2001 Ford Escape Q&A
2001 Ford Escape Question: Car slows going up hill and seems to be getting worse???
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. - patrick mannion
CAR HAS NO POWER - Visitor
my 2003 escape did that & it was bad coils. I would get that fixed asap!!!! - Visitor
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. - Visitor