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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-09-09, 06:52 PM Thread Starter
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'02 Escape Won't Start

Hi guys - new here but with a fleet of Fords in the driveway I'm sure I'll be around! My mom has a 2002 Escape that won't start. It started a few months back, when you turned the key either nothing happens, or the warning lights and radio come on but it wouldn't turn over (DEAD, no sound whatsoever) You could sit it in and turn the key 15 times and it would randomly start up and go no problem. It's now been parked at her sister's house for about 3 weeks with the window stuck down because nothing at all will work. When you turn the key no warning lights come on and the THEFT LIGHT stays flashing. I've read alot of different starting issues but have no idea where we should start. Prior to this, it would sometimes stall in reverse randomly, no idea if that's a related issue or something totally different. Thanks


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Re: '02 Escape Won't Start

Check the battery or take it somewhere to have it tested.
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Re: '02 Escape Won't Start

And the battery cables.
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Re: '02 Escape Won't Start

doh. Of course try the easy stuff first.
Poor battery cable connections are as easy as it gets.
If the white powdery oxidation is present, clean up the connections, apply battery grease to the battery posts & cable terminals, then reconnect the cables.
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