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#3997 of 4133 losing power in first gear
Aug 02, 2009 (8:54 am)
I have a 2007 Ford Escape I absolutely LOVE my escape. however over the past couple of days it has acted like there is no power in first gear. It will finally shift hard into second gear once you rev it up... when you first take off in it there will be no power and you will barely go anywhere but once it gets out of that gear it will be perfectly fine in other gears.It also shifts really hard when you put it in/out of reverse. Has anyone had this problem? I really don't want to get rid of my escape but i have a 10 month old and i really don't need to have an unpredictable vehicle.
#3998 of 4133 2005 Ford Escape First Gear
Aug 17, 2009 (7:54 am)
Howdy, seems like my escape is in second all the time when first pull out.
slow to start with then seems ok. its like to shift into high gear going up hill slow.
have to give alot of gas to get it to down shift.Now it will go in to first if i shift it myself but still slow take off at first then it will pick up speed, it has 113,000 mile. 2.3 cyl auto.
maybe needs tranny filter? or overhaul?
any help or ideas?
#3999 of 4133 Re: 02 Escape Stalls [asvr2000]
Aug 27, 2009 (10:19 pm)
We have a 2001 Ford Escape. It has a very rough idle, especially when the engine is cold. The vehicle acts like it's going to stall when it's idling at a stoplight. We've replaced all the spark plugs, all the intake gaskets, the PVC valve, the IAC, the fuel pump, the fuel filter, the air filter, and had the fuel system cleaned. So far, we've spent over $1000 on this problem, and it's still not fixed. It isn't showing any codes right now, but it has shown codes in the past for an engine misfire, as well as a code for a faulty PVC valve. After replacing the plugs and the PVC valve, the codes are gone, but the vehicle still runs as rough as ever. If ANYONE has ANY suggestions, we'd appreciate it! I really hate this vehicle, and unfortunately, I have to drive at night with three children in the car.
I also have problems with the air bag sensor coming on, and the back hatch not opening (it stays locked once it's locked).
#4000 of 4133 Re: 02 Escape Stalls [ihatemyescape]
by vg33e power
Aug 28, 2009 (7:23 am)
Three things come to mind...
1. Bad coil/s (although I would imagine this would through a misfire code)
2. Did you ever overheat the engine? if so, you may have a blown head gasket.
3. Bad PCM or it needs to be reprogrammed.
#4001 of 4133 Re: 02 Escape Stalls [ihatemyescape]
Aug 28, 2009 (8:01 am)
My issue was finally solved when my dealer did the following (on the invoice): "overlay LG/W wire at PCM PIN 26 CKT 1024 connector C175". The error code they kept getting was P0351 Misfire on No 1 Cyl. It took 13 visits to get this fixed (but they fixed it for free - finally). My car would shutter like it was going to die at a stop light and then the check engine light would come on. This usually happened when it was a very hot day and the air conditioning was running.
Also I have the same issue with the airbag light. For my car, if something (kid's toy, water bottle, etc) is pushed under the driver seat the light comes on - it must be a short or something. Hope this helps - good luck!
#4002 of 4133 Re: 02 Escape Stalls [vg33e power]
Aug 28, 2009 (10:26 am)
Thank you very much for the suggestions! The vehicle has never overheated to my knowledge. I'm betting the problem may have something to do with the PCM, but bad coils could be possible too.
I'll check into the PCM issue, and if we get it figured out I'll post again so that others with a similar problem can maybe get some help as well!
#4003 of 4133 2002 Escape lies to die
Sep 05, 2009 (5:36 pm)
About 2 weeks ago, dropped kids off at day care and car wouldn't start unless I gave a lot of gas. Then today, after being parked outside for 6 hours in the rain (not sure if that matters or not), car would start then die- had to keep pumping gas to get it going. Had to keep in neutral and keep rpms over 1 or it would die. Had to drive home (25 miles) with 2 kids making sure I put in neutral as I approached a stop while braking and giving gas at same time to keep rpms up. Anyone have a clue? Got home and let sit for 1 hour, and of course go to start it and it is fine....
I appreciate any help, as I am on a very tight budget, Love my car but with two kids under three I can't be stranded let alone afford a tow bill. THANKS!!
#4005 of 4133 2006 Ford Escape
Sep 08, 2009 (9:53 am)
I was wondering if anyone has had or is having the same problem as I am. I have a 2006 Ford Escape. Recently it started giving me the problem of not starting. I brought it to the my local Ford dealer and they ran a diagnostics and could not find anything wrong with it. It does not turn over. I thought perhaps it was the fuse, switch or relay but I am begining to think it is the inginition switch, I have anothe appointment on 9-14-09 and would llike to know if anyone has had any trouble like this.
#4006 of 4133 Re: 2002 Escape lies to die [dbaframegirl]
Oct 28, 2009 (11:11 am)
Once it dries out it is fine. By the way don't try 4 Wheeling in the Surf, I was driving in town and a hard pouring rain turned into a flash flood. The water went over the tail pipe and I had to have 2 Catalytic converters replaced as well as the Fuel Oxygen Sensor, the Air Intake Valve, and the EGR Valve. Over 2 Grand in Damage, but since it was a flood Geico covered all but the deductable.
It has been running fine until this morning. It rained last night and it sputtered and had no power, and I had to put it in park and hold gas and brakes at the lights, floor it to get to 45 MPH with the emergency lights on.
I made it to work, the sun came out, it dried out, and ran fine.