my escapes electrical system is pulsing, headlights, interior lights etc... what could be the problem? please please dont tell me its the alt if it is i might just take it out to pasture and put one in the headlight, could lit be the battery? please help
ok well the machanic "AKA my dad" thinks its the grounds are corroded so all i need is a diagram so any help anyone could give would be great, also those of you who have made your own grounding kit please tell me what you used and where you put the grounds
My 2001 Tribby LX (v6) has the same annoying issue: pulsating dash & headlights.
My alternator has been changed about 4 years ago, and the battery about 3 years ago.
I had the car since new. 73,000 Km as of today (+/-).
Had the car at the dealership a few months ago, explained the situation, I was told that the alternator and battery tested out fine. For a more detailed check, they said they would have to remove the dashboard, but that is labor intense - a few hours at 100+/hr rate. So I passed. Unfortunately, Squishys photobucket links are not working anymore.
Not sure what to check. Need asome assistance.
So anyone with a fix for the pulseing lights (dashboard & headlights)?
A year later, same status quo. It's not the alternator, it's not the battery. I went on different long trips without any hiccups.
The only thing is: if you push the gas pedal slightly (revs should go I believe past 1000 or 1200), then the pulseing stops, and light is "fluid" if I can say so.
Any insights anyone?
I had the same thing happen years ago on an old F-150. At idle I could watch the voltage gage fluctuate. It was the voltage regulator. The part was 10$ from NAPA and took about 2 min to change, doubt it would be that easy on a newer Escape. Heck there might not be one.
The voltage regulator on the Escapes, unfortunately, is inside the alternator.Immediately, a $20 job becomes major.That is one issue which Ford should reconsider, among others, if they wish to stay high on customers satisfaction.
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