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2001 Ford Escape Question: Car slows going up hill and seems to be getting worse???

 

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Shane_Masoumi, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Morehead, KY, June 02, 2009, 20:41
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The engine light is on & the car slows when going up hills to 45 mph or less and when I push down to hard it just races the motor or makes a loud noise. Whats wrong?

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, June 03, 2009, 21:17
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    Has the "Check Engine Light" come on? If so plugging in a scan tool to the diagnostic socket under the dash will be required to retrieve trouble codes. If the Escape is a manual transmission the clutch may be "slipping". If the Escape is equipped with an automatic transmission I would check the owner's manual and see how to check the automatic transmission fluid level. Definitely need to get this checked out sooner rather than later to avoid further damage.

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    Visitor, June 03, 2010, 13:27

    CAR HAS NO POWER

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    Visitor, July 23, 2010, 19:47

    my 2003 escape did that & it was bad coils. I would get that fixed asap!!!!

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    Visitor, October 20, 2010, 01:18

    In all likelihood your catalytic converter is defective and require replacing. You definitely need to hook a scanner tool up to your vehicle to get the correct diagnosis. If the scanner registers p0403 or p0402 you have a defective catalyst.
    Also, if you don't live in California go to your local Autozone and they should be able to hook a scan tool up to your vehicle for free.
    Good Luck.

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