The vehicle was taken to a repair shop who inspected the vehicle and provided a diagnosis which was extensive. This did nothing for the grinding resistance and failure of the brake pedal upon initially needing to stop, and still the abs light pops on once I reach 20-25 mph. The abs module appears to be where damage was sustained. Unhook the lower retracting spring from the front brake shoe to disconnect it. Torque the nut to 76 ft. Lower the vehicle and slowly drive forward for a couple of feet and slam on the brakes, then do the same in reverse.
Slide the brake shoe assembly--including the shoes and springs--down so you can disengage the top ends of the shoes from the cylinder and tilt them to lift them past the retaining plate. He looked out of the window and saw smoke rolling from under the hood of the vehicle. The dealer made no mention to the light and I wrongly assumed that it wasn't a problem. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where a diagnostic was performed, which located the failure at the hydraulic control unit. Adjusting the hand brake on your Ford Escape properly requires two steps. They found and replaced a bad tone ring on the left front axle.
What Owners Should Do Ford will notify owners, and dealers will repair the vehicles by increasing the engine cover clearance, free of charge. The vehicle was driven and shortly after the diagnosis the abs warning light randomly illuminated. An out of date and broken brake drum functions a lot less efficiently; changing it minimizes the probability of damaging other automotive components. The contact did take the vehicle to her mechanic, but before reaching the mechanic her abs light turned on. I thank the lord that I was sitting in a parking lot when it happened and not out on the road where it could have been a very bad situation.
I wrongly assumed that when the abs light was illuminated on the dash that there wasn't any problem since no mention of it was made by the dealer. Since 2000, Centric Parts has supplied the automotive aftermarket with high-quality replacement brake parts. Later, the abs warning light illuminated while traveling 25 mph and the brakes failed to work properly. Consumer was able to stop while pumping the brake three times, and drove vehicle to the dealer for inspection. Remedy parts are expected to be available in mid-August 2012.
Hopefully, this immediate detection of the fire limited the amount of damage. For a 2002 the mileage wasn't bad 139,000. The current mileage is 55,600 and failure mileage was 55,400. I have had problems with this vehicle since driving it off the lot. Am I to just take their word for it? The contact turned the vehicle off and the warning indicator went off but it continued to illuminate when the vehicle was driven. While driving at any speed, the brakes grind when stopping the vehicle. The Ford Escape braking system includes all-wheel disc brakes.
Hopefully, this immediate detection of the fire limited the amount of damage. Summary Ford Motor Company is recalling certain model year 2001 through 2004 Escape vehicles equipped with 3. He got it back on and advised me to go to my dealer. Then he found the problem my speed control cable was no longer connected. My ecu on this vehicle was replaced at a Ford dealership in cottage grove, or in November of 2008. I took it to my Ford dealership, they reportedly did not find a problem with the brakes, but performed a recall on only the abs light itself. The abs warning indicator light also illuminates.
As a result, the shift control lever could disengage from the transmission without warning. I took it to my dealer and they couldn't get it to turn off. Remove the front brake shoe. Consequence If the shift lever disengages from the transmission, a driver may be unable to shift gear positions and the indicated shift position may not represent the gear position the vehicle is in. After reaching the right speed the abs light would come on and work fine until I turned the car off. Check eBay for parts first, as you can often find new brake drums there cheaply. Last driven 5 hours earlier.
Spread the shoes apart at the bottom to remove the adjusting screw, the screw's retracting spring and the adjuster lever. If so release it the brake shoes should release the drum. Now six months later June 2011 the abs light comes on again with the brake pedal pulsating at times. The manufacturer was contacted but the vehicle was not further repaired. First, a brake shoe adjustment is necessary to ensure proper clearance between the brake shoes and drum, followed by a hand brake lever adjustment to adjust lever travel. Obviously, they have missed several of these dangerous components, or the website is incorrect.
Spray the caliper bolts with chain lubricant if they are difficult to remove. I took it to the Ford dealership to have the latest recall fixed regarding the reservoir cap. Lift the rear of the Escape with a floor jack positioned under the center pivot of the rear suspension. I took it back to the service center again and they had to do the same thing on the right side front. . Then you can slide the drums off.
Those are easier to replace due to the ability to turn the steering wheel to access the caliper bolts. Since 2000, Centric Parts has supplied the automotive aftermarket with high-quality replacement brake parts. Because of the location of the upper bolt, it will be difficult to get the proper leverage to apply enough torque to break the grip of rust. The alarm sounded alerting my husband inside. I believe Ford must correct this situation financially and make sure that all 2002 Escapes are included in the recall. Manual adjustment is required if brakes do not self-adjust or after brake shoes have been removed or replaced.