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Could be you. I've heard from several sources that when installing light bulbs you should not touch the glass at all. When you touch the glass, any dirt/grease from your fingers will end up on the glass and will cause the bulb to run hotter than usual. This might cause premature failure. Don't know how much of this is accurate or even if it's true but ...


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Have you tried putting a multimeter across the battery terminals? The battery light simply means that the battery is not charging, which usually means the alternator is not giving enough charge. On a car of that age, it is likely that the alternator is coming to the end of its life, as they can often only last around 8 years before needing ...


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Check you power lines voltage at range of revs, it could be that your voltage stabilizer is malfunctioning and given higher voltage than it should. I had similar case with my Skoda, the lights (cockpit, headlights and everything else) would glow lighter the more revs motor did. It was noticeable to the eye at night. Lightbulbs are sensitive to voltage and ...


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If you have water in the headlight housing, or getting into the connectors, this will cause the bulbs to fail prematurely. Also, if the headlights are not mounted securely the bulbs may be subject to more vibration than normal, shortening their life.


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Like the previous poster said this is most likely an issue with your alternator. I'm not sure where the alternator is located on your car but in many cars they are very easy to get to and it's just a matter of loosening a few bolts and releasing the belt tension to get them out. If you are comfortable doing this, you can take both your battery and ...


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What you have is the very same issue many Ford Escape owner's have: A leaking timing chain cover. My 2003 V6 is in the same boat. This is a small and somewhat annoying leak due to the fact it drips onto the exhaust and causes that oil burning smell and sometimes visible smoke coming from the right front side of the car. What I hate the most is shutting of ...


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Somewhere there will be a Ford spec for how much oil the engine is allowed to consume between oil changes. I wouldn't be surprised if it's shockingly high. Check your owner's manual for starters. If the oil level as measured by the dipstick never gets lower than the low end of the 'acceptable' range between oil changes, it's probably OK to leave it alone. ...


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My 2002 Ford Escape 'eats' drivers side bulbs. Turns out the connector to the bulb is making poor contact. When the bulb 'burns out', odds are if I wiggle the connector, it starts working again. That means its a bad connector. Eventually, I'll replace it. But I do recommend electrical contact lubricant to keep the next one from corroding. -Mike


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check the e-brake, could need adjustment. How is the brake peddle? Is it soft? Is the noise only occurring when pressed hard or when braking soft as well ?


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I have been searching the internet for a day. Had to replaced the alternator on my 2002 escape after it died on the highway. THEN, the battery light kept coming on. Read the first post on this thread.... ITS NOT A BATTERY LIGHT, rather the low coolant light. If its a little box with flame-looking things, it's the low coolant light. hope this helps someone!


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The battery light on my 2001 escape iraticaly turns on, first noticed this about 4 months back. I intended to replace the alternator, but the car never had an issue starting or running. so I connected a meter to the aux power plug and watched the meter when the light was on. whehter the light was on or off the meter read between 13.5 and 14 volts. it varied ...



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