Last post on Sep 03, 2010 at 1:05 PM
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Ford Escape, SUV
#10 of 11 Re: 2001 escape rear door/window latch-lock problem [nathaneboyd]
Sep 03, 2010 (12:47 pm)
I have the same problem on our 2001 Escape. I took the panel off the back door. The problem is the solenoid. It's the white square "box" with the stem sticking out of the top of it. You have to take that metal rack off that it's attached to, to get to the back side of it. Ford in it's infinite wisdom made it difficult to get to. Just like they hid the alternator under the engine and above the front axle, and some other "stuff". They put it down there so any dust it might collect (gee, think so?) would be washed off every time you drive through a puddle. Just what an alternator needs... dust and water. I have paid the dealer over $550.00 ... twice... to replace the alternator. the first replacement lasted about 18,000 miles. I could go on a rant here....
#11 of 11 Re: 2001 escape rear door/window latch-lock problem [b4141]
Sep 03, 2010 (1:05 pm)
Sometimes to open mine.. I would beat on the gate with my hand right in the middle .. on the outside. That solenoid will pop up very easy... if you're lucky.