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Re: What did you do to your Escape today?

October 6th, 2019, 5:11 pm

The rain came earlier than expected. I only got the ptu/transfer case fluid changed. The rear Differential will have to wait for another day.

I should take care of some of the rust. But that is a story for another day. At 188,870 miles, the transmission got 3 1/2 Quarts, the Ptu got 12 ish ounces, and the tires got rotated. Though, I probably need new front snow tires. The grease boots on the tie rod ends and stabilizer links seemed pretty packed from the spring.

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Re: What did you do to your Escape today?

November 21st, 2019, 7:00 pm

Got new lights put in.

LEDs for the fogs.
Rigid lightbar.
HIDs for headlights.
Rear LED reverse lights. ImageImage

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Re: What did you do to your Escape today?

May 17th, 2020, 1:58 pm

what did i do to my escape today..........

it is more like what did my escape do to me today.......

for the past 2 months i have been wrestling with the dreaded no crank, no start issue.
so i let the car rest for 2 days while i researched yet more possible scenarios for repair. i am beginning to suspect the PCM as it is the controlled ground signal from it that completes the circuit to energize the starter relay and engage the starter.

my issue in a nutshell is that the starter relay is not getting energized to switch the power from the battery to the starter.

for more information: https://www.escape-city.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=74226

Re: What did you do to your Escape today?

August 22nd, 2020, 2:15 pm

Oil change today. 196,573 miles on my 2008 mariner v6 base. Also changed my pcv valve.

I had bought one a few years ago to replace when I did spark plugs. After inhibitions, and misplacements, the moons aligned and was able to replace it without removing the upper intake.

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Re: What did you do to your Escape today?

September 11th, 2020, 8:33 pm

Had a noise in the r/s front which turned out to be a bad wheel bearing. I removed the knuckle & took it to a local machine shop to have the old one pressed out & a new one pressed in. I am going to re-install the knuckle tomorrow.

Re: What did you do to your Escape today?

September 12th, 2020, 4:53 pm

Picked up the knuckle from the machine shop yesterday after work & installed it today.

Re: What did you do to your Escape today?

November 3rd, 2020, 3:21 pm

My Escape got hit while parked recently - hit and run. When they replaced the back glass they informed me that the hinges were bad. So, I replaced those. Replaced the driver side mirror that was smashed off as well, and did enough body work to the fender to pass inspection. The quarter panel was a total mess, and while I had never done body work before, I am satisfied with the results - even if its painfully obvious that an mature did the work ;-)

Also, I got new seat covers - Coverking Neosupreme. They were a little pricy but are awesome, and really improved the interior. Anyone else have problems with the seats in the 05 XLT? The fabric basically deteriorated and fell part.

I'd really love to upgrade the radio/head until next, but am concerned that I'd get it all part and have serious issues getting a screen installed.. So many question about shaving 1/16" off the dash, says modifications to the sub dash, and I can't be sure which head unit will pair well with an iPhone and provide Bluetooth capability to use the navigation from the phone and hands free calling. Plus the wiring harness looks like you still have to manually pair up and connect a ton of wires. You'd think they would make one that would plug into the OEM harness and then into the new head unit, like and adapter in between. Still too many questions to pull the trigger.

Re: What did you do to your Escape today?

November 7th, 2020, 4:43 pm

Here are the new seat covers:



Re: What did you do to your Escape today?

March 8th, 2021, 7:46 am

Castrol 5W-30W extended mileage synthetic oil change and filter, and replaced both stabilizer bar links (yesterday).
And...my inspection found my PS outer tie rod on it's way out that I'll replace in the coming days. :thumb:

Re: What did you do to your Escape today?

March 20th, 2021, 6:07 am

Replaced the PS outer tie rod end, (have another one on the way even though the DS seems ok). Living on a dirt road the past 2.5 years is starting to take it's toll on MtnEscaped nowadays... :(
And at 87 degrees here most of last week, (yeah bragging rights that we Floridians pay for in August when it's a constant 99 degrees here LOL). :fan:
And I aired the tires up/added a pint of Dexcool coolant, (don't even want to know where that's going)...
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