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Does that model use braking to regenerate the battery? If it does, I'd assume that is a very complicated system that might have nothing to do with your pads/rotors...
Driving my son's 2005 Ford Escape Hybrid with 64K miles on it, red brake warning light comes on as well as "service brake system" shows up in message center. Bought this vehicle used in May with 54k miles on it. Not a lick of problems with it until now ... took vehicle in to local garage - checked brakes over - no problems found but they did look up on internet ... Read More
My wife was driving home today and her brake waring light came on, 2 or 3 more stops and the pedal hit the floor, but she made it home safety. The left front brake line Ford part number 6L8Z-2264-A had been rubbing against the power steering line for 106,000 miles and rubbed a hole in the brake line. Please check yours. Now here is the other problem , I called my ... Read More
My wife's Escape has had the grinding sound since a few months of purchasing it new. We went to a local garage, they looked at the brakes and said they were OK. They lubricated the brake system and the noise stopped. Recently the noise started again, and was even worse. I would have bet the rivets were digging into the rotors. I went ahead and replaced the brake pads, although there ... Read More
Welcome to the club. The Ford Escape and Mazada Tribute transmissions are junk. My failed at 60000 miles. Cost 2700 to repair. Traded the POS in for a Lexus, couldn't be happier.
I also have a 2005 Ford Escape and have had to be towed 3 times in the last couple of weeks because of this same issue. Once it is towed to the mechanic it would work fine. First mechanic did find a service message on the internet about it. After that I took it to the Ford Dealership and they could not get the car to malfunction. They put some kind ... Read More
Hi ...this is kind of related to the Ford Escape rear end noise issue posted 2 years ago. Thought I would give this info to your readers, we just recently discovered a whinning/whistling noise from the rear of our 2007 Escape. I thought it sounded alot like the diff case, and possibly the wheel bearings. To the shop for diagnosis it went where, they could not find anything wrong other than ... Read More
'05's are AWD. Are there any pauses during the 8 flashes? We have an '04 that lit up the air bag light 3 flashes - pause - 7 flashes. Did a search to find out what it meant. Came back as right front seat wiring harness. You might get some info trying that. You can try searching ford parts dot com to see if you can find out what part it ... Read More
" ...So, does Ford deliver what it says? In a way, yes, but the way you have to drive the car in order to make the numbers sure takes away from the fun that driving this vehicle brings when you step on it. I guess we canít have the best of all worlds in one package just yet. ..." Ford had the best of both. The Escape Hybrid 2005-2012 has both ... Read More
Same problem a 2005 Ford Escape, my daughter had a brake job at Sears less than 11 months ago and this week end her brakes completely failed while backing out of the garage. The passenger side brake line was deeply cracked in 4 place and would spurt fluid like a severed artery when applying the brake. Drivers side was deeply cracked in the exact same spots just not leaking, 'yet'. There ... Read More
2005 escape 125,000. miles stoped at gas station put fuel in, start, put foot on brake pedal to put in drive, all the way to floor--left front flex line blew, i checked right side line which was ready to go at same place, wow. I replaced both lines and am writing this only to worn anybody that has this vehicle to please check the lines, they are only less then 20.00 ... Read More
Mine is a 2004, owned since 2003-mileage of approximately 134k. Last night driving home from work, I was attempting to break quickly, as a car pulled out in front of me. My break pedal responded as normal for about the first 2-3 seconds, felt what seemed like a wheel lock up&then my pedal went completely to the floor, with no break response what-so-ever! I grabbed the emergency break&avoided the collision. Got ... Read More
Same year, same model, same problem. Thank God, the failure occurred when my daughter was just pulling out of the garage to go to work.
I have a 2004 Ford Escape that recently blew both front brake flex lines within one month. Luckily, I was close to home and not on the freeway. I would guess poor quality parts or design.
My car is ford escape 2005, recently, It had has problem: both indicator: "battery" and "airbag" indicated at the same time, first I think battery or alternator problem but I think all are still OK because I can start engine even leave it overnight and day by day. everyone can help me to define the problem, is it may from electric wire/jack lossen? thankrs. binbin
Hi, Have a 2005 Escape XLT. The plastic at the rear fly windows, around the front mirrors and the plastic mirrors all seem to be curling/melting. Door handles are developing some type of cancer as well. Anyone have this issue? Anyone know where I can find aftermarket replacements? Very poor quality. Ford contact and they say SORRY. Thanks for any help
Hello from a retired cop: I have a 2005 ford escape and installed the module. I can only get the signal lights to work but no running lights or brake lights. Any suggestions? Chuck
I have a 2005 Ford Escape. I went to start it yesterday and it acted like the battery was almost dead, but not quite. When it was started, the gauge needles all jumped really fast and at first my gas gauge said I had no gas, even after I had just filled up. I am supposed to be leaving back for Iowa today/tomorrow, but need to know what this could be ... Read More
has anybody had trouble separating the rubber to metal brake line connection on a 2005 ford escape/mazda tribute? the front passenger side line blew, so we removed the line from the caliper, removed the spring and loosened the strut bolt to release the line, then removed the spring and loosened the rubber to metal line fitting, but we can not separate them, any tricks? or maybe we missed a step? any ... Read More
2005 escape stalls when shifted into gear when on a run for an hour or more i sometimes pull in and stop my erscape engine stops , i can restart it but when shifting it into gear it stalls i have had it to several garages including the ford dealer and they can,t solve the problem solution sugestions i have got was a new battery, ot torque converter in tranny (dealer ... Read More
I paid $830 at a local repair shop. The dealer would charge more, I'm sure.
If your rear brakes were smoking and strong burnt brake compound was present after parking. Your rear brakes need to get checked out. Sound like the rear brakes are over adjusted or the rear cylinders are seized up open either way your shoes (asuming you have rear drum brakes) are constantly rubbing up against the drum, definately a fire hazard. One way you can check is by jacking up the rear ... Read More
Could you tell me approx how much it is to replace front rotors and pads for the 2005 Escape XLT AWD. I'm having them done in a few days and wonder what to expect. Thanks.
our 2005 ford escape has had the grinding rear brakes we bought it used in '07. we have had them checked many times and told that is 'normal'. we have replaced the front brake pads every six months since buying it due to the pads being wore out. got the brakes and rotors replaced last september. just had them replaced last week (april 2010) due to high pitched noise (not during ... Read More
This is my first use of this forum. My car (Ford Escape 2005, 3L) ran 5 miles per hour, and took to autoshop. The shop told me that the car needs to replace all three catalytic converters (two front ones and one rear one). My car has 110,000 miles. It cost $4200 (parts (3100) and labor(1100) ). Seems like an obscene price. They told me that they will not use after-market ... Read More
similar issue for me; i have a 2005 Ford Escape 4WD. Have not had one problem in 5 years until now. I too feel a vibration when i start out and it gets bad until i accelerate through 35mph. Has anyone had this issue and know what it is? I had all the obvious like cv, drive shafts checked and my mechanic told me everything was good and tight!
This is my 3rd Escape and sad to say it will most likely be my last. It has been nothing but a headache since I purchased it. Before I even made my first payment I was at the dealership with complaints and issues with the car. It revs up into 2-3 gear, the wipers would not work, the car would not start for a brief minute or two, and the radio ... Read More
No... ended up buying the Ford. Sync system SUCKED! Didn't work smoothly, sometimes button worked, sometimes it didn't. Very distracting when driving. Also had some transmission hesitation when cold and battery died when only a few months old, luckily happening at home. Sold it, though mostly due to wanting to be debt free. Bought a 2005 Tribute... just had shifter mechanism totally re-done. About $500. ALWAYS USE PARKING BRAKE! It runs ... Read More
Well I hope so.... My 2005 Ford Escape is doing the same thing right at 45 mph. I had a Honda Civic were I actually replaced the tranny twice and got rid of it to escape other issues. I just got this car and I can't deal with this same issue again. Please tell me something. I need to know because this vibrating is making me nervous. Do you think a ... Read More
Check carcomplaints.com and look up electrical issues with 2005 Ford Escape. There are hundreds of 2005 Escape owners with the same issues. I complained to Ford, the FTC and have heard nothing. Ford said sorry sucks but not our problem. $5,000 later I have nothing to show for it. Replaced computer, radio, coils, spark plugs etc. People need to start complaining so we can do something about this!
Wow, this makes me sick. I am also a 2005 Ford Escape owner. I have replaced coils, the computer, etc etc etc. Today driving home from work my Theft light came on and dang near stopped my car in its tracks. It doesnt end. What I would like to know is at what point Ford does something about all of this!
I have a 2005 ford escape, I've been having problems with my a/c. when i turn it on I get a real strong scent of anti-freeze. I was informed that the problem was due to a heater core malfunction... my question is where do i locate this heater core and how do i get it out?
Reading all of these posts, I connect with the "misfire" thing and possibly some type of electrical problem. So here's what's happened and what I've had done to date: Beginning December 2009, cruising on a highway, "Check engine lamp" plus " Service emissions system" warning appeared, and oddly enough, the red "Theft" lamp, along with the slightest hesitation. All lamps and warnings corrected themselves within seconds, then all seemed OK. A ... Read More
I finally took a look at a 2004 vs a 2005 fuse map in the different years owners manuals and found that there are seveal differences between them. I see the fuse that is #27 in the 2004 and their is no similar fuse with those same functions in the 2005. The term GEM module is not used either. Every fuse I have pulled and looked at and tested has been ... Read More
I am have a problem with my 2005 Ford escape as far as the idle goes.. I can be driving 45 or more mph and the idle will go from 2000 to 1000 as if it was trying to cut off on me, as i am driving.. I also having problems with when i stop at lights and it completely stalling out, with me having to hurry and restart it. its ... Read More
Hey Guys, Just joined. I am have the same type of problem. My Ford Escape (2005) starts to vibrate when I reach a speed about 15 mph and stop at about 18. It will keep vibrating while I am at those speeds. The vibration seems to be coming from the front drivers side. What is the problem and what is the fix? Thanks a lot for any help.
Hey guys, new to the forum. I recently bought a 2005 ford escape. 4wd, 82,000 miles. Its has a slite vibration in drive and reverse at idle, like pulled up to a stop. Has anyone else had problems with this and if so, what was the fix? tranny fluid looks clean, at level, and doesn't smell burnt. Any help is greatly appriciated!
My 2004 Escape did the exact same thing this week. Front passenger brake line blew. When I told my mechanic that this seemed like a rare occurrence he said he has seen it on other Escapes (this shop services a company with a fleet of Escapes). He recommended replacing all brake lines because the others were also cracked. I've never heard of anyone having to replace all their brake lines for ... Read More
I had a 2010 4 cyl Escape and never had that problem, but had lots of other problems, brakes, transmission, etc, rear hoot noise when accelerating from a stop. I have since gotten rid of it I believe the 2011 is just the same as the 2010. Not up to the standards of my 2005 Escape which had rear disc brakes and a full size spare mounted on a rim that ... Read More
I have a 2005 Ford Escape that recently blew a front passenger brake line (the rubber one that connects the steel line to the wheel caliper). After closer inspection, it was an accident waiting to happen. The line was cracked and deteriorating, as was the one on the driverís side Ė which I also replaced before I ended up in the newspapers. I searched for recall information because I cannot believe ... Read More
2005 Escape with 4 cyl, automatic, bought new, pampered, dealer changed trans fluid at 30,000 and 60,000 miles, converter blew at 68,000 miles, out of warranty. Never towed with it, no mountain driving. Transmission shop mechanic said Ford had known problems with this trans back to the late 1990's when it was in the Mercury Mystique. (AKA Mistake). Too small a unit for too heavy a vehicle. Anyone with similar problems? ... Read More
I am having this same issue... I replaced the same coil and now have the intake popping. 2005 ford escape 3.0l What resolved to problem?
I have a 2005 Ford Escape that when you come to a complete stop, the engine shuts off. It sounds and acts exactly like you didnt push in the clutch on a manual when you come to a complete stop. Once the car has died you can turn it back over and starts right up. But once you put it into gear it will shut off again. The power to the ... Read More
It seems that all the escapes 2005 are starting to have this problems,I search about this issue and there is a lot of ford escape owners are upset with this including me,what I did is file a complaint with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and believe me the more we complaint,the sooner Ford will start having a recall on this issue if you fix the problem just keep the ... Read More
I am wondering what your outcome was in small claims court. In my case of peeling paint on a 2005 Escape Hybrid, Ford finally offered to pay 50% to do repairs on the back lift door and 4 doors whgere paint was peeling. However, they inflated the repair costs to $4,000 by saying they had to replace the entire back lift gate! I've given up on them and am having the ... Read More
Does anyone know how to change the parking light in the Frod Escape 2005 or others I suspect. Owner Manual says see Ford Technician...You cannot seemingly get to it from behind as it is part of the fender area. I MUST get it replaced......Please welcome Help
Hi, I wouldn't purchase a Ford Escape if it was the only way to reach the promised land after the Tribulation. I come from a family of Ford Fanatics. My first "car" was a Ford F-150 Lariat that my Daddy bought me for graduation. Mustangs, Escorts, Explorers and Expeditions were what my family drove. My husband (at my insistence) bought a 2001 Escape XLT off the lot. My best friend bought ... Read More
With your budget of $12k, you have lots of choices in a small SUV not just a Ford Escape. However, if you like the Escape I would go with the 2006 model year. 2005 was the first year that the Escape came out with the "intelligent 4WD system" that is a little different then the old 2004 and earlier model system. First year anything usually tend to have a little more ... Read More
I have a 2003 Ford Escape and it is a tan or gold color with paint peeling problems. Let me know if you have found any solutions to this problem.
I have a 2005 ford escape and had Leonards put the hitch and wiring in for me. It never worked right so I researched it and I found a kit on Auto Zone and it only ran me like 50.00. I had it installed in about 15 minutes. But then again I do vehicle wiring on police cars and stuff for a living.
2005 Ford Escape 2 wheel drive 3.0 v-6. Driving in traffic car shut off. Popped it in neutral, cranked back up. Once it cranked back up, it had an obvious miss, check engine light was on and the a/c wouldn't work ( I assume is part of the limp home mode ). Had the code read and it was P0353 coil C primary/secondary fail. I pulled the upper intake and replaced ... Read More
Here is my $0.02 on the rotation topic. If you have a rear-wheel drive vehicle, rotation may not make a big difference in extending tire life. Since the rear wheels have the traction, the rear tires will take their share of wear from providing traction to move the vehicle forward and back. The front wheels provide the traction to change direction of the vehicle, hence, the front tires will take their ... Read More
The experts at TireRack don't agree with you. I don't enjoy rotating them either, and I've heard the urban legend claim (and would like to believe it since I don't enjoy car maintenance), but my personal experience on my minivan is that the fronts would wear out a lot faster than the rears if I didn't rotate them. And I prefer to buy tires in sets instead of pairs. Tread wear ... Read More
Yes balancing and wheel alignment is required for a smooth ride it has nothing to do with tire life in today's tires. Rotation is an urban myth that won't go away.
Interesting re:non-rotation of tires. So are all the shops recommending / doing rotation just out go grab $$? (wouldn't surprise me). Balancing is a different story tho I'd think.
There is no need to rotate your tires as this might cause drive ability problems. There are no studies or any proof that tire rotation extends tire life The tires will take a set but there is nothing wrong with this. I learned this by having rotated my tires many years ago and having problems I was told that I need new shocks, drive shaft wheel bearings etc.but all that was ... Read More
I never went to Ford to solve this problem. I was considering replacing wheel bearings...but after putting tires back to original positions, the noise was gone. My vehicle is a 2005 Escape XLT. Since earlier posts, I've bought a 2009 Escape LTD with Michelin tires ... no noise problems at all. Overall much quieter than 2005. That could be Michelin tires (better than tires on 2005 Esc) or better noise dampening ... Read More
Funny, I have no problem with the gauges. Now the steering makes wierd noises while turning left and right. On a brighter note the ac is excellent compared to my 2008 Honda CRV. Also I don't think the transmission will ever fail. Did you know the 2005 Escape came with a full size spare with an alloy wheel. They do not make them like they use to however.
The hoot when accelerating from a stop. The rear brake noise, sometimes a clicking sound.. There are always some strange noises The rubber on the bottom near the drivers door which has become unattached because I hit it whith my foot when getting out. The transmision recall, mileage is now lower with the fix. This is not the equal of my 2005 Escape which had rear disk brakes that worked well. ... Read More
I own a 2005 Mazda Tribute (3.0L V6) and have been told that the EGR Valve needs to be replaced. Where I live, it has been difficult to find the part for a Mazda Tribute, but there is a Ford dealer that can order it for me. I would like to know if the 2005 Mazda Tribute and the 2005 Ford Escape share the same engine and if the EGR Valve ... Read More
Usually a 4x4 light comes on under two circumstances. 1. the 4WD system is on and engaged (working) or 2. malfunctioning or overheated. I see that your Escape is a 2005 which is the first year Ford changed over to their "smart 4WD system" which essentially turns on by itself whenever it senses loss of traction on the front wheels. This is actually the only reason (and the great rebate as ... Read More
So my problem started a few days ago. It has not been consistant so I am having a hard time getting it diagnosed. I am very stressed because I am a single mother and can't afford much. My car has alot of miles about 90,000. It is an automatic 2005 ford escape. I put my car in park and went to take the keys out. The keys would not come out ... Read More
In my case the "problem" had nothing to do with wheel bearings -- it was totally tire noise. As mentioned, I'd "rotated" tires just before I began noticing the noise. (I moved rear tires to front on same side ... and front to back on same side) After moving tires back to their original positions, the noise was gone. The tires have 70,000+ miles on them and haven't worn totally evenly ... Read More
Thanks, that is what I was suspecting...
Also, since you rotated your tires, the tires themselves may be making the noise trying to adapt to the new position since they may have been worn specifically to the previous position.
I've been told that if you hear a change when turning (while driving), then the problem is likely a wheel bearing. If it gets noisier when turning left (more load on right wheel) then it's the right wheel bearing. If noise turning right, then left wheel bearing. I'll be sure to post final results of my situation.
I'm having same problem with a 2001. Same mileage. I'm watching to see what happens with your car. I notice my noise changes when make turns on high way.
I haven't checked the metal dust shield...will do ASAP - - but I'd think it would make a racket / high-pitched squealing sound if rubbing the rotor. No such sound. The sound I hear is more of a low rumble that's speed dependent. Could be bearing(s) or tires (they're a hard rubber and have always been louder than my other vehicles). I will re-rotate the tires back to their original positions ... Read More
You mentioned replacing your front brake rotors...have you checked if the backing plate (metal dust shield bolted to the steering knuckle that sits behind the rotor) is not rubbing up against the rotors. Sometimes when replacing rotors one may accidentally pull this shield and since it is so flimsy it will bend a little just enough to make it contact the rotor. Try removing the wheels and push back the dust ... Read More
My 2005 Ford Escape with 94K miles has begun to make a constant rumbling noise. At first I thought tire noise because it began after putting on new front brake rotors and "rotating" rear tires to front (same side). Just after that I drove 1200 miles road trip and noise may have gotten slightly worse. Yeah, Escapes are ALWAYS noisy, but this rumble is new'ish. The noise is independent of engine ... Read More
Problem: 2005 Ford Escape 3.0L, V6 started having shifting issues, especially when shifting between 3rd and 4th gear...more like an stuttering motion, miss, or hesitation. The anti-theft lamp came on while registering a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) B1601. Problem became more pronounced when traveling long distances or when in heavy traffic. A few times when close to the final destination, the car would stall when coasting about 35mph at the moment ... Read More
Thank you for the info. I meant to post what ultimately fixed my "theft light and engine cut out," which continued to unpredictably happen, that I and others have wondered about here in this chat room. For my particular problem, it was this simple: I had all six plugs changed. Ford installed new 100 kmile platinums. The old ones made it to over 95,000 before konking out. Along with this, to ... Read More
I'm working on a 2005 Escape 3.0l one of the coil packs has been replaced but the miss returned, I was asked to look at it, the miss is on the #4 cylinder I have tested it with a known good coil and have no spark, I have power at the connector but no spark at all. I can unplug the connection and it does not change the miss, if I ... Read More
Precisely why I went with a 2004 Escape (back in 2004) instead of the 2005...that and the fact that I got a super killer deal. 2004 and older 4WD Escapes come with a similar system as the 2005 and up models which is FWD biased but will transfer traction to the rear wheels when slipage is detected. However, I am able to turn a switch on the dash and turn on ... Read More
Sure, what the heck: First, this doesn't have anything to with "stalling and hard to start". Has to do with what I, and hundreds of other people have said since 2007--backed up by Ford's very own TSB and DTC publications. It's a "hesitation accompanied by a Theft light...mostly at speed, but sometimes while simply pulling out of a parking space. And, second, this has nothing to do--at least in my case ... Read More
Up front, I will say that I have owned my 2005 Escape LTD for its entire life...and it's been a great vehicle. It's towed trailers, been there in the snow and ice of the Sierras, and I mean big snow and big ice...the kind that scares the hell out of you. (Even more than the LA freeway :-) It's taken my husband and I through the desert and all manner of ... Read More
I am having similar issues with my 2005 Ford Escape. I have about 130,000 km on it. Got my battery replaced for the first time last winter. However, since the summer, I have had to replace the same battery 3 times now. (All under warranty, so that is ok.) The current battery is less than 3 weeks old now and if the vehicle sits more than a day it wont start. ... Read More
Yeah...I own a 2001. The vehicles shifts involuntarily within 45-55 mph range. With cruise control on running constant mph the vehicle shifts from 1500 to 2000 rpm and back down and up continually. Ford told me initially it required a new trani. I had it checked out by a local trani shop and they said it was neither the trani or the torque converter. 2nd visit to ford they said torque ... Read More
Our Escape recently started to have a power blip while driving, it wants to stall, but doesn't. The first time it happened the "Theft" and the "Check Emissions System" light came on. Several days have gone by and it has happened twice again. Seems to be electrical? I ran the diagnostic "push SET to check systems" button and it came up okay. Then, while parked I ran it again and the ... Read More
Purchased used OEM 6 CD AM/FM radio - works great but CD slot will not open; receive error message stating full but nothing is in the CD. Was told there is a reset button but did not notice when installed. Can pull radio out of slot (relatively easy) if I knew where or if it is located on back of radio. Would appreciate suggestions or any experience.
My 2005 Escape 3.0L XLT without any previous problems recently started up fine after two weeks without use, then just quit and refused to start as battery was totally dead. After jump, start up was rough, engine check icon appeared on dash and when put in drive had little power. My local Ford dealer recommended tilt-lift to shop. Diagnostics showed multiple malfunctions related to plugs and coils and when the suspect ... Read More
I own a 2004 Ford Escape Limited. When my wife and I were shopping for her vehicle we test drove the CR-V as well from 2004. Its clear which SUV won. I also like the looks of the 2005-2007 Escape better then our 2001-2004 generation (front styling for the most part). The 2008 and up Escape is also nice but it "looks" a little bit less rugged and more gussied up ... Read More
By "bones" I take it you are referring to chassis. I have owned both and I agree that the Escape feels more substantial and much heavier..think solid. Perhaps the "heavier" feel hinders its handling because my wife's 2004 Limited feels lethargic when it comes to handling...not very nimble at least in comparison with the CR-V. The CR-V also is not very keen on the handling avenue but a bit better then ... Read More
Howdy, seems like my escape is in second all the time when first pull out. slow to start with then seems ok. its like to shift into high gear going up hill slow. have to give alot of gas to get it to down shift.Now it will go in to first if i shift it myself but still slow take off at first then it will pick up speed, it has ... Read More
I have a 2005 Ford Escape - 4 cylinder and I live in Eastern Washington - if you have been following the news for the last 2 winters - you know that we got nailed with snow. My Escape got me everywhere I went and back home. I have all Season Tires (the better kind) and they are siped! Other then that I did nothing to it. I got high centered ... Read More
I have a 2005 Ford Escape - it got broken into last week! I got it fixed and now had a alarm installed on it. Now the Parking Lights don't work - the shop that installed the Alarm said they can not find the problem - all the fuses are good. Blinkers work - just no Parking Lights. Any idea's - just spend a lot of money and I really don't ... Read More
mickmoss, I hate to tell you this but my '01 Escape with a 3.0 was having the same exact issues, no power, bad idle wouldn't go uphill hardly at all. I changed cylinders 5 and 6 injectors (as the computer said) changed O2 sensors changed IAC changed plugs and wires. Which It may have needed all of that, but, it turned out to be the catalytic converters. Notice the plural on ... Read More
I too have a 2005 Ford Escape Limited which experiences the same problem of no power. It will slowly ramp up to full speed. Did you ever get an answer to what causes it?
Yesterday, with ~65K on the odometer, the transmission on my 2005 Ford Escape blew up. The dealer says there's lots of broken pieces of metal in the pan and they're recommending a complete replacement. Very little to complain about with the Ford Escape. I bought it new and liked it very much from day one. I was just thinking recently how nicely it was riding. I had all services performed by ... Read More
WOW! are you in California? I have been to three different ones in So Cal and all three told me the same thing..."we don't lend them out anymore, but you can buy one starting at $59.99"
No. There is a special module that goes under the hood. it comes in a kit. And yes it will hurt your computer if you tap directly into your wiring. Have an 05 Escape and I had the same problem. Hitch $100, wiring kit $250 and a days labor to put it in. i had to down load the instructions from Ford, It looks to be a big job. FD
I work for autozone and we still lend the scan(DTC) tool
Autozone USED to lend you the diagnostic tool to pull the DTC (code). However, the laws have changed since April 1st and they are no longer allowed to do this. You will have to buy the diagnostic tool or know of someone that has one and can lend it to you. Good Luck!
I don't know a lot about mechanics, however I do know that some of the auto parts stores (like Auto Zone) have the diagnostic computer reader and will plug it into the auto computer system and tell you what the problem is without charge. That way you can assess the immediate need of the auto. Hope this helps, and hope you get back to work soon.
Our Ford Escape decided to light up the ABS brake light. We are unsure of the problem. Should pulling the wheels and checking the brakes be the first thing we do. I am laid off and do not have acess to a diagnostic tool.
I have A-plan since my brother works for ford. Dealer give me MSRP-Aplan_incentive. I am not sure whether I can ask Invoice-Aplan-incentive , but dealer told me MSRP-Aplan is the price he get the car from ford. Actually MSRP-Aplan is 400 less than invoice, but I do not believe dealer get the car from Ford with 400$ less than invoice. I first 2005 ford escape (bought as new) was purchased with ... Read More
1 General rule for all cars... Inspect all fuses and relays associated with the problem. key thing is a good idea... or bad solenoid/starter.
Try another key--might have dropped it's code.
Battery and lights OK. Truck will not turn over in park or neutral. Not even a clicking sound from the starter. Lights do not dim when key is engaged.
I PURCHASED 2005 LIMITED FORD ESCAPE . AND I HAVE PROBLEMS WITH IT SINCE AT FIRST I FELT LIKE THERE WAS NO POWER AND IT WAS GOING TO STALL OUT & THERE IS SOME LOUD SOUND LIKE IT COLD BUTS ITS NOT PLEASE I JUST WANT TO KNOW IF ANY ONE HAVE EXPERIENCED .