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The Ford Escape is a compact crossover vehicle sold by Ford since 2000 over three generations.

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Is this what a bad blower motor sounds like on a 2014 Ford Escape?

I have a 2014 Escape and the blower sounds like the video below. https://photos.app.goo.gl/MCN2MmGPNyair5Rb9 If you don't watch the video, it sounds a little like a 2-stroke motor in the dash and the ...
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Brakes lurching

When braking from higher speeds my Ford Escape rumbles and vibrates excessively, at slower speeds it's a bit lurchy but fine if I'm very very gentle with the pedal. Thanks for anything you could help ...
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IDK what i did but i was fixing the timing chain on a 08 Ford escape 3.0 liter i went to crank it by hand it moves maybe 180°

Are you supposed do loosen the camshaft bolts? How are the a sprockets supposed to be set?
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Why after I change my spark plugs and coils and when I looked had gas on one spark plug

I have a 2006 Ford escape I changed the spark plugs and I changed the coils but it still has a very rough idle and it sounds as if it could be a problem I pulled one of my plugs out and it had gas on ...
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What are these filters getting clogged with plant material underneath the hood?

While I was checking the coolant level for my 2017 Ford Escape I noticed that these filters highlighted in green below were clogged with plant material. The owner's manual does not mention these ...
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Having electrical issues after driving/engine running for 25-30 minutes

So, as title says, after half hour roughly, my dashboard and alerts start turning on and off. There's also a constant pulsing in my lights and heat blower after starting the engine. There's a load ...
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2011 Ford Escape has an oil leak

A 2011 Ford Escape with about 150K miles on it is leaking about one quart of oil every other week. The owner of the car plans to replace it next year. However, with the oil leak she has concerns that ...
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Coolant leak in my 2013 Ford escape

Coolant leak is coming from the torque mount thats connected to the transmission mount. I took the covering off the back to look down at the hoses, could not see a leak.
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How to know if the odometer in the car is fake or has been reset/reversed?

I am about to buy a car 2013 Ford Escape in Canada The car is 10 years old but its odometer shows 48,000 KM = 30,000 Miles does this sound right? I am thinking that the odometer might have been ...
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No low beams on 2014 Ford Escape

2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0L Both low beams went out at once. They went out while driving. Turning the car off and on again fixed it once. Then it happened again and they are out for good. I ...
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Where is the ambient air temp sensor located on 2019 Ford Escape?

Doing some work on car in preparation for smog test. Check engine lamp for Ambient Temp Sensor. Normally these are located within the grill opening, in front of radiator / condenser. I'm just not ...
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A.C. compressor doesn't turn on

2011 Ford Escape 3.0 FWD. System has charge, no leaks, new expansion valve. Compressor fuse was removed. When turning on the AC. The fan did not kick on and compressor did not activate. Both fans ...
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Replacing driver door wiring harness 2012 Ford Escape

I'm trying to replace the driver's door wiring harness on my 2012 Ford Escape, and I can't seem to get the main connector (at the hinge) disconnected. Is there a trick to disconnecting this? Do I ...
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Can a worn subframe bushing cause vibration at idle?

Apparently there are four mounts on my car. Is the one I'm referring to in this question. I know is good. Seems to be in good condition. All the bolts are tight. But last time I checked wasn't ...
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Can you retighten timing chain cover without redoing RTV?

I'm working on the timing chain cover for my 2002 Ford Escape.. Here is the bolt pattern (each goes to 18 ft lbs). I will refer to each bolt by its position in the bolt pattern. I need to take off ...
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Is it okay for a hydraulic chain tensioner to clack? - Video

2002 Ford Escape V6 400,000 miles This video should explain what I'm trying to say. In the video the chain tensioners are in the top left and top center of the screen and you can really see what I'm ...
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How many times can you go through a torque sequence when installing heads? I'm worried I messed up and should try again but don't wanna make it worse

2002 Ford Escape Cylinders 123 456 Rear Bolt Order (see picture below) 8426 7135 Front Bolt Order 7135 8426 Torque Sequence 1 30 ft lb 2 tighten 90 deg 3 loosen 360 deg 4 30 ft lb 5 turn 90 deg 6 turn ...
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What type of valve spring compressor tool do you use in a 2002 Ford Escape?

It'd be awesome if the engine had a name because I know other makes and models use the same engine. Anyhow I know OEMTOOLS 27040 doesn't fit because I tried it already. I was thinking of trying ARES ...
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Didn't have crankshaft in right position when I pulled the heads off. Can this situation by recovered from?

I was following these instructions: and I got a little confused because I couldn't tell how to check whether the timing marks were in the right position. I since figured out how to do that but the ...
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How close does a timing chain have to be?

I'm following a Haynes manual for my 2002 Ford Escape. It says to remove the timing chain by turning the crankshaft until the keyway is at 11. There are no markings near the crankshaft to let you ...
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2003 Ford Escape charging issue

So I’ve had alternator issues in the past in my 2003 Ford Escape. Just the other day my battery light came on, I took out the alternator and the battery and my alternator failed a bench test, so I ...
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2002 Ford Escape Alternator Removal. Haynes says you can just remove it from the bottom but I know you cant?

I've taken out the alternator on this car twice. Both times I tied a rope to it and pulled it out from the top (damaging the wiring harness and probably some other stuff in the process). A mechanic ...
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What could cause premature failure of a brand new alternator on my 2007 Ford Escape?

The (I believe original) alternator on my 2007 Ford Escape failed last month and was replaced with an alternator from FVP. The battery was tested and seemingly passed muster. Now, three weeks later, ...
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02 Escape still sucking air after new upper and lower air intake gaskets

I can hear it. Plus acceleration is slow and the EGR keeps going off. I have replaced the EGR with a junkyard one and it didn't fix the problem so I want to fix the vacuum leak before I spend money on ...
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Does 2002 Ford Escape have a fuel pressure sensor?

I've watched some videos and on their engines the fuel pressure sensor is at the end of the fuel rail close to the coolant reservoir and AC ports. My engine looks identical but I have no sensor there. ...
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Clicking sound after changing struts. 2008 Ford Escape hybrid

I have a 2008 Ford Escape hybrid. I recently changed out my old struts for brand new ones. After the new ones were installed, I hear a clicking sound when I accelerate and when I brake. There will be ...
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2002 Ford Escape: Flushed system, new compressor, topped off with oil and coolant, still not blowing cold air

It kind of worked last year but barely. Yesterday I flushed the system by Flushing AC cleaning solvent from the high end out the low end. I did not disconnect the hose but instead pushed the pin in ...
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Symptoms of bad camber?

My car's steering is unpredictable at times. It often happens when going over a bump or turning or on a road with a lot of droops in it. For just a split second the steering will go in a direction I ...
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Spark plug fell into cylinder and I can't get out

This is a on a 2016 1.6L Ford Escape. In picture 1 you can see the spark plug in trouble - it is too deep for some reason, we got the old one out but when we put in the new one, it fell too deep. The ...
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FORD ESCAPE 03 V6 - Oil Light Blinking

Have a 2003 Escape, oil light started to come in when going down hill in the underground car park where i live but has now started to come on more frequently when braking and today when i pulled up it ...
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My Dead Escape! [duplicate]

I have a 2001 Ford Escape that has been sitting for a year & about 8mos. I took the dead battery out of it & still need to get a new battery. I also have to get at least 2 tires. What else ...
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2013 Ford Escape SEL 2ltr Turbo AWD heavy vibration under load

109K miles. Car started shaking on the hwy under load. Climbing any incline with my foot on the gas. We took it to an independent shop and the diagnosis was struts, shocks, and new tires. We ...
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Do you have to remove the heads to replace the lash adjuster on a 2002 Ford Escape?

Hello I guess I'm replacing a lash adjuster today. Before I start I'd like to get a better idea of what I'm getting myself into. I know that you're supposed to replace all of them at once and that you ...
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02 Ford Escape valve ticks on first start in the morning

It's only on the first start. If I leave it running after the first start it will take for a while. Possibly forever I'm not sure. What I've been doing is turning it off after a second or two and then ...
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Can you clean the idle air control on a 2002 Ford Escape

It looks like this. There are two reasons I suspect the idle air control might be faulty. When you start the engine the RPMs shoot straight up to 4000 for a second or two before going down to ...
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2011 ford escape

I lost power steering while driving this morning. It has an electronic power steering system and there is a sensor recall for some vehicles, but not my vin. There is no dash warning light on at all ...
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Auto-Start Stop Question On 2017 Ford Escape

I have been having tranny issues on my 2017 Ford Escape. Got the transmission replaced got the vehicle back today and now the auto-start stop light is on the dash but it has a white line through it ...
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2012 Ford Escape Brake Grinding/Crunch Noise

I have a 2012 Ford Escape that is a front wheel drive, which recently started to make a grinding sound when braking. The brakes are brand new, less than 10,000km. My brakes used to make a horrible ...
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2012 Ford Escape A/C blowing hot and lowest blower speed not working

My A/C started blowing hot air intermittently the other day. Of course, the day I take it in to the mechanic it starts to work like normal. My mechanic said there were no issues he could find except ...
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2014 Ford Escape - High engine temperature on start

It was a hot day today - around 90f, and the car was parked outside. As we were getting ready to leave, I did the remote start. We get in the car about 5 minutes later. Right As I’m about to start the ...
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Loud thumping sound coming from dash when turning key

I have a 2010 Ford escape and just noticed this morning that when I turn the key, there is a loud thumping noise coming from the dash. It only thumps about 4 times then is done. It doesn't do it when ...
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2012 Ford Escape with Flex Fuel capabilities

Can Regular gas (not containing ethanol) be used in a 2012 Ford Escape with Flex Fuel capabilities?
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Mechanic says rear differential is shot

Mechanic is saying rear differential is shot and needs replacing. Car hasn't been making any noises, actually only took it in to look at a leak in coolant reservoir. Wouldn't there be lots of ...
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2003 Ford Escape Manual transmission diagnostic

Suddenly this morning something happened with my transmission. I was driving out of the driveway when suddenly it seems like the clutch is stuck open. I can shift in and out of gears while the motor ...
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Need help prioritizing

So I just recently bought a used 2002 Ford Escape and took it into a Firestone to get a list of repairs and maintenance and I need help prioritizing because I'm on a very tight budget. They said ...
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2005 Ford Escape (Hybrid) Hood Ajar alarm triggered when left blinker is on

I seem to be having an electrical issue with my 2005 Ford Escape Hybrid. Whenever using the left blinker, the Hood Ajar alarm goes off and continues beeping until the blinker is turned off. It does ...
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2014 Ford Escape vibrates when the gas is on but only after 20min of driving (Video)

My brother is having this issue with his car. After about 20 minutes of driving at highway speeds, the car starts vibrating when the gas is on, but goes away when the gas if off. He took it to the ...
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I have an 08 Ford Escape, limited 4x4

Sat. Had tune up. Sun. Check engine light cam on. Shop said clamp came off. Monday going 40 mph the rpms went to 3.5. Normally at 50 mph the rpms at 1.5. I would like to know what's going on?
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Automatic Transmission Fluids

Are Motorcraft MERCON, R circled, V and Valvoline DEX/MERC, For vehicles requiring DEXRON/MERCON compatible for my 2007 Ford Escape?
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Very high RPMs when in neutral and moving - Manual transmission

I have a 2003 Ford Escape, 2.0L, manual transmission. I am experiencing a very strange issue. If I am driving (moving), and shift into neutral, the RPMs will rise up to 3500 about, and stay there ...
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