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Old 06-01-2015, 09:39 PM   #31
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Looks like the old escape might be sold already. Didn't even advertise it.
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Old 06-02-2015, 05:10 AM   #32
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Nice. Are you getting what you want out of it?

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What I want, no, lol. What I need, yes.
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The Escape survived... I did not sell it. It really has been a really good little vehicle. It now has 18X,XXX miles on it. This past weekend I put new pads, rotors, and end links on it. This coming weekend, weather permitting, it will get a new thermostat and water pump. I am getting a CEL every month or so - saying the coolant temp is too low, so the stat is stuck open. The heater has sucked all winter, so - that verifies that as well. The new water pump is going on because the current pump has a very slight leak and if I am opening the system for the stat, I may as well do the pump. The thermostat is in such a wonderful spot too - just behind the pump.

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You have the 4 cly. right? I have done 3 of them. On all I removed the power steering pump. Taken off the hoses and then un bolted the thermostat. I have bought 2 new ones from From and 1 from summit Racing. I think the Summit was a the same maker as Fords. There was green like check marks on them.
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Finally got to this yesterday, and also did the water pump.... and while I was in there noticed the idler pulley needed a new 6203 bearing. I wound up pulling the A/C Compressor to get to the t-stat. It went really good.... I took pics...

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See why I did the pump?


I took the 3 bolts out of the A/C Compressor and let it sit on my aluminum stool


With that out of the way, this is what it looks like


After fussing with those POS hose clamps, I finally pulled the stat out and did the hoses while the stat was unbolted.


I put good clamps on it for reassembly


I'm going to guess that this rub mark on the stat is what was causing it to "stick open"


Also put a new bearing in it...


Then I filled her up using this hose.... worked sweet.


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nice clear view with the a.c. moved. Water pump looked like you caught a week or 2 and it probably would be leaking me thought. When my Daughters went the bearing was wobbling and leaked
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That pump had been leaking since last summer. It was really weird. When we would drive for long periods of it would smell like caramel popcorn. I figured it was a leak, but nothing I could see. When I started digging into the thermostat... I noticed it was leaking after I took the pulley off. Couldn't see it without removing the pulley though.
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