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#4108 of 4133 Recall Throttle
Oct 05, 2012 (8:04 pm)
Any suggestions. Just got into an accident, totaled the car. It was a stuck throttle I called Ford on recall, can anyone help with suggestions.
#4109 of 4133 Re: Recall Throttle [putty27]
Oct 07, 2012 (7:15 am)
Did the accident occur after the throttle cable recall repairs?
#4110 of 4133 Re: Recall Throttle [tomchi]
Oct 07, 2012 (9:15 am)
Never received the notice, verified with ford my car was under recall. Looking for expert advice on pursuing recovering of damages. I thought the insurance company would help out, covering cost of car, no other damages.
#4112 of 4133 Ford Escape 2.5 Intake Gasket Replacement
Oct 06, 2012 (9:37 am)
... as a maintenance item?
New owner of a 2009 Escape Limited AWD 2.5 4 cyl. I've had this vehicle for the last 7 months and it now has 55,000 miles. Just love it, but replacing an intake gasket as a maintenance item is a new one on me. Dealer wants an hour's labor which in my area is $90. What's the deal with that?
#4113 of 4133 Re: Ford Escape 2.5 Intake Gasket Replacement [roller4]
Oct 06, 2012 (9:41 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 4133 Re: 2003 ford escape radio shut off while driving now car wont start [mswils411]
Oct 22, 2012 (2:21 pm)
Was it the alternator?
#4115 of 4133 Re: $1500 Backfire Explosions [walter32]
Nov 13, 2012 (5:00 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 4133 Re: Something to check if your Escape has poor idle or stalling. [callahanescape]
Nov 19, 2012 (6:18 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 4133 Re: 2001 Mazda Tribute Woes [johnb1]
Nov 20, 2012 (6:39 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.