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2001 escape-electrical vehicle suddenly without any previous indications loses electrical power and stearts running real rough to the point of stalling

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  • fcschonder Sep 23, 2008

    and wont start without a jump

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The wiring harness left of the left foot is totally rusted. Had the same issue. Had to resolder the whole harness at that point

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