No matter what I did to the gas pedal it would not allow the car to do more than idle. Let it warm until the thermostat opens and make sure that you have plenty of flow in the radiator. Insufficient coolant circulating will not cool the motor properly because it won't be able to draw enough heat out. Arrive at my home without incident, engine light on. I had to trailer the Escape back home from South Jersey tonight as the alternator went bad.
Always wear safety goggles when working on your Escape. They just got too brittle from the heat. I removed the support, and used the baking soda solution to neutralize, wire brushed it, painted and re-installed the support and with new bolts, the tray. Everyone hates working with them, but I do prefer them to worm clamps as they provide tension even when the rubber has compressed under the clamp, something worm clamps will not. Dec 19, 2010 if it overheats while driving you water pump or radiator as the likely the culprit.
There is a test that can detect this using a coolant sample from the radiator to test for hydrocarbons present in exhaust. Now the rest of the story. I even left the solution to dry inside the insulation, figuring it would stop the corrosion. This one lasted 100k, I'll wait to replace another in 100k. I figure it was better than nothing. Chemistry class was long ago, but with copper the dark brown is oxidation and the green are sulfides. On several occasions, the engine coolant indicator illuminated.
And some great info about the grounds with battery out. Obviously a new engineering graduate had entered the workforce so they gave him something to do. I have used white vinegar in the past and so do other people on the motorcycle and Shelby forums I frequent. The drain plug for the radiator is on the pass side of the vehicle, and uses the typical Ford plug, a Hex outer area for an open end wrench and a deeper recess for a 4mm Allen wrench. The vehicle never overheats the gauge stays in operational range, and there are no leaks, I have been told could be water pump is getting weak, anyone have a answer, im clueless. This should be sticky in the how-to section. This way the block and heater core are relatively clean of any materials that might get caught in the new radiator.
That tells me either the heater core is partially plugged or there is an air block. Engine lt remains on for 7 days. Burping an air pocket out of the radiator of a Ford Escape can take a little bit of effort, but you will notice improved vehicle function immediately. Able to nurse it over to the parking lot that was 5min away, eng light stayed on. He called the manufacturer and filed a complaint. I noticed that the coolant reservoir bottle had thermal stress cracks in it. I snaked the latch and cable between the radiator and the radiator support and placed in the battery recess.
Remove the upper radiator support brackets, and remove the radiator from the vehicle. I screwed up here by not taking pictures of what I did but I was thinking radiator, not electrical. Having the radiator free to move forward also gets you easier access to remove the hood latch, sneak it through the radiator support and place it where the battery tray was. Prior to the holidays, took car in to local shop for a new battery and air filter. This is to remove the splash shields.
Here is how this one ended up: The body metal and the bottom of fixed washer and bolt were wirebrushed clean, too. Acid had gotten onto the transmission case and removed some paint, and had gotten to the support for the battery tray, bolted to the 'frame rail'. Later the dash light said shut down engine, overheat. The radiator, the map sensor and now the battery have been replaced, still no fix. Not an unusual step in the used car market.
Once the battery and tray are out of the vehicle there is a lot of room in the compartment. There has been a factory recall for this exact situation on the exact same make model and year of my vehicle, but somehow my vehicle was not included. Remove the lower center support bolt. If the thermostat is operating properly then you ned to look for some other obstruction or cause for coolant loss. Copyright © 2007-2016 by Escape City. Of my vehicle, but for some reason my vehicle was not included. The car would only go about 1 mile per hour.