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Hi, help please? Ford escape 3.0 v6 -2001 model Disconnect battery to reset ecu, wait 30 secs - reconnect, engine check light stays off for next journey, turn car off. Start it again and check engine light comes back on. In this state fuel economy is halved and if I put aircon or lights on it will flatten battery - bizzare! Normally I help answer other peoples questions on here - but this one has me foxed. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Andy.

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The age of the battery could be a factor. My 2000 Windstar has a history of similar problems - currently on battery number 7. As battery function deteriorates, strange symptoms occur. Check for low or fluctuating voltage level on the instrumentation bus. In my case, I cannot turn on the rear A/C and leave it on overnight or it will kill the battery. You may find some similar malfunction. Try to get access to the factory service bulletins for your Escape as there may be a clue as to something that should have been corrected but wasn't.

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Check the cam sensor and crankshaft sensor. If either of these are defective the engine will not start or may start intermittenly.

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yup..it is the alternator. you don't normally repair alternators there right? it could be a diode problem or a regulator problem.

if you know how to replace the diode assembly in your alternator then you can try and also the IC regulator also could be the bad part.

you may want to check the simplest thing....the belt. if you have loose alternator belt then it could just be that one.( least of all cost )

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SOURCE: check engine light reset for 2001 ford escape

On any car 1996 or newer after a repair is made the memory in the computer has to be cleared the light will not go away by itself. The proper way to clear this is with a scanner or code reader but if you dont have any other way unhooking the battery will force the computer to loose all its memory and start all over and the light will go away. If the light returns after a few days you still have a problim.

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