20 Most Recent 2008 Ford Escape Questions & Answers

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2008 ford escape when the abs light is on i have no brakes what can fix this

You need a mechanic with a high level scan tool to check the Diagnostic Trouble Codes and Live Data. It is probably ABS Sensor related, but should never leave you with no brakes..
8/3/2021 10:11:36 PM • 2008 Ford Escape • Answered on Aug 03, 2021
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Hybrid. What is causing intermittent short in power steering EPAS?

sounds like traction control shutting on and off sometimes traction control is better off, and it feels like power steering is going off and on or your pump is bad and maybe you dont have any fluid in the pump do you hear a grinding waaaaah noise when you turn the wheel if so it needs fluif in the power steering pump reservoir
7/23/2021 4:11:31 PM • 2008 Ford Escape • Answered on Jul 23, 2021
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Power steering went out on a 2008 ford escape. How

2008 escape power steering just went out. Need to know how/ what to get to fix it cheaper then ford dealership. They say I need a steering column
1/12/2021 2:05:37 AM • 2008 Ford Escape • Answered on Jan 12, 2021
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Thr display for my 2008 escape will not light up

Check your fuses please
9/27/2019 6:51:09 PM • 2008 Ford Escape • Answered on Sep 27, 2019
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Where is my block heater located in 2008 ford escape ?

block heaters are aftermarket so there isn't a specific location for that vehicle, However i can tell you that they are usually located in a freeze plug hole in the side of the block. if you look at your engine block just above your oil pan you will see several circular plugs, one of the plugs will have two prongs sticking out of it, and that will be where your plug connects. good luck.
6/2/2019 11:33:13 PM • 2008 Ford Escape • Answered on Jun 02, 2019
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How many miles before i change a timing chain on 2008 ford escape

I'm interested in a 2008 Ford escape hybrid with 80,000 miles do it has a timing belt or chain and when it's time to change it
5/3/2019 4:34:29 PM • 2008 Ford Escape • Answered on May 03, 2019
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In which spot does the cigarette lighter fuise go in the fuise box in a 2008 Ford escape xlt

If you do not have a blown fuse. Look at this link and it will tell you what size fuse goes where. If you are missing a fuse you can replace it with the right size fuse. I do not see cigarette lighter on the list. https://www.autogenius.info/ford-escape-2008-2012-fuse-box-diagram/
4/13/2019 6:46:23 AM • 2008 Ford Escape • Answered on Apr 13, 2019
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My 2008 ford escape transmission and speedometer is not working

You may have a transmission failure due to inadequate lube flow. This can happen during warm up and cold weather. Your transmission probably needs rebuilt or replaced and then install a transmission fluid cooler bypass kit.
4/9/2019 10:46:19 AM • 2008 Ford Escape • Answered on Apr 09, 2019
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How do you tighten a serpintine belt on a 2008 ford escape

There is a self adjusting pulley that is spring loaded and works when properly included when the belt is installed properly. There should be a diagram of proper routing on a white decal under the hood. Good luck.
2/25/2019 8:29:49 PM • 2008 Ford Escape • Answered on Feb 25, 2019
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2008 ford escape sometimes at idle and after the

I have no experience with this but the thought that comes to mind is a pocket of air in the engine being transferred through the heater hoses. LONG SHOT a wild guess. I think if it were with the engine air it would reduce the performance of the car. I found this link with many complaints about noise and the odd thing some sound like yours, solved a couple by rotating the front tires. Odd but I have put the link on here. https://forums.edmunds.com/discussion/9380/ford/escape/ford-escape-noises-and-sounds
8/27/2018 9:31:11 PM • 2008 Ford Escape • Answered on Aug 27, 2018
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Where is the starter on a 2008 ford escape 3.0 v6

In old vehicles I would say follow the Positive cable from the battery to the starter. Look like this car is like my grandma sentra the starter is up top. Hear is a link which I think may help. https://www.justanswer.com/ford/4ii0s-ford-ford-escape-v6-2008-ford-escape-ottawa-area.html
8/27/2018 9:08:53 PM • 2008 Ford Escape • Answered on Aug 27, 2018
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Tailgate on my 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid rattles constantly regardless of speed. Any suggestions?

Hi Jim, You may need to check the hinges and adjust the locking mechanisms. If the door has a spare attached the weight can damage the hinges. Regards John
8/12/2018 10:59:09 PM • 2008 Ford Escape • Answered on Aug 12, 2018
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Ford Escape middle rear seat

Hey everyone--after searching in vain for an entire 10 days, and absolutely REFUSING to pay Ford's $100 diagnosis fee, and their $300 replacement suggestion ($400??), I decided to figure this out myself. And I did. Do the following to let loose the tension that has kept your seat stuck in the down position (though my truck is a 2008 Ford Escape, I have a strong feeling this is the case with any vehicle):

1. Remove the seat bottoms (which are folded forward and upward against the back of the front seats). To do this, find the bars that are bracketed into the floor. There may or may not be a little yellow lever on one of the two brackets. If so, flip it and slide the bar out. If it stops, pull the other side out. Doing this should allow you to completely remove the seat from the car. Repeat with other side.

Now you should have plenty of room to work. Move front seats forward, and you've got even more.

2. Remove your back seats entirely. (Sorry- it's a must.) For many, you will require either one or both of these:
One Torx T-50 socket to remove T-50 bolt (which bolts seat belt latches to the floor)
One Torx T-55 (which bolts the folding seat into the bracket that bolts seats to the floor).
One socket extension (tip: the extension gives you much more torque, and its easier to remove bolts) and
One a 5/8" socket. (See continuation after following tip.)

TIP: if you have a 40/60 split, you have to remove the 40 first! This will allow you room to move around the 60 seat and its stuck belt.

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Remove bolts that bolt bracket to car floor (this is the 40 seat). I believe there's two: 1 directly below the seat, and 1 that also bolts the 60 seat (you'll be using the 5/8" here)-- Don't hold me to it, though, as I've seen some different stuff. Pull seat out of the way to avoid potential damage. NOTE: THOSE BRACKETS ARE SHARP. WATCH THE LEATHER/SEAT MATERIAL-- AND YOUR HANDS.)

2. Remove bolts on the 60. Though the top part of your seat is down, you should be able to the bolt that keeps the bracket to the floor beneath where the seat cushion would be (and where the upper part of the seat is laying flat). A ratchet would probably be best for this since you can keep the socket in place and wind the thing completely out. I should say here that my seat couldn't have been tighter to the floor. If I got mine out, I'm sure you can, too.

Now here come the tricky, but verrrrry easy parts. They are vital.

1. Now that the brackets are off of the floor, the 60 seat should now be free-floating in your hands, but tethered by the T50 bolt that is keeping the seatbelt buckle to the floor. Remove it. Now you should be able to remove the seat altogether. I had to bring mine inside where it wasn't 15 degrees in my garage, but I believe you'll do these parts in the next five minutes. Do this next:

2. TIP the 60 SEAT UPRIGHT (just like it would if things were back to the normal operational mode). This is VITAL. If you cannot fix it with two or three tugs from here (don't waste more time than this-- the final part is coming), then do this next:

3. Find the latch on the back of the seat that locks onto the latch of the car. Using two gloved fingers (or tools), press the latch inward until it's in the LOCKED position (fooling it into thinking you've put it up and latched into into the truck bracket).
This should have also reset the button or lever that you used to unlock the seat in the first place. Now give your belt a tug. It should come loose like normal.

IMPORTANT NOTE: seatbelt tensioners rely on gravity (thing momentum during a crash) that locks the belt. If the seat is not sitting UPRIGHT (like in normal use mode), that mechanism is going to obey gravity if it is tilted backward or forward (which is why the seat got in the downward position to begin with) and lock.

That's it. Bolt the seats back in, and go buy yourself $400 worth of rewards.
7/22/2018 1:33:20 AM • 2008 Ford Escape • Answered on Jul 22, 2018
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How do I drain the trans fluid out of my 08 escape

I had got its manual from online store www.reliable-store.com Here's the site link I am sure they will help you
3/12/2018 5:24:40 PM • 2008 Ford Escape • Answered on Mar 12, 2018
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2008 Ford Escape Brake Lights don't work and back turn signals

Sounds as if the bulbs are bad, but could also be a failed multi-purpose switch.
2/10/2018 12:37:50 PM • 2008 Ford Escape • Answered on Feb 10, 2018
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