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  • My 2001 3.0L V6 Ford Escape Shake while in idle and while accelerating at about 45 - 55 mph. Sometimes I can speed up or slow down and it would stop. I only have this car to drive to college can you please help me ?
  • bigw4bigw4 Posts: 1
    Can you email me a pic or give me a detailed description of where this bolt is in the escape please. Thanks
  • tomchitomchi Posts: 9
    Frequently fails to start. Engine cranks but acts overchoked or vapor locked. IAC valve replaced twice, once because new part defective. Changed to different gas. No luck. Fuel pump OK. Only consistent fix is to remove gas cap, poke the vapor shutter to let in air, then start car.
  • I was driving and the radio shut off , It felt like the ac kicked in harder so i shut the ac off and radio came back on , Turned ac on radio shut off. So I parked , Before I shut off the vehicle the ac was barely blowing radio would not turn on. So I shut it off, When I try to start at all I get is a constant clicking, as if the battery was dead. But I have only had this escape 3 days, I have had no problems at all, this just all the sudden happened.
  • tomchitomchi Posts: 9
    edited August 2012
    Mechanic disconnected evaporative emissions canister. Apparently valve is stuck. Car starts and runs just fine now, but CHECK ENGINE light is always on. This is to be expected. The canister will have to be repaired/replaced
  • tomchitomchi Posts: 9
    Car stalls after canister disconnected. Back to the same old same old. Remove gas cap, car starts. Drive with gas cap dangling in the breeze. What next?
  • lorim2lorim2 Posts: 1
    Hi could anyone provide me with instructions to change the switch for the moonroof on my 2002 Ford Escape?
  • Ford dealer did thorough analysis of problem and concluded fuel pump ng. Replacement pump extremely expensive but for the moment the car starts immediately. What next?
  • That seemed to fix my Escape problems. Unfortunatley it was expensive but it's still cheaper than a new car payment.
  • My 2007 Ford Escape dies while in Drive when I come to a complete stop, starts up fine but have to give it gas while putting car into drive so it wont die again. Ive been putting the car in neutral while at lights and stop signs to avoid the car from dying. help please!~!
  • I have a 2003 Ford Escape Limited 4 cylinder. I only have 43,272 miles. The car has been very good to me, until this summer. I would start my, car drive to my destination (could be a long drive or just to the supermarket), park and then return to restart my car and it would not start. I would have to wait about 1/2 hour give or take and then it would start. It began happening all the time. I brought it to Ford and they had the vehicle there for 4 days, they finally said it was the Fuel Relay Switch that needed to be replaced. Got the car back and all seemed fine until I went on a road trip (2 1/2 hour drive). Going to my destination, I did not encounter any problems, it was on my return to home that I encountered problems, stopped at a rest stop and went in to get a bite to eat came out to start my car and it just would not start. This time it took 2 hours before the car would start, got home and pulled into driveway turned off engine and tried to start and it did the same thing. Next morning the car started.

    Went back to Ford, they have had my car now for 4 days, and finally after I called for an update, the Service Manager is now telling me it is the Fuel Pump and it needs to be replaced. Expensive and considering that I only have 43,000 miles (most of it highway miles) I cannot believe it is the fuel pump. Any other suggestions would be helpful. :confuse:
  • Most likely is the fuel pump. Had mine replaced in May and haven't had any trouble since. Good luck.
  • tomchitomchi Posts: 9
    Yep. Fuel pump. Consider the $900 well spent if it gets you going again. It was the most expensive fuel pump I have ever purchased
  • msfitsmsfits Posts: 5
    We had something similar to this happening with our 2011. Ended up having the throttle body replaced last week and it is ok now. It was going to now power, like an idle, while driving, but all functions, i.e. radio, a/c, etc. still working. Husband would coast over to side of road and restart car and it would be fine.
  • Any suggestions. Just got into an accident, totaled the car. It was a stuck throttle :( I called Ford on recall, can anyone help with suggestions.
  • roller4roller4 Posts: 3
    edited October 2012
    ... as a maintenance item?

    New owner of a 2009 Escape Limited AWD 2.5 4 cyl. I've had this vehicle for the last 7 months and it now has 55,000 miles. Just love it, but replacing an intake gasket as a maintenance item is a new one on me. Dealer wants an hour's labor which in my area is $90. What's the deal with that?
  • bdymentbdyment Posts: 571
    Check your service schedule in the owner's manual. I doubt if it is listed. Maybe your dealer is saving up to buy a new boat.
  • tomchitomchi Posts: 9
    Did the accident occur after the throttle cable recall repairs?
  • Never received the notice, verified with ford my car was under recall. Looking for expert advice on pursuing recovering of damages. I thought the insurance company would help out, covering cost of car, no other damages.
  • nvbankernvbanker Posts: 7,285
    Was it the alternator?
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