Last post on Jul 05, 2013 at 2:46 PM
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Ford Escape Hybrid, Engine, SUV
#120 of 122 Re: 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid starter problem [stevedebi]
May 28, 2013 (3:20 pm)
I'm not sure sorry. I paid and never looked back.
#121 of 122 2008 Escape Hybrid, wont start, wont crank, no anti-theft light
Jul 05, 2013 (10:31 am)
my escape hybrid had all the doors locked (did not lock it), i had to manually unlock the door and when i put the key into the ignition no lights came on. It would not crank over or start, no anti-theft light was on and was not blinking, no lights came on at all, no sounds of any kind either. decided to disconnect the battery under the hood for about 10 minutes and when i checked the escape after that there was no change. i let it sit over night and in the morning it started right up. what could cause this? i would hate to have this happen again. Went to a ford dealer to hook it up to diagnostic machine but they said if there are no indicator lights on then no code would show up at all. please help.
#122 of 122 Re: 2008 Escape Hybrid, wont start, wont crank, no anti-theft light [stotta87]
Jul 05, 2013 (2:46 pm)
I finally found the problem! I friend told me that the lock mechanism in the steering column can get loose, resulting in poor connection with the key/tumbler/whatever. I tried jiggling the key inside the ignition as I turned it--and voila--that did the trick. I took it to Ford to have the lock assembly replaced (~$500) and that solved the problem once and for all. Now I'm a happy Escape owner once again.
What's nice is that you can jiggle the key as you're turning it--the same way you would a cranky house key or something--and it is a way to diagnose if this is indeed the problem.