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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-25-12, 07:41 PM Thread Starter
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'02 escape

I am now the proud owner of a 2002 ford escape, but like always with any used car, there are some issues i'd like to get resolved.

#1, is the check engine light. I had it scanned, said EGR valve. If I just replace the valve, since it's a $30 part, will it fix the problem, or is it possible something else could be throwing the code ? (P1014 i think it was, or p1041)

#2, the moonroof doesn't seem to seal all the way. When I push the button to close it, it closes, but if you look through the top, the passenger side seems to not sit correctly, and there's a gap. took it through the carwash and got soaked, hahahaha! It looks like the two torx screws on the passenger side slide rail are loose. Does anybody have a picture of how the moonroof sits with it fully closed, so I can line it back up and tighten the screws?

Finally, on another question related to the EGR valve, once I replace that, is it possible that it will stop it from making funny noises once in a while after driving it for a while? It sounds like it's idling rough, but it doesn't have the feel of rough idle, just the sound.

EDIT: I also want to note, that when it's making the noise, if I shift out of drive into any other gear (park, neutral, or reverse), the noise goes away. I don't think it's the transmission as it shifts and operates fine even during the noise.

Please get back to me, and once I get her detailed up completely, i'll get some pictures up!

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All of the previous problems were fixed. I replaced the egr valve and got a CEL for egr sensor faulty, so I replaced that, too. Reset light, and no more problems for CEL.

Another problem did arise though, as I was working on the egr valve. I noticed that the elbow that goes into the intake manifold (I am assuming for the pcv valve), had a hole in it and it was collapsed, so I went and got a replacement part. Put it on, and it started running better, but there still seems to be a vacuum leak from somewhere, as I can hear it hissing inside the motor near where the hose was replaced. I checked all the hoses around there, and can't find any leaking. It doesn't appear to be a HUGE leak, but it's a constant hiss so it's definately coming from somewhere.
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Re: '02 escape

If you think there is a leak in the vac system, but it's so small you can't find it, but you can hear it, then a smoke test might show you exactly where it is.

I'm not to quite up to date on how the test it rightfully done on your model, so I'll let someone with the right info answer that.

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