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Escape won't begin to start, all lights come on but doesn't show the slightest effort when turning over

New starter, new alternator, spark plugs only a couple months old

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Have a load test done on the battery as it is either flat or there is a dead cell

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check the pick up sensor

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SOURCE: Battery in a 2001 Ford Escape won't hold charge.

After eight years, if the battery hasn't been replaced already, then it may be just that. Otherwise the only thing left to check is the battery cables themselves. Corrosion at the battery terminals is obvious but the alternator lead connection to the battery terminal might need to be verified electricaly. Also check the negative battery cable at the block and chassis. Basic charging system test is: Voltage at the positive terminal with ignition and all accessories off should be at least 12.6 volts. If below 12.6 even after 2 hour charge, replace the battery. With engine running at 1500 rpm, between 14.1.and 14.7 volts. With the accessories turned on one at a time, the charging voltage should drop and then come back up and not drop below 14.1 volts. If it does, the regulator is deffective. The voltage should change in response to loads and engine speed. Good luck, Techjoel

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SOURCE: replacing alternator in 2004 escape

Check your battery connections for clean, tight connections and no deposits between the battery terminals and the connectors. Check the main charging wire from the alternator to the power distribution terminal. Also, have the battery properly load tested and checked for sulfation damaged cells. It sounds like your alternator is overworking itself. The normal charging voltage is 13.8-14.2VDC at idle. If it is high, I'd check the above items listed before buying another alternator.

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When its hooked up, you should be able to put 12 volts on the little stud on the solenoid and it should start. One large stud will have 12 volts on it, so just jump it right there. Did you get the wires in the right place. The solenoid should have 1 large wire going down to the starter. Be sure the battery cables are clean and tight ( both ends) Check battery voltage when cranking, should go to 10-11 volts. Check voltage between negative terminal on battery and engine, should be ZERO when cranking. The solenoid has 2 large studs, make sure the battery positive wire and all the other wires are hooked to this stud, the other large stud should just have the wire going to the starter.

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SOURCE: My 2002 Ford Escape starts,

check the air intake hose from the air filter box to the intake for any leaks make sure it's on and tight. If that's good I would lean to the idle air control valve which is bolted on the upper intake near the throttle body normally round bolted to intake with (2) 8mm bolts. Before you replace it unbolt it and make sure it's not clogged up and make sure that the hole on the intake isn't clogged up.

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Sounds to me like the starter or starter relay, OR did you check all the fuses? When the starter doesn't click or turn over the engine it is likely a problem with it or the power supply to it. Start with the easy thing. check the fuses, then the relay.
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