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2002 FORD ESCAPE

REAR HATCH WILL NOT UNLOCK HOW CAN I GET IN TO CHECK WIRES I have the exact same problem. The rear hatch handle will not open the door even after I have unlocked it...unfortunately, it is a problem just sometimes....which is even worse. I took it into a dealer and it just so happened that is was working that day, and he said he couldn't fix it until it was completely useless. Is there something I can check easily and possibly fix myself?

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First check if the fuse is blown out or loosely placed in the fuse box and check for any loose connectors in the car:
TO check the complete wiring you need to have service manual ..
Please use this link to get one:

http://www.themotorbookstore.com/ford-escape.html


Good luck...

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The next time it works open it and remove the inside panel and replace the lock solenoid.
you may want to get a chilton's repair manual it will walk you threw on how to do it.

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Are you saying the power lock at the rear hatch isn't operating? Is this on the glass, the entire hatch, or both?

Posted on Aug 18, 2008

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    I removed the rear panel (easy enough to get off, but a little fussy to
    get back on) and found that some grease had dried up so that a tang
    from the handle wasn't engaging the lock mechanism.I cleaned off the
    old grease and re lubed it and it's been working fine since then.


    Hope it helps.


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I would suggest you to change that part fully and not wait till it becomes useless.

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