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2008 Ford Escape Hybrid Stop Safely Now - P1A0C

The first attempt at fixing the sudden shutdown issue was to replace the Electric Motor Cooling Pump. Since it was a recall the dealer replaced it for free. The picture pump above is the "out the ...
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How can I be sure that a rod knock is actually a rod knocking?

When you start the engine and you hear the sound, does it sound better after the vehicle is warmed up? A rod knock will only sound worse (louder) as the engine heats up. It will not go away as the ...
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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

Considering you have torque to yield (T2Y) bolts, once torqued through the angle sequence, you're done. If you remove the bolts, you have to start over with new bolts. T2Y bolts are one and done, ...
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Steering wheel vibrations at highway speeds

Tires, or a front wheel has thrown a balancing weight would be my first assumption. Examine both front tires for uneven wear, "cupping" (scalloped depressions where tread gets shallow in evenly ...
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Battery light flickering

A bad alternator or battery is by far worse case scenario. When troubleshooting you should always start with the easiest and/or cheapest solution. These are more than often the culprits anyways, so ...
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Can you clean the idle air control on a 2002 Ford Escape

Yes you can clean it out, but as always, there are some things to be aware of in the process. Use carb cleaner, not gasoline. Do this not only because it will work better, but for safety reasons as ...
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2002 Ford Escape: Flushed system, new compressor, topped off with oil and coolant, still not blowing cold air

Vacuuming the system isn't a "do if you want to" ... it is a must do if you want the system to work. There are two reasons to vacuum the system before entering refrigerant. First, it gets ...
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Can you retighten timing chain cover without redoing RTV?

As long as you are not breaking the two pieces apart (completely removing the cover), you should have no issue doing what you want to do. I'm assuming the RTV which is there is fully cured? If so, you ...
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How can I be sure that a rod knock is actually a rod knocking?

Sometimes it is hard to tell the difference between a rod knock, wrist pin or piston slap in the early stages even when using a mechanics stethoscope. A main knock is a deeper sound that is more ...
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Can low tire pressure cause the ABS warning light to come on?

The ABS and traction will detect that the rotational velocity on all tires do not match the expected. A low tire changes the effective radius of the tire, and therefore the rotational velocity will ...
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Why won't my car start?

In my experience with automotive electrical, it can be very tricky to figure out, but the first most important thing is ensuring that you have a fully charged, functioning, battery. There are a great ...
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How to tell if rear coil springs need to be replaced on Ford Escape 2004?

The springs will rarely if ever go bad, so should last the lifetime of the car. There are only two things which really affect the longevity of springs. First is if the shock goes so bad, there's no ...
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Need help prioritizing

I'd replace cracked hoses first, then repaired the master cylinder. Control arm and ball joints are also important, but if you drive smoothly around corners and are not planning a long journey it can ...
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Where is the ambient air temp sensor located on 2019 Ford Escape?

So it turns out the ambient temperature sensor is mounted near the bottom of the lower grill opening, on the drivers side of the vehicle. And here is a close up... But wait, there is more.. How do ...
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Is this what a bad blower motor sounds like on a 2014 Ford Escape?

It's clearly related to the blower but to me it doesn't sound like a bad motor; it sounds like an unbalanced blower wheel. Bad motors that I've heard sound more screechy and whiny. You may have a ...
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How to fix B10A2 error code for Ford Escape 2013?

The B10A2 code is a general signal fault code. The Body Control Module receives a 5v signal from the Restraints Control Module. To be honest this falls into the area of needing a scantool and having ...
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2012 Ford Escape negative cable removal

If the bolt looks something like these photos: Then all you probably need to do is to tap gently on the top of the bolt (leave the nut on, but loosened, to protect the threads). A tap or two should ...
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2012 Ford Escape negative cable removal

If this is what your battery clamp looks like: Take the nut off from (in the image) right side. Then take the small piece under the nut off. The bar which goes through there should now be loose. Take ...
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2004 Ford Escape Battery Light

It sounds like you are dealing with two distinct problems. Firstly, the behavior you describe about the battery light coming on occasionally and the power steering going off would point at the ...
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2008 Ford Escape hybrid brake and computer problem

Sounds like an incorrect diagnosis to me. Why would worn-out rear calipers, pads and rotors turn on the ABS light? The failure mode of these components should mean that you notice the problem even ...
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What kind of transmission fluid do I put in my 2012 Ford Escape?

According to page 325 of the Owner's Manual, it uses Mercon LV ATF or equivalent. I know this to be true because I have an Escape also.
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Turn Signal Malfunction [2010 Ford Escape Hybrid]

After trying to solve this problem for months with my local mechanic, I had my dealer replace the Smart Junction Box, it’s been a week and my turn signals are back to normal. Total cost after tax was ~...
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2008 Ford Escape takes longer to shift into 3rd or 4th gear? Then high rpm at 100km/hr

I agree with those in comments on the maintenance points. However, have you checked that you haven't accidentally engaged/disengaged overdrive? Toggling overdrive will change how the transmission acts ...
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2012 Ford Escape tailgate doesn't open

The problem is the latch actuator broke and needs to be replaced. The replacement part number is 9L8Z-7843150-B. I found genuine parts on Amazon for ~$100 or a generic part on Ebay for ~$50. This part ...
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Oil pressure light and vehicle idle

WARNING: Using it in this condition could cause server internal damage to the engine, cause complete engine failure and/or strand you somewhere. Anytime the oil pressure light comes on, it means the ...
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Very high RPMs when in neutral and moving - Manual transmission

Im going to bet that you did not replace the IAC with a new Motorcraft brand. There is a large batch of aftermarket ones that are causing the exact symptoms you describe. You were probably correct ...
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2003 Ford Escape Manual transmission diagnostic

Figured it out, CV Joint went out...
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2012 Ford Escape with Flex Fuel capabilities

In a word: Absolutely. There's no reason not to be able to use full fledged petrol. In order to be flex fuel capable, it has to know how much ethanol is in the system and adjust accordingly. It will ...
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Do you have to remove the heads to replace the lash adjuster on a 2002 Ford Escape?

If it is a V6 engine No you do not, If the 4 cylinder uses the same type of cam-follower arrangement it is basically the same procedure as outlined here for the V6. The tool for the follower may be ...
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FORD ESCAPE 03 V6 - Oil Light Blinking

It's important at this point to determine if you really have an oil pressure problem or not. You really cannot do this with an oil sensor since that simply gives a YES/NO answer. The next thing you ...
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