20 Most Recent 2003 Ford Escape Questions & Answers


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..

Good luck.

2003 Ford Escape | Answered on Apr 20, 2019


it will rotate the slip joint that on the drive shaft into transmission only slides in and to allow ear suspension to work without breaking driveshaft. I would remove driveshaft and inspect front joint. it it does not flex sided to side and up and down, then it is bad. replace and be very careful when pressing in cup that the bearings don't fall out.

2003 Ford Escape | Answered on Jul 31, 2018


before the cat converter in the exhaust manifold and after the cat converter for bank 1

2003 Ford Escape | Answered on Jun 25, 2018


You will probably need to change the air bags, diagnostic module, and possibly the seat belt pre-tentioners. And any impact sensors that might have received damage.

2003 Ford Escape | Answered on Jun 04, 2018


Bank 1 holds the #1 spark plug. Senor #2 is ALWAYS after the catalytic converter. So B1S2 would be the sensor after the converter that services bank 1. since you didn't list which engine you have, we have no idea which side it's on.

2003 Ford Escape | Answered on May 23, 2018


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2003 Ford Escape | Answered on Mar 20, 2018


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.

2003 Ford Escape | Answered on Mar 14, 2018


At www.reliable-store.com get complete guide on whether to repair or not, service it, and how to repair etc, along with wiring diagrams, electrical diagrams, torque specs, error codes, everything.

2003 Ford Escape | Answered on Mar 13, 2018


id check the wheel bearings next

2003 Ford Escape | Answered on Feb 04, 2018


you can download the user manual from ford
https://www.ford.com.au/owners/owner-manual/
you need the vin number
check fuses for back wiper
You may have hazard lights on ?

2003 Ford Escape | Answered on Feb 02, 2018


Open the door manually with the key!

Many Ford Escapes have power door locks as standard equipment. This system consists of a lock switch, lock actuator and wiring harness. When you depress the lock switch, it sends an electronic signal through the harness to the actuator. The actuator moves an internal piston that either pulls the actuator hook down or pushes it up. The actuator hook connects to the lock rod, which either locks or unlocks the door, depending on which way you push the lock button. While this system won't work with a dead battery, the mechanical lock system remains unaffected by electrical power loss.

Insert the door lock key into the driver's door lock.
Turn the key counterclockwise one quarter turn.
Pull the door handle up until the Escape's door opens. Once the driver door is open, simply open the remaining doors by pulling the interior door handles until the doors open.

2003 Ford Escape | Answered on Dec 23, 2017


Could be any number of thing's , engine management sensor's , ignition system componets - crankshaft position sensor , fuel system problem etc.. The thing to do is testing of each of the systems i have listed , not guessing an going on hear say . Having a diagnostic professional with the right diagnostic test equipment an service repair info. and knowledge check it .
002 Fuel System Tests Start Here If you do not know what this guy is talking about , do yourself a favor an take your vehicle to a qualified repair shop.

2003 Ford Escape | Answered on Dec 08, 2017


Get it back to where you took it to be fixed ASAP. You should definitely have, AT THE VERY LEAST, a 90 day warranty. This seems like it's something that wasn't reconnected properly or at all. Good luck!

2003 Ford Escape | Answered on Dec 03, 2017


There is no remote fuel door release or lock for the fuel door. I bought a locking gas cap for mine. It's all manual pull harder than retaining spring. Door has a spring that holds it open and will shut at about 45mph if you forget to close it after pumping gas.

2003 Ford Escape | Answered on Nov 21, 2017


Most transmission control lever with cable lock bolt become lose in time need to re adjust position to the right place and tighten the bolts ,it can easily done by jacking up the suv and look under the transmission .

2003 Ford Escape | Answered on Nov 18, 2017


sur it is a grind and not like the ABS is going off which could mean a sensor is bad or dirty .more like a pulsating growl

2003 Ford Escape | Answered on Nov 14, 2017

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