Question about 2008 Ford Escape
2008 Ford Escape XLT 4WD 3.7L... When the heat is selected on the Environmental Panel, a strong rubber/plastic burning smell comes from the Engine compartment and subsequently the air registers. The smell in the resgisters is 1/4 the strength that comes from the engine compartment. The smell is NOT present when the selector is in the cold position or off. Any thoughts?
The overdrive light blinking means that a fault code has been stored in the computer, this can be for many different reasons. The car isn't actually turning overdrive on and off, it is just a way to alert you of a problem. Getting the computer scanned will provide a fault code eg. P(XXXX) if you can get this code I can help you further. -Jared
Posted on Nov 14, 2008
THe blend door seems to be stuck. When you change settings from defrost to floor air or, vent, the blend door opens and closes directing the air to the place you want it to go to. I have had some success spraying a lubricating oil such as WD40 under the dash on the blend door. You need to get under the dash with a flashlight to locate it. It looks like a flap. Spray it with a couple of shots of the WD40. Go easy on the spraying as you may be inhaling the fumes. Keep the doors and windows open to minimize the fumes. Wait about 1/2 hour and try the A/C functions. (defrost, floor, vent air)
Posted on Mar 09, 2009
Make sure your alternator is not seizing up making the belt slip and get hot enough to smell of burned rubber.
Posted on Feb 10, 2010
if this only happens when you drive it it is more likely the brakes getting too hot it usually results from a clogged brake hose or a locked brake caliper.i hope you can find where the smell is coming from keep me advice i'll help you as much as i possibly can thanx.
Posted on Feb 23, 2011
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