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2005 ford escape - engine light on - flashes when accelerating and runs rough when accelerating or going up inclines

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The check engine light flashes because the catalityc converter is overheating due to the misfire, continued driving it in this condition will eventually cause the converter to be damaged and will need to be replaced, these are very expensive, the first step is to connect the vehicle to a diagnostic tool to see which cylinders are causing the misfire and then repair the cause, most autoparts stores like Autozone will do this at no charge, it may be something simple like a bad spark plug or igniton coil.

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Check engine light flashing always signals Misfire,You are equipt with a COP (coil on plug),when these fail you will experience what your are experiencing,2005 ford escape - engine light on - flashes when  - 12_8_2012_6_31_47_pm.jpg

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Go to get a free scan at Autozone, Advance, or Oreilys. They will recommend a part to fix it. Get the Code number for the problem and contact us again if the info is hard to do.

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Posted on Dec 08, 2012

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SOURCE: rough idle; engine light appeared

I had that problem with my 2005 FX4 turned out to be a coil on #6 cylinder I replaced the coil my self and the light went out coil was $58.00.These trucks are sensitive to water in the gas you may want to add gas line antifreeze or isopropyl alcohol to your gas every other tank to displace any water which may be getting in there.

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SOURCE: 2000 ford expedition, misses during acceleration,

check pass side rear plug the coolant hose the runs to the heater core can leak coolant into the rear spark plug boot and cause a miss

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SOURCE: Ford Escape 3L 2002 Rough idle

generally, when the engine is washed, water gets trapped behind the spark unit and stays there, creating a shorting path for spark plug current. best to dis-mount the spark unit (follow plug wires back to source) and dry and clean it thoroughly.

Posted on Jul 07, 2008

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SOURCE: misses during acceleration , rough

Go get the codes ran at auto zone or advance auto parts they will do it for free. If the codes come up as a cylinder miss-fire then it is most likely a coil (being a ford). Write down which cylinder it is. I wouldn't replace any of the spark plugs , useless you have more than 100,000 miles. If you have to replace the spark plugs use BOSH double plautim or better. The cylinder placing is ( as your are looking at the front of the truck) passenger side front to back 1-2-3-4 driving side front to back 5-6-7-8. If you never seen a coil buy one so you know what you are looking for. The coil is held in by a 7mm bolt. Take the bolt out and replace the coil. Problem Solved. Estimated time 20 Mins with 60 dollars per coil.

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SOURCE: 2005 ford escape. The ABS light is on and 4x4 flashing

You need to remove your tyres and clean the abs sensors well enough.

You might also change your brrake pads if they have gone bad.

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You need to remove your tyres and clean the abs sensors well enough.

You might also change your brrake pads if they have gone bad.

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