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#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.
How do I post a picture?">
#2932 of 3071 Re: Ford Escape hybrid engine fire [tommyz4]
Jan 28, 2010 (10:54 pm)
Follow the "help" link at the bottom of this page for full instructions!
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#2933 of 3071 FOGLIGHTS INOPERATIVE
by vg33e power
Feb 01, 2010 (4:36 pm)
Looking for someone that knows for sure what could be wrong with my Escape. I installed an HID kit on my Escape and it works great, I lost my high beams because I got the non-hi/low HID kit. However now my foglights do not work. I checked the fuses and I know for sure that the installation is correct because I followed it step by step. The HID bulb is using the low beam connector/power because when I switch it to high beams the HIDs turn off meaning that they are not using the high beam connector to get power, therefore, it is not a matter of my switch being in the high beam position which turns off the foglights.
There is power to the foglight switch because it still illuminates and all other lamps (parking, turn signals, stop, back-up and HID (headlamps)) are in perfect woking condition. Any help or suggestions???
#2934 of 3071 Re: Ford Escape hybrid engine fire [tidester]
Feb 03, 2010 (5:50 pm)
I see HELP at the bottom but it doesn't help.
#2935 of 3071 Re: Ford Escape hybrid engine fire [tommyz4]
Feb 03, 2010 (9:26 pm)
Sorry about that. Our help system has been changed and currently does not contain the instructions.
One way to post a picture in the Forums is to first find a place to host the picture you want to display. Your ISP may be suitable. Once you have done that, you can link to the picture by including the following tag in your message: <src="the URL address to your picture">
The actual address must be in quotes.
An easier way to post pictures is to import the picture into your carspace. To login to your carspace account go to the address "http://carspace.com/youredmundsusername" (without the quotes) and "youredmundsusername" stands for your user ID. Your password for that account is the same as you use for accessing these Forums.
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#2936 of 3071 Re: Ford Escape hybrid engine fire [tidester]
by steve_ HOST
Feb 04, 2010 (12:19 pm)
The Forum FAQ has been updated to include "Add a Photo".
Thanks for the catch, Tommyz4!