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#2922 of 3071 Escapes are great
May 02, 2009 (8:38 am)
We have an 01 Escape that we bought new and now has 99k on it. My wife had it for 6 years and now my daughter drives it down in Maryland. My wife loved it so much she gought an 08 hybrid loaded. She has it almost 2 years and would not buy anything else. We test drove lexus, Toyota, sabaru, . The car is solid and has not been back to the dealer since June 30, 2007 when we picked it up. I've changed the oil, and had the tires rotated. That's it...........Who ever says that americans can't build cars is wrong. We invented the car and can build just as good as anyone now, People that I know have Toyotas, new and old have issues that need repair also. The reliability on all cars is pretty much the same these days Except the Ford Hybrid is #1...........
#2923 of 3071 2003 Escape idle not working after engine is hot
May 02, 2009 (10:41 am)
Last week after a 100 mile drive, I stopped to get some gas. When I got back in my Escape it started, but the engine light came on.
This week at the end of the same drive, I stopped to get a few slices of pizza. When I got back in my car, it would start but it had no idle. I had to rev it up and pop it into drive to get it working, then drop it to neutral at stops or let it die on it's own every time my RPM went down to around 1200 or below.
I was able to make it to my destination and three hours later when it was dark and the engine was cold, it started fine.
The problem seems to occur after a long drive and then after I let it sit for at least 15 minutes. Probably the engine is getting hotter because of no air flow.
I suspect something is cracked or stuck or whatever, but my ford escape is a far cry from a VW Bus which is the only vehicle I have any sort of expertise in.
Thanks in advance!
#2924 of 3071 Re: 2003 Escape idle not working after engine is hot [east542]
Jun 03, 2009 (4:05 pm)
there is some kind of tube 'IAC'? that has something to do with idling that can get clogged.
i have read it can be cleaned, but eventually, it should just be replaced.
hope this helps.
#2925 of 3071 report on our '09...
Jun 03, 2009 (4:13 pm)
after about 5 weeks or so.
wife is driving a v6 limited model, which replaced her '04 v6 limited (passed on to one of the kids).
the new one has all the goodies: lux pkg, nav, sirius.
wife really likes the bluetooth phone setup, eventhough her phone is really old,
half nav/half equalizer display, asked me about continuing the sirius radio.
the other thing is, the mileage is much, much better than the '04,
not to mention it is much quieter!
#2926 of 3071 Re: Escape 2004 vibration at low RPM (1200-1400) [lost]
Jun 03, 2009 (11:45 pm)
I have this since new.
I had engine mount problems .
That was fixed and this started.
It is annoying..the vibrations!
#2927 of 3071 "after fan" doesn't work
Aug 04, 2009 (10:28 am)
I figured out why my 2003 Ford Escape appears to be overheating, AFTER the engine is off. After I stop the engine after a long hot drive and then try to start it back up after fifteen or so minutes, the car won't idle. It will drive, but when RPM gets down to 1100 or so, the engine dies. I'm sure this is related to the overheating of a component (dash temp gauge is fine).
However, if I open the hood and spray it down with water or just leave the hood open for that time period, there are no problems when I start up.
I recently noticed that the fan sound that comes on sometimes when I stop my car doesn't come on any more, so I'm thinking there's some sort of thermostat or sensor that controls a fan that helps dissipate engine heat when the engine is off, and this is not working.
#2928 of 3071 Re: "after fan" doesn't work [east542]
by vg33e power
Aug 04, 2009 (12:27 pm)
I hope you are not spraying it down with cold/cool water while engine is off...if you are you are looking for BIG trouble. The engine is extremely hot after normal operation and parts (specifically) the block and heads get very hot, spraying it with cold/cool water will cause stress on the metals/alloys/aluminum and possibly create cracks or at the very least weak spots. DO NOT ever spray your engine bay with any liquid while off after it has reached normal operating temperature. If you want to spray the engine bay down do it while engine is iddling never when it is off.
#2929 of 3071 Re: 2003 Escape idle not working after engine is hot [east542]
Aug 05, 2009 (11:35 am)
Check your catalytic converters (there are 3 of them).
#2930 of 3071 Re: 2005 Escape XLT 4WD [waysan]
Jan 01, 2010 (7:28 pm)
Yeah...I own a 2001. The vehicles shifts involuntarily within 45-55 mph range. With cruise control on running constant mph the vehicle shifts from 1500 to 2000 rpm and back down and up continually. Ford told me initially it required a new trani. I had it checked out by a local trani shop and they said it was neither the trani or the torque converter. 2nd visit to ford they said torque converter. Any thoughts?
#2931 of 3071 Ford Escape hybrid engine fire
Jan 28, 2010 (5:09 pm)
My 2006 Ford Escape hybrid caught fire in front of my house 8 hours after I parked the vehicle. SUV was a total loss, I contacted Ford and the NHTSA with the details.
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