2003 Escape Clock blinking....when cold.....draining battery - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
ยป Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Ford Trucks | Utes | Vans |SUVs | Crossovers > Ford Escape | C-MAX | Mercury Mariner Forum
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

Ford Escape | C-MAX | Mercury Mariner Forum This forum is for discussion of the Ford Escape, C-MAX, the Ford Escape Hybrid and the Mercury Mariner.

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-06-2007, 10:38   #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 2
frown 2003 Escape Clock blinking....when cold.....draining battery

my car is a 2003 ford escape with approx 34000 miles on it.

On cold days.... usually days that it dips below 30 degrees, my clock will not work when i start my car... then suddenly (usually when the car is heated) the clock flashes then goes steady... on 1200. my radio will not work when the clock is not working, but it will come on when the clock stops flashing and stays on.

SOMEtimes when i go to start my car in the cold..... i hear a "pop" and im always afraid my car is gonna blow up.
this started when the weather got cold in october...... i needed my car for a long drive, and the battery drained one cold morning, so even though a new battery worked for a little bit, i noticed the clock still did not work on freezing days. and so it started all over again......today my car would not start even with the battery thats new and the clock is doing that blinking thing all overagain.......any ideas or help greatly appreciated
WalknTall is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-28-2007, 22:51   #2 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 10
Re: 2003 Escape Clock blinking....when cold.....draining battery

Sounds like your battery is going out. Lot of times the colder it gets the less power your battery is able to provide. If the radio is going out like that and coming on later, it seems to me that the battery is warming up and producing power better. Go to your local parts store and ask them to test your battery and see if you need a new one.
gabosgab is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2007, 17:18   #3 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 2
Re: 2003 Escape Clock blinking....when cold.....draining battery

Thanks but I have upgraded big time. I bought a Toyota Rav4. Grew tired of the lemon I had and the very poor service.

Thanks,

W
WalknTall is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Ford Trucks | Utes | Vans |SUVs | Crossovers > Ford Escape | C-MAX | Mercury Mariner Forum



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 14:53.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.