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After getting my alternator changed, my 2003 ford escape gauges are now spinning out of control sometimes and my lights get somewhat deem. I'm also experiencing some de-celeration when this happens. The truck seems to slow down in speed.

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  • kellymacs Nov 03, 2008

    what is the easiest way to change a 2003 ford escape alternator

  • tcooper515 Dec 10, 2008

    How do you change the alternator? Is it very difficult?

  • torm Apr 11, 2009

    Under hard acceleration, my 2003 Escape's gauges will all cycle and it will start to run rough. I replaced the alternator to fix the problem but no change. There is also a new battery.

    Last year the catalytic converter was stolen and I replaced it with an after market. Could this be related? Thanks.

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Sounds like a ground was not connected. Check all electrical wiring around and attached to the work area of the alternator. Be sure to check for any damage since you may have a short.

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