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

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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

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