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Old 02-15-2013, 09:14   #1 (permalink)
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2005 Esacpe Starting Issue

Hi,

This month I have had some problems with my 05 Escape starting. When I try to start it takes a lot longer to turn over and the speed and RPM needle on the gauges start to shake. After about 5 seconds they start working.
The gas gauge does not work at all until I drive around for awhile and the odometer resets itself every time. I thought it was a problem with my battery because it has been very cold but today it was much warmer and same problem. This only happens when the can has been off for at-least 8 hours, if the car has been running it will start up fine.

Sorry if my English is not great I am still learning.

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Old 02-15-2013, 09:22   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 2005 Esacpe Starting Issue

On the right trail with the battery .Seen similar with low battery on some other models , the instruments go into test mode . Might be worth testing battery or at least put on a charge and see if it cures fault . Or depending on age , replace .
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Old 02-17-2013, 18:19   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 2005 Esacpe Starting Issue

2005 on the original battery = replace it. A $100 battery isn't worth getting stranded anywhere in the cold weather. After 8+hours the battery drains more and you lack the proper amperage to start the vehicle.
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:27   #4 (permalink)
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Put a new one in yesterday and all is well! Its starting better than it has in along time! Thanks again guys I really appreciate the help!
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Good to hear , thanks for update .
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