Last post on May 19, 2013 at 9:07 PM
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Ford Escape, Car Buying, Car Comparisons, SUV
#569 of 651 Re: How to Drop the HeadLiner in a 2013 Escape [explorerx4]
Feb 20, 2013 (9:09 am)
It is a pretty simple connection. The base attaches with a nut that expands when tightened. The base is also well-gasketed. There's a triple gasket around the nut, and then a single gasket around the outer edge. Two connectors for the electricals.
#570 of 651 website
Feb 21, 2013 (3:39 pm)
Does anyone know of a site where I can get parts? Just a general site?
#571 of 651 Re: website [bwaa]
by steve_ HOST
Feb 21, 2013 (3:42 pm)
You mean like RockAuto? Lots of sites out there.
What I look for is "real" information, like a real street address that you can use to contact them, "real" information when you search their domain, that sort of thing.
#572 of 651 Re: website [bwaa]
Feb 21, 2013 (4:10 pm)
What kind of parts are you looking for?
Try Fordparts dot com for the factory stuff.
#573 of 651 Window Sticker
Feb 21, 2013 (7:21 pm)
Received an email from Ford today with my vin #. No luck in running the number to get my window sticker even though I tried a site that has worked in the past. The vin # is 1FMCU9J93DUD02122 if someone would like to give it a shot.
#574 of 651 2013 Ford Escape with Stone leather seats staining
Feb 22, 2013 (8:49 am)
I am going for 2013 Ford Escape with Stone leather seats. But after seeing forum posts about stained seats (other thread), I am tensed and now in double minds.
Can anyone with "stone leather" seats on 2103 Ford Escape confirm that they too see spots on the seats out of nowhere? Also, water/snow flakes creating stains is also a problem with these "stone leather seats" or is it only with cloth seats?
This is going to be my first Ford car, so a bit nervous. Need to make up my decision in 2-3 days.
#575 of 651 Re: 2013 Ford Escape with Stone leather seats staining [ghanashyaml]
Feb 22, 2013 (10:15 am)
I haven't seen staining from water or snowflakes, but I have had blue jeans leave color on the seats. I don't wear them too often, and it seems to be wearing off as I sit in the seat (with dress pants / sweats, etc.).
#576 of 651 Re: 2013 Ford Escape with Stone leather seats staining [ghanashyaml]
Feb 22, 2013 (11:13 am)
I have a 2013 Escape SE with the grayish cloth seats. Have had it since January 7, 2013 and so far no staining seats and the other day little water from the umbrella got on it.
Like anything else, each car can be different like people. What may happen with some cars, doesn't mean it will be exactly the same for you. Best to check with Ford headquarters in Detroit on the ratings of your local area dealerships as to their quality of service😁. Like a draft pick In sports, dealers with good overall ratings with Ford seem to get first choice cars off production lines
#577 of 651 clogging this up with snow is probably not recommended?
Feb 22, 2013 (6:07 pm)
8+ inches of snow in mid Missouri yesterday.
4wd'd into the parking lot at work today through the pile the plows had deposited at the entrance overnight.
From across the lot I saw some snow sticking under the front fascia. Took a look under there and noticed some sort of air intake (???) I guess. It seems to be part of the plastic, under-engine, cover on the passenger side of the center of the lower grill opening and appears to maybe route to the back side of the engine?
I don't think it's an intake for the air cleaner as there appears to be one of those at the top of the grill. It doesn't seem like a vehicle sold as having snow-going capabilities would have something important hanging down there. Any ideas? Turbo cooling? Fresh? air? (I'd think "fresh" air intake would not be located facing the exhaust pipe of the driver ahead of you)
#578 of 651 Re: clogging this up with snow is probably not recommended? [dan5678]
Feb 23, 2013 (7:25 am)
I noticed that 'intake' myself on our Escape and wondered the same thing. So I did a lot of searching, eventually finding a couple of other forums where it's mentioned. It's a cooling duct that routes air to the rear of the engine and transmission area, and is supposedly for the transmission. A couple of people have mentioned having taken theirs off. Nobody has mentioned any issues without it, though I'm still a bit skeptical that there won't be in the future, otherwise Ford wouldn't go to the expense of putting it on in the first place.