Question about 2004 Ford Escape
It wont start when the temp is below 20 degrees or so. It will crank but not start.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Does the engine crank but just not start? Or... are you cycling the ignition switch without trying to crank the engine? Based on the information you have given, I would first guess that the fuel pump may be going out. I say this because when you first turn the key on the pump primes the engine with pressurized fuel. If the pump is getting old, it may take a few power cycles to get it going. You can test this theory by having somebody listen near the rear of the car while you turn the key on for the first time. The fuel pump make a faint, yet distinctive high pitch noise that can be heard when you turn the key on. Try that first. Next thing you would try is checking the relays for proper function... starting with the fuel pump relay. Good luck.
Posted on Dec 09, 2009
This could be a few different problems. I would recommend taking it in and having the antifreeze checked to see if it is of a sufficient mix to keep it from freezing. Sometimes the antifreeze will be to thin to keep it from freezing and it will start to freeze in the heater core. If this is the case, the vehicle may not run long enough to thaw out the antifreeze in the heater core to generate heat. Another possibility is that the thermostat is stuck in an open or partially open position not allowing the engine to reach a high enough temperature to generate heat through the heater core. The last possibility is that there is a blockage in the heater core not allowing the hot antifreeze to pass through the heater core thereby reducing the amount of heat drawn off of the heater core. These are but a few of the more simple problems but any of them should be treated by a licensed mechanic.
Posted on Dec 26, 2009
Testimonial: "helpful.tested all suggested solutions but did not change thermostat. coolant level and protection is good, heater core,upper and lower rad hoses hot"
The little air holes above the gas tank hole don't work very well on these. I've noticed it too. Just hold the pump at a little bit of an angle when this happens which will allow more air to escape your tank.
Posted on Apr 15, 2010
When cold the thickness (viscosity) of the power steering fluid is thicker and thins out as it heats up. You can try flushing the fluid. If that doesnt work the pump will have to be replaced.
Posted on Jan 09, 2011
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