and it now shows a 2nd cylinder missfire and so I am taking it to have the back three coil packs changed and the spark plugs. It kills me that I have heard so many people say that they have had the same problem but yet ford will not do a recall and fix this crap themselves. I have always supported ford against my families advice but i'm starting to see why they stick with chevy. I know all companies have issues with thier vehicles but at least chevy does a recall and fixes the problem.
#3895 of 4149 Re: 02 Escape Idle Problem [helpinghand_4u]
Mar 07, 2011 (8:56 am)
This problem is not a design flaw nor a safety issue. Annoying to be sure, but the car is 9 years old! I have had 6 Escapes, still have 4 of them, no problems but one, the A/C condensor popped on my 08. Repaired under warranty. GM never did a recall on the Piston Slap in their V8 engines a few years ago, nor their weak frames that cause a harmonic resonance on the freeway in their trucks ofthe 90s, and I could go on about the 90's Blazers that had a weak roof and bucked back and forth over 60 MPH. The fix for it was, "don't drive over 60, this car was never designed to do so". How about the smaller spare tire in the Chevy Colorado, that if you put on the ground, the axle would bind and break within a few miles. No, GM doesn't issue recalls at all even though their problems are myriad. I see no reason why a recall is warranted on your car, though I understand your frustration.
#3896 of 4149 Re: 2001 Ford Escape idles rough won't accelerate over 10 mph [jill26]
Mar 10, 2011 (5:52 pm)
my girls escape is having the same problem. So what fixed the problem with your escape?
#3897 of 4149 Re: 2001 Ford Escape idles rough won't accelerate over 10 mph [hermechanic]
Mar 11, 2011 (5:22 am)
It ended up being a clogged cadilytic converter, I just cut mine of and straight piped it because only one was clogged and now my escape runs like its new.