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#2890 of 3071 Re: Escape 2004 vibration at low RPM (1200-1400) [arunm]
Feb 23, 2008 (8:36 pm)
I just bought a 2004 Ford Escape and the steerling wheel vibrates when I am stopped at a red light. The dealer tells me it is an idle and a tune up will take care of it, but it only has 55,000 miles on it and really should not need a tune up til 100,000 miles. Some tell me it is also charastic of the vehicle. Not sure what it is or who to believe but it is annoying...
#2891 of 3071 Re: The Safest Way For a Woman to Buy [trixr4u2]
Feb 23, 2008 (8:42 pm)
I actually went in to a dealership by myself and laid it all down on the line. I told the salesman I was a single recent divorced mom. What I was looking for, how much I wanted to my car payments to be. I knew what the car should go for...I did my research before I went. I believe in the end I got a good deal and was not taken advantage of. I even got more for my car that it was worth even in retail. That was my first experience in buying a car by myself and I believe it actually went well.
#2892 of 3071 Re: Escape 2004 vibration at low RPM (1200-1400) [spereira]
Mar 01, 2008 (7:46 pm)
" just bought a 2004 Ford Escape and the steerling wheel vibrates when I am stopped at a red light. The dealer tells me it is an idle and a tune up will take care of it, but it only has 55,000 miles on it and really should not need a tune up til 100,000 miles. Some tell me it is also charastic of the vehicle. Not sure what it is or who to believe but it is annoying..."
Put it in neutral at the light. Keeps the tranny cooler over the long haul and will get rid of your vibrating wheel.
#2893 of 3071 Re: Escape 2004 vibration at low RPM (1200-1400) [rapidrick]
Mar 02, 2008 (10:30 am)
Do you know the history of this vehicle? It is very likely that something was ignored if it was a lease vehicle and the previous driver knew that they were going to turn it in after the lease expired. Human nature being what it is dictates this.
Did you test drive the vehicle or have it inspected before your purchase?
#2894 of 3071 Torque converter
Mar 18, 2008 (8:41 am)
My 2005 Escape XLT, with 45,600 miles, has been experiencing engine cut off''s
when at a corner or a stop, with no other notable signs of trouble. Yesterday
the dealer was able to determine that the torque converter was "toast". Car was
new when purchased as it was the last on the lot for that model year, with little
#2895 of 3071 2002 Escape OBD2 Connector
Mar 23, 2008 (2:31 pm)
Where in the car is this OBD2 connector located? I have looked all over the drivers side compartment and under the dash and so far I do not see it.
#2896 of 3071 Re: NO power ford escape [basimalb]
Jun 10, 2008 (7:07 pm)
I too have a 2005 Ford Escape Limited which experiences the same problem of no power. It will slowly ramp up to full speed. Did you ever get an answer to what causes it?
#2897 of 3071 Re: NO power ford escape [ccfupdate]
Sep 22, 2008 (12:18 pm)
I also had this problem. I took it to a friend who owns a mechanic shop and he replaced my idle control valve. Now my 01 Escape runs like new!
#2898 of 3071 2001 ford escape
Nov 23, 2008 (7:10 am)
Should I buy a used 2001 ford escape 6 cylinder 4 wd with 57000 miles on it for my daughter?
dealer asking 8k...i would offer much less...5K
should i move on?
Nov 23, 2008 (1:39 pm)
I bought my wife a 2001 Ford Escape new in 2001. The reliability has been pretty
good. Not perfect. We gave the car to my daughter to use for her internship at college and now that she has a job we gave it to her, My wife bought a new 2008
ESCAPE Hybrid . Perfect car. The 01 Escape needed a brake booster and rear shocks t 94k The Maryland inspection station said they were leaking. Besides that nothing except normal maintenance. My daughter is even surprised how the 01 Escape has held its value. I feel that the car is solid, I saw one in an accident a month ago, the airbag went off and the girl walked out. Check out values on edmunds or kelly blue book and than make an offer. I also have a Saturn, that has been reliable. The saturns book value drops dramatically after a few years so you can probably get a great deal. The Escape runs great at 96k. would buy it again. Good Luck