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Hello.
Two days ago I bought a Ford Escape 2001 the car is very nice, but already I have a problem.
I can open my trunk door or the window (from the trunk door).
Maybe someone had this problem because I don't know what to do.
I search for the recalls but nothing similar with this problem.
Yestarday I separet the remotes because I had 2 remotes from to different cars and for my surprise was working but not all the time.

I hope that someone could help me.

Thank you.
 

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I hope that someone else has already responded, but have you listened carefully to the trunk while you activate the remote locks? If you do not hear a resounding click, then I am sorry my friend your actuator has died. The result is that your trunk is locked, and in Ford's infinite wisdom they failed to put a manual lock on the door as well.

To open it manually, you can pry the plastic cover back from the inside and push down on the rod leading from the handle to the actuator and then open it normally. You will not be able to completely remove the plastic panel until the door is open though, because the it is screwed on from the bottom.

Unfortunately, the actuator itself is not available for direct purchase. If you go to ford, they will sell you the entire assembly for between $150 and $200. If you are willing to risk a few bucks and a few hours though, there is a significantly cheaper option.

The actuator itself is virtually identical to the "Omega DS2.1SQ Lock Actuator". That part is available from http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=330-582for $10.70. The electronic connector doesn't match, so be prepared to cut some wires. Also, and this is the tricky part, the connection from the actuator to the mechanism is different so you will have to fashion a new connection. What you will find is that the old connection is a pressure fitting, and the new one comes with a hook and screw setup. I ended up cutting (very carefully) the top of the old actuator off and screwing it to the new one with a little adhesive. Not the prettiest approach but but at 5% of the cost I don't care about pretty. It works, and has continued to work for the past 5 months.

Good luck!!!
 

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The other alternative is a universal actuator (the route I went). $7 shipped from e-bay. Had to do a little fabricating, but the end result is my hatch locks and unlocks and I saved a bundle. I know I have a picture around here somewhere. It ain't pretty, but it works and it's hidden so who cares. :rockon:
 

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i have the same problem with my escape. ive found the farther away i am when i start pushingthe unlock button on my remote the better it works
 
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