I HAVE A 2002 FORD ESCAPE AND TURNED THE CAR OFF, PULLED THE KEYS OUT AND IT WAS STILL RUNNING. I RETURNED THE KEYS TO THE START POSITION AND IT STILL WOULD NOT TURN OFF. I PUT THE CAR FROM PARK INTO GEAR AND THE CAR DIED. PLEASE HELP!
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Re: I TURNED MY CAR OFF AND IT WAS STILL RUNNING
I am looking for another thread were someone has had this issue, I would say it is the ignition switch, but on newer cars and trucks it may run through a control module, and I suspect you may have this as the problem. I will keep looking.
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From my previous experience with anti-theft ignition switches, the most common way is to allow the key to stay in the RUN position for 10-15 minutes. The light should stop blinking. Sometimes you have to turn the key to the OFF position, wait 15 seconds then try to crank the car.
If this does not work, pull your wires from your battery. Probably wouldn't hurt to clean the points while you wait the 15 minutes for the system to reset itself. A good connection could prevent this from happening when you really Do need your vehicle to crank.
Could be your electric fuel pump in gas tank. you can check it by turning the key on and take gas cap off and have someone to check to see if their is a noise saying the fuel pump is working. someone has to stand by where you put gas in your car and put their ear to the hole an listen when you turn key on, do not start the car just turn the key on and if they hear a noise like a pump running then your electric fuel pump is okay, but if don't hear a noise then your electric fuel pump is not working. it is hard to explain about the noise you will hear, but as long as they hear something when you turn key on and their ear is at the opening they will know what I am talking about. I've done 4 electric fuel pumps in gas tanks on different vehicles. good luck ! would like to know if you could hear the pump running when you turned the key on with the gas cap off.
Turn the key to the ON position (Do not start it) you should hear the fuel pump running, and the car act like it normally would just without the engine running... leave it like this for about 1-2 minutes to prime the system.
and turn the key like you would normally start it. It might not start the first time.
your not going to be able to program yourself unless you have two original keys. If you have two keys put the first one in and turn to run for 3 secs. put the second one in for the same time and then put the one you need programmed in for the same amount of time. it should now be programmed. If you dont have two keys that already start the car you will need to visit the dealership or a locksmith that programs pats keys.
check the vaccum hses on the back side of the tire if there ok then with the engine running the selector in 4x4 pull the hose off if you hear or feel vaccum on the hose the your iwe is most likely bad on a 07 they cost about 25.00
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.