Question about 2002 Ford Escape
New to DIY - but found changing power steering and coolant simple, although a bit time consuming (via siphon method). It's been harder to find videos on changing the break fluid, however, and I don't want to get ahead of myself!
I only had a couple customers request to change the brake fluid,but it wasn't that hard.I started by using a turkey baster to **** most of the old fluid from the resevoir,and then refilled it with new fluid.Then,I opened the furthest bleeder screw(right rear) first,and had a helper pump the pedal until the fluid changed to the lighter color of the new fluid,then moved to the left rear,then the right front,then the left front.Make sure to get plenty of fluid of the type specified(most are DOT3).(I can find a gallon bottle size at some parts stores).
Posted on Oct 27, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Take a picture of it before you take it apart so you know where everything goes.
1.Take belt off
2. Unbolt any bracket that the power steering pump is bolted too.( only if you have to unbolt a bracket)
3. Disconnect lines from steering pump
4. After replacing power steering pump fill with Auto. trans fluid.
5. After filling start car and turn wheel left and right a few times this will get the air out of the system and recheck fluid level.
Posted on Apr 22, 2009
There IS a transmission drain plug on the 2002 Ford Explorer! It is, however, difficult to get the fluid back in as there IS NO dipstick (tube) to refill it. I installed the pan bolts far enough to hold the pan up (level) and then stuck a hose (attached to a funnel at top of engine compartment) through the opening between the pan and the bottom of the transmission. I was able to put five quarts in that way - no more as it will overflow (trust me). You can check other sites on how to check to see if that's enough and how to add more as needed. That's not simple either. Great idea Ford Motor Company (sarcasm) !!!!!!
Posted on Oct 13, 2009
I just changed the plugs (and one COP coil) on my 2002 Escape V6. Yes, you have to remove the upper intake to get to the 3 plugs on the rear bank. It's not very difficult. The o-ring -like gasket set is about $10 from Autozone.
Posted on Oct 15, 2009
its quite quite simple;take your pipes of and block them off reconnect them to new pump and replace pump to in line belts.adrian;;;
Posted on Nov 14, 2009
The Trans fluid should be changed every 30,000 miles or two years.
Changing any fluid on a vehicle is never a fix for anything,just preventative maintenance.
You should have done the Power Steering Fluid, Trans Fluid,Brake Fluid,Etc a couple of times,before getting to 80K.
Also I would hope you changed the spark plugs buy at least 60K.
You may have a TCC Solenoid going bad,but the engages the torque converter clutch.
Is it shifting into OD? Most likely you have a solenoid issue,but need to find out which one. Most fords have a solenoid pack in the trans,with all of them in one unit. Not sure on yours.
The only way it will be expensive, is if you go to a dealer or get pitched some story by a shop, not able to diagnose, what is most likely a simple fix.
Posted on Aug 03, 2010
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