Last post on Dec 02, 2013 at 4:13 PM
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#4113 of 4149 Re: Ford Escape 2.5 Intake Gasket Replacement [roller4]
Oct 06, 2012 (8:41 am)
Check your service schedule in the owner's manual. I doubt if it is listed. Maybe your dealer is saving up to buy a new boat.
#4114 of 4149 Re: 2003 ford escape radio shut off while driving now car wont start [mswils411]
Oct 22, 2012 (1:21 pm)
Was it the alternator?
#4115 of 4149 Re: $1500 Backfire Explosions [walter32]
Nov 13, 2012 (4:00 pm)
About 4 yrs ago I had the same issue with my 2002 Escape with the 3.0L and about 81,000 miles on it. Tried to start it & it wouldn't go immediately. Hit the key a 2nd time and a loud explosion & smoke erupted from under the hood. Scared the sh!t out of me when it happened. Blew apart the intake manifold & dented the hood from the inside. Cost me about $1100 in used parts to repair & the Ford dealer never did figure out what caused it. Dealer said initially i must have done something wrong to cause the thing to backfire but to this day i still have no idea what went wrong.
#4116 of 4149 Re: Something to check if your Escape has poor idle or stalling. [callahanescape]
Nov 19, 2012 (5:18 am)
After hundreds of dollars and replacing all of the mentioned in the original post, the hose did it, I found the bad hose, covered it with tape and it worked! The hose i replaced had a sleeve covering the hole. so it was hard to find.. I guess the sleeve was suppose to protect it. This also caused my gage cluster to go crazy when I accelerated over 55 mph. This was also corrected after replacing the hose. Hope this helps someone else. It was a great tip.
#4117 of 4149 Re: 2001 Mazda Tribute Woes [johnb1]
Nov 20, 2012 (5:39 pm)
our 2011 had similar problem..we found the lurching was the tranny gear hunting. This was corrected by software, and then a loud clunking sound (solenoid in the gear box)
NOW we had the heating motor switch (circular knob on the left), no heat on #1,#2...easy repair for us...solenoid under the glove compartment.
#4118 of 4149 faint thumping sound left side
Dec 27, 2012 (5:57 pm)
noted this sound in the last few month, conveniently after the 60K warranty expired. Accelerates & brakes fine (except for the grunt sound just as you stop). My daughter confirmed its not my medication.
noting the sound occurs when Escape in motion.
#4119 of 4149 Re: faint thumping sound left side [printerman1]
Dec 28, 2012 (12:33 am)
Most likely the universal joint. I replaced mine on a Mazada Tribute, thumping went away. Easy Fix.
#4120 of 4149 Re: running lights blinking? [semag]
Dec 28, 2012 (1:45 pm)
Blinking running lights are caused by a faulty "DRLM" Daytime Running Light Module" I've got the same problem. Seems Mazda wants $160.00 for a replacement and all of the part stores I've checked don't even list them. Might be best to go to a wreckers. It is located under the dash about where the drivers knees are. Good luck.
#4122 of 4149 Escape Cutting Out
Jan 16, 2013 (8:20 am)
I have a 2002 Ford Escape 6cyl bought for my son. As ran well till recently. Now when overdrive kicks in and I start up a small grade it cuts out badly. Once I give it gas and the rpms go up it is fine. If I turn off OD it is fine. Has something to do with the low Rpms. Any suggestions