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The absence of a clicking sound indicates that the starter relay isn't energizing the starter circuit. Here are two possible culprits: Starter relay. It could well be that the solenoid inside relay is sticking, preventing the switch on the starter side from closing and turning the engine over. This would explain why you do not hear the starter relay ...
I also have a 2014 Escape, and the reason for this is actually explained in the owners manual. The section under "Recirculated air", on. p.104, says the following: Note: Recirculated air may turn off automatically (or be prevented from turning on) in all airflow modes except MAX A/C to reduce risk of fogging. Recirculated air may also turn on and off ...
I spoke with a Ford dealership service technician and he said the most likely cause of this behavior was that the clutches were going out in the transmission. The recommended fix was a new transmission, or as I decided for a 2002 car with over 200k miles, a new car. On a side note, they said it shouldn't harm the transmission to continue to drive it like a ...
There are a few things it could be. Dirt in the brake drums (if its not rear disc) Pads or shoes have been damaged or become worn Hardware has come loose and is getting caught as you are braking Rusted drums or discs You should get this check out right away before it causes expensive damage or you loose braking ability all together.
The easiest although not the cheapest method is to call a tow truck. They do lockout calls quite often. The method needed to open the hood without the cable varies. It may require bumper and grill removal. As @Larry has suggested call a tow service or find a 15 year old delinquent/hoodlum who will have the door open in less than a minute.
Easiest thing to do is call a locksmith, or towing company, even some cab companies are doing this now. They have a kit that will let them unlock the door. It runs about $40 here, call and ask for prices because it can vary wildly. Opening the hood is possible, if you can get to the release cable but it's very difficult on most cars. Finding a wire to put ...
I'd definitely suggest your alternator is bad. As was suggested in the comments, you can check the alternator itself at the battery. What you'd be looking for in this case is what the voltage is doing. Put the multimeter leads on the battery while it's running to check the voltage. If the alternator is bad, you'll see the voltage slowly tick down. If this ...
The check engine lights need to be read and cleared if you haven't done it already. This can only be done with an OBD-II scanner. If you don't have one, take it to an Autozone or the like. They can do it for you and will usually do so for free.
Have you checked the fuel filler pipes? These can sometimes rot or perish and cause vapours to escape. The same can also happen with the fuel tank ventilator pipes, which allow air in to the tank as the fuel level drops.
The source of smells (not unlike rattles & squeaks) are deceptive.Check all components of fuel delivery system for leaks
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