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Just got tune up now water wont stay in reservoir and its hesistant...
Hello, and thank you for writing in. If the coolant in the overflow tank is being removed from the tank, then the cooling system is leaking. The smoke you are seeing is likely white and caused from the coolant either...
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Aux button on my radio
If the vehicle is equipped with an aux jack, it would be located in the center console bin, on the bottom towards the front. Later models have the jack located just in front of the shifter on the lower dash...
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I have an issue with my car, any time I turn the wheel it makes a lot of noise 2007 Ford Escape
Hi there - it sounds like the serpentine belt (aka accessory belt) problem. The serpentine belt drives both the alternator and the power steering pump, so when you turn the steering wheel, the belt is loaded pretty hard. The belt...
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Alternator bad? 2002 Ford Escape
Hello - something is not right with your alternator. Unless the serpentine belt is loose (worn belt or loose tensioner) and slipping, the voltage regulator should keep the alternator charging at 14.5 volts or higher as the engine revs. It...
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How do I silence the beep when I lock my car?
Hi there. I think your best bet is going to be calling your local Ford Dealership's service department. They likely can email you the steps for completing this process on your own - if it is an option on this...
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Shakes when stopped
Shaking or vibration may be caused by many different things such as faulty spark plugs, poor fuel pressure or misfires. Other things such as a faulty idle air control valve may cause the engine idle to drop below the normal...
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Emissions light came on after repair.
If the emissions light was not on before and is now illuminated immediately after the repair, there is a good chance something was left unplugged or loose. it is not unlikely to have a new concern pop up after completing...
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Steering pump issue 2006 Ford Escape
Hi there - there are a couple of possibilities for this "hard steering" behavior. It is possible that there is still air in the system, although having driven it some, with many left/right turns, that should be a non-issue. A...
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Hello. I have a 2001 Ford escape XLT 3.0. It has been sitting for almost 4 years with the thought of having a blown head gasket.
Check the crankshaft position sensor and see if its not working properly or if the harness is broken. If the sensor is working fine, then check the ignition coils and see if there is an voltage to the primary circuit....
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The front passenger door will not unlock or open. How can I fix this? What part do I need? 2002 Ford Escape
Hi there - this sounds like the door lock actuator has failed. This a common failure over the years, especially with high-use doors like the front ones. I recommend a car door lock actuator replacement performed by a mobile, professional...
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2004 Ford Escape CD4E trans sometimes it engages into Drive, sometime not 2004 Ford Escape
Hi there - your symptoms are indicative of the direct drive/forward clutch drum failure - a fairly common problem with this transmission (CD4E). For further diagnostic assistance, I recommend a transmission inspection performed by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as...
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Does my transmission fluid need to be changed?
The color of used transmission fluid is not particularly relevant in judging the remaining life of the fluid. If the fluid is visibly contaminated with particulate matter and/or the fluid has a burnt odor, as a consequence of overheating, those...
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does not move in drive or reverse grinds into park
Hi there. Honestly, this type of issue is rather common with Ford Escape and Fusion's alike. In some cases it's due to a damaged input shaft or damage within the transaxle (as the mechanic is suggesting). When you hear grinding,...
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Turn off theft lock Ford Escape 2001
If you still have one of the old programed keys from the other steering column all you have to do is hold it near the ignition when you turn on the key to see if it starts this way. If...
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My car goes from 1st to 3rd gear. I have to hit 3000 rpm for it to shift to third from fist gear. Its a 2008 ford escape 115500 mi
Hi there. Either the downshift solenoid is sticking on and not allowing the gear to shift into second or the overdrive band is slipping causing the gear to not grab. There could also be the solenoids SSA and SSC not...
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Need a replacement transmission?
Hi there. In short, it is highly unlikely that you need a new transmission. The OBD-II trouble codes you listed tend to indicate that the transmission is experiencing difficulty shifting to those gears due to low transmission fluid or the...
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Fuel Pump
Hi There, This can and will damage the fuel pump permanently, in some cases even the first time this happens. Although, it may be possible for it to happen once or twice without causing permanent damage to the pump. As...
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Starter noise
Hi There, It sounds like the starter may not be properly aligned resulting in the starter gear not properly aligning with the flywheel when you turn the key. As you know, when you turn the key and the starter solenoid...
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Auto locking seatbelts
Hi there. Unfortunately, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has established laws against tampering with seat belts or other safety devices. That means that this lock function can't be modified.

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