The starter or an engine problem on my 2001 ford escape?

Asked by Nov 22, 2012 at 01:36 AM about the 2001 Ford Escape

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I think the starter on my 2001 ford escape might need to be replaced? All the lights come on (interior, headlights, brake lights ect) when i turn the key it
makes a really bad "put put put " noise and I think the starter on my 2001 ford escape might need to be replaced? All the lights come on (interior,
headlights, brake lights ect) when i turn the key it makes a really bad "put put put " noise and

2 Answers

105

im not sure if that is the starter, it could be. i would check all your fuses, relays and such to do with starting the vehicle before anything. other things to check could be grounds, battery connections and making sure all grounds are not corroded resulting in a power transfer drop. from the battery to starter. fords also have 2 solenoids for the starter, one usually on the fire wall along the top area on the passenger side or on a passenger fender, try jumping the starter with a screw driver on the solenoid and such. there is only one way it will work, it will spark but don't worry that is normal when you do this just for testing purposes. if it doesn't start then yes it would seem your starter is gone. other than that i don't know of anything it could be

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

If I Have Platinum Coverage on my car can I take it to another dealership to be serviced?

Your Answer

Ford Escape Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    6,110
  • #2
    Bratts
    Reputation
    3,000
  • #3
    kbro
    Reputation
    1,740
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Explorer
1,079 Great Deals out of 68,008 listings starting at $1,200
Used Honda CR-V
700 Great Deals out of 63,126 listings starting at $1,495
Used Toyota RAV4
618 Great Deals out of 61,608 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford F-150
3,009 Great Deals out of 230,578 listings starting at $1,300
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
873 Great Deals out of 71,780 listings starting at $900
Used Ford Focus
608 Great Deals out of 69,895 listings starting at $1,495
Used Jeep Cherokee
318 Great Deals out of 53,658 listings starting at $8,495
Used Hyundai Santa Fe
254 Great Deals out of 17,660 listings starting at $1,950

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Ford Escape For Sale
12 Great Deals out of 68,968 listings starting at $16,390
2017 Ford Escape For Sale
142 Great Deals out of 7,540 listings starting at $12,995
2016 Ford Escape For Sale
148 Great Deals out of 4,659 listings starting at $9,999
2015 Ford Escape For Sale
277 Great Deals out of 7,678 listings starting at $8,499
2014 Ford Escape For Sale
243 Great Deals out of 6,099 listings starting at $7,200

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.