MY FORD ESCAPE FIRST STARTED HAVING ISSUES ABOUT...
2001 Ford Escape
December, 8, 2012 AT 5:12 PM
My ford escape first started having issues about 5-6 years ago. Acceleration would get stuck and I would have to put in neutral and then step on the gas and it would return to normal. Then when winter got here that year it started running rough when I started it up. It would keep dying if I did not give it gas, but once it warmed up, the issue disappeared. I took it in and the computer showed no issues. I got a tune up just in case it was something easy. Still having problems. It has been put on the computer over a dozen times and it never shows a problem. It is now doing the rough start in warm weather. I really need to get the problem fixed, but no one will work on it without a computer code and I don't know where to begin on my own.
NOT LONG AGO WE GOT A RECALL NOTICE ON THE CRUISE CONTROL HANGING UP (WHICH IS SORTA THROTTLE RELATED)
SOMETHING TO DO WITH THE CONNECTOR GRABBING ON THE SHROUD---THIS WAS SORTA A "TWO PART" RECALL, AS THE 1ST GO 'ROUND THEY WOULD JUST "DISCONNECT" THE LINKAGE---THE 2ND GO 'ROUND (WHEN THE PARTS WERE AVAILABLE) THEY WOULD "UPDATE" THE CABLE/ ETC SO THAT IT WOULD BE COMPLETELY FIXED
WE'VE NEVER EXPERIENCED THE PROBLEM (NOT THAT IT MIGHT NOT HAPPEN) I OPTED TO LEAVE IT AS IS, SINCE WE USE "CRUISE" QUITE A BITI WOULD WAIT TILL THE PARTS CAME IN (THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO LET ME KNOW?)----THEN HAVE IT DONE 100% WITH JUST ONE VISIT, INSTEAD OF TWO DAYS WITHOUT IT
I DID SIGN A PAPER SAYING I DID NOT WANT IT DISCONNECTED IN ROUND ONEKINDA A WAIVER SHOULD SOMETHING GO WRONG BEFORE I BROUGHT IT BACK FOR THE ACTUAL FIX
YOU MIGHT CHECK WITH THE DEALER ABOUT THAT POSSIBILITY
AS FOR THE LOW IDLE AND DIE ISSUE.......SEE MY LINK (THIS IS UNRELATED TO THE RECALL)
THIS THING SITS RIGHT ON TOP--EZ TO REMOVE AND CLEAN OR REPLACE---IF CLEANING MAKES IT BETTER.......BUT, YOU STILL WANNA REPLACE IT (LIKE I DID) LET ME KNOW, I MAY CAN SHOW YOU HOW TO SAVE $10 ON IT AT ADVANCE AUTO