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#4094 of 4133 2002 Escape Won't Start
Aug 14, 2012 (8:22 am)
Frequently fails to start. Engine cranks but acts overchoked or vapor locked. IAC valve replaced twice, once because new part defective. Changed to different gas. No luck. Fuel pump OK. Only consistent fix is to remove gas cap, poke the vapor shutter to let in air, then start car.
#4096 of 4133 2003 ford escape radio shut off while driving now car wont start
Aug 18, 2012 (4:27 pm)
I was driving and the radio shut off , It felt like the ac kicked in harder so i shut the ac off and radio came back on , Turned ac on radio shut off. So I parked , Before I shut off the vehicle the ac was barely blowing radio would not turn on. So I shut it off, When I try to start at all I get is a constant clicking, as if the battery was dead. But I have only had this escape 3 days, I have had no problems at all, this just all the sudden happened.
#4097 of 4133 Re: 2002 Escape Won't Start [tomchi]
Aug 18, 2012 (6:50 pm)
Mechanic disconnected evaporative emissions canister. Apparently valve is stuck. Car starts and runs just fine now, but CHECK ENGINE light is always on. This is to be expected. The canister will have to be repaired/replaced
#4098 of 4133 Re: 2002 Escape Won't Start [tomchi]
Aug 23, 2012 (8:46 pm)
Car stalls after canister disconnected. Back to the same old same old. Remove gas cap, car starts. Drive with gas cap dangling in the breeze. What next?
#4099 of 4133 Re: 2002 Escape Won't Start [tomchi]
Aug 31, 2012 (6:44 pm)
Ford dealer did thorough analysis of problem and concluded fuel pump ng. Replacement pump extremely expensive but for the moment the car starts immediately. What next?
#4100 of 4133 Re: 2002 Escape Won't Start [tomchi]
Aug 31, 2012 (8:08 pm)
That seemed to fix my Escape problems. Unfortunatley it was expensive but it's still cheaper than a new car payment.
#4102 of 4133 2007 Escape dies while only in Drive while my brake is applied.
Sep 02, 2012 (3:10 pm)
My 2007 Ford Escape dies while in Drive when I come to a complete stop, starts up fine but have to give it gas while putting car into drive so it wont die again. Ive been putting the car in neutral while at lights and stop signs to avoid the car from dying. help please!~!
#4103 of 4133 Problem restarting my after driving
Sep 28, 2012 (11:42 am)
I have a 2003 Ford Escape Limited 4 cylinder. I only have 43,272 miles. The car has been very good to me, until this summer. I would start my, car drive to my destination (could be a long drive or just to the supermarket), park and then return to restart my car and it would not start. I would have to wait about 1/2 hour give or take and then it would start. It began happening all the time. I brought it to Ford and they had the vehicle there for 4 days, they finally said it was the Fuel Relay Switch that needed to be replaced. Got the car back and all seemed fine until I went on a road trip (2 1/2 hour drive). Going to my destination, I did not encounter any problems, it was on my return to home that I encountered problems, stopped at a rest stop and went in to get a bite to eat came out to start my car and it just would not start. This time it took 2 hours before the car would start, got home and pulled into driveway turned off engine and tried to start and it did the same thing. Next morning the car started.
Went back to Ford, they have had my car now for 4 days, and finally after I called for an update, the Service Manager is now telling me it is the Fuel Pump and it needs to be replaced. Expensive and considering that I only have 43,000 miles (most of it highway miles) I cannot believe it is the fuel pump. Any other suggestions would be helpful.