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How do I remove the engine front cover from an Escape 2003 3.0L engine?

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SOURCE: Ford Escape 2003. Engine suddenly overheat.

Engine over heating can be caused by a number of things. When you say the water pump and radiator appear to be ok I am also guessing that you checked the coolant level to make sure it is normal.

If the level is low then you obviously have a leak. Insufficient coolant circulating will not cool the motor properly because it won't be able to draw enough heat out. If the level is normal then you need to check the thermostat to make sure it is opening properly. To do this, run the motor to temperature and check the top and bottom hoses. They should both be hot and firrm once the thermostat opens meaning the circulation loop is operating properly. If the top is hot and firm and the bottom is cold/soft or collapsed then the thermostat isn't opening.

If the thermostat is operating properly then you ned to look for some other obstruction or cause for coolant loss. Check the head/intake gaskets, hose connections, hoses, over flow tank, radiator fins, radiator side tanks etc..

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Posted on Jun 10, 2010

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Removal & Installation

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Place the transmission in the PARK position.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

Front wheel
Front brake disc
Front axle wheel hub nut and discard the nut
Tie rod end and separate the lower ball from the steering knuckle
Halfshaft from the steering knuckle


To install:
  1. When seated properly, the halfshaft bearing retainer circlip will snap into the differential side gear groove.
  2. Position the halfshaft and joint so that the splines align with differential side gear splines. Push the halfshaft into side gear.
  3. Install or connect the following:
Halfshaft into the steering knuckle
Lower ball joint to steering knuckle. Torque the pinch bolt to 52 ft. lbs. (70 Nm).
Tie rod end. Torque the nut to 41 ft. lbs. (55 Nm).
New front axle wheel hub nut. Torque the nut to 214 ft. lbs. (290 Nm).
Front brake disc
Front wheel
To be very honest, a manual to help guide you thru this process should be obtained due to special tools that will be required for this repair procedure. This is a fairly large job, and I do recommend a manual. We do not have full manuals on this site due to copyright laws.

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SOURCE: I'm trying to replace the front seat covers on my 2008 Ford Escape. How do I remove the head rests??

Press the realese end pull upward on them at the same time,

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2008 ford escape. removal of rear bumper cover

Pop the Hatchback open and remove the connectors
from the top of the bumper cover.

Optional Step: Using a Floor Jack, raise both sides
of the car in the back, supporting both sides with
jack stands, and remove the rear wheels.

Using Torx Bits, remove the inner rear wheel well

Get behind the rear wheel well and loosen the bolts
holding the bumper brackets on. They're pretty
difficult to find and remove. Be Patient. Do the
same to the other side.

Remove the rear bumper cover by pulling the cover
outward from the part nearest the wheel on both
sides. Once removed, take off the 2 black mounting
brackets from the bumper cover.

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Feb 27, 2015 | 2008 Ford Escape

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How do I remove the interior light cover on a 2009 ford escape.

If you look very closely, there is a small indention area either at the front or the rear of the light cover. Take a tool, a small flat head screwdriver, and gently press until the light cover begins to move. It should pop right off. Just as easy to replace. Hope this helps.

Apr 18, 2013 | 2009 Ford Escape

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Where are the spark plugs for the 2001 v6 ford escape

Three in the front under the engine cover, then under the coil packs, there are three more in the rear of the engine at which you must properly remove the intaker manifold and do this by procedure or risk warping the head and manifold. If you must ask, I highly suggest taking this to a pro. Sorry

Jul 13, 2011 | 2001 Ford Escape

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Missing on the third cylinder. Were is that sparkplug located? 2002 ford escape.

Is it a V6? For a V6 if you are standing in front of the car it will be on the far right on the firewall side of the engine. You will have to remove the plastic engine cover and the intake manifold to get to it. If it were on the front side of the engine you would only have to remove the plastic cover. Since there is a good bit of work involved removing the manifold, I would suggest that you go ahead and replace all of the sparkplugs and consider replacing the coil for the one cylinder also. I have a 2001 Mazda Tribute, which is basically the same vehicle. Mine started running rough so I decided to replace all the sparkplugs. After replacing the sparkplugs it continued to run rough. I took it to a shop and got it scanned (no cost for the scan). The scan showed the coil on the 3rd cylinder was bad. So I wound up having to pull the manifold off again to replace the coil :(
The first time it took me 1-1/2 hours to do the plugs, second time 1 hour to do the coil. Hope this helps.

Apr 27, 2010 | 2002 Ford Escape

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Generic problem for all Ford Escape Cars Front wheel bearings are noisy,need to change? how to?

Front wheel drive should be done by a shop. Rear wheel drive just a matter of removing the front wheel dust cover and remove the spindle hub. It is self explanatory thereafter.

Oct 27, 2009 | 2004 Ford Escape

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Headlight went out in 2003 ford escape i have

you have to remove the whole headlight assembly, then pop off the front cover pull the old bulb out and put the new one in. reverse the process to re-install. there is a small plastic tab on the topfront of the headlight assembly, that is what you need to release to get the clear cover off and get inside.

Sep 02, 2009 | 2003 Ford Escape

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How to install the cabin filter on Ford Escape 2004

I believe 2002 thru 2008 are the same. Turn your windshield wipers off so they stop up on the windshield, not in their home position. Open the hood. On the Right hand side of the engine compartment ( left hand as you stand facing the car ) at the point where the firewall and windshield come together you will see the plastic cover that must be removed. This cover goes from the right hand fender to the middle of the windshield. Near the windshield you will see (4) plastic plugs that are just under 1/2" in diameter. These covers must be popped out of their pocket to get at the phillips head screw that is underneath - I used a pointed scriber to pop them out. Remove the phillips head screws. I had to lift the hood up off the support rod to get the screw driver at the screw nearest the fender. Also on this plastic cover you will find (4) plastic screws that must be removed. Then pull out the little expansion plugs that held these (4) screws. You are now ready to remove the outside cover. Under here you will see another cover that you lift up slightly and pull toward the front of the car. This will expose the filter compartment, and hopefully a slightly used filter that needs changing. If there is no filter in the filter compartment don't be confused, the filter was a dealer option and if you ordered it, they placed the filter in there for you before they delivered the Escape. If you did not order the filter option, they just didn't place one in there. Good luck and hope this helps.

Jun 16, 2009 | 2004 Ford Escape

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Replace left front door outside handle pot metal tip broke off

SECTION 501-14: Handles, Locks, Latches and Entry Systems 2001 Escape Workshop Manual REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Exterior Front Door Handle Removal and Installation
  1. Remove the front door trim panel. For additional information, refer to Section 501-05 .
  1. Position the watershield aside.
  1. NOTE: The tie strap does not need to be reinstalled.
    If equipped, remove the tie strap from the anti-theft guard.
  1. Remove the screws and position the anti-theft guard aside.
  1. Release the clip and disconnect the exterior door handle actuating rod.
  1. Remove the anti-theft guard.
  1. Remove the exterior door handle screw.
  1. Remove the exterior handle actuating rod.
  1. Remove the exterior door handle lock cylinder cover.
  1. Remove the exterior door handle.

Apr 25, 2009 | 2001 Ford Escape

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Steps to remove radiator in 2002 Ford Escape?
Try this web site. It takes you to Auto Zone "How To" site. This one covers the 4 cylinder as you did not indicate the engine size.

Good luck and hope this helps.

Apr 20, 2009 | 2002 Ford Escape

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