2002 Ford Escape intermittently not starting.

Asked by Nov 05, 2016 at 05:06 AM about the 2002 Ford Escape XLT 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My son's 2002 Ford Escape is not
starting...sometimes. The first time it happened he
left and came back with friends to try jumping it to
find it started right up before doing anything. It has
happened a foe more times now. He was able to get
is going twice now after taking the gas cap off and
putting it back on.... not sure it that was truly the fix
or coincidence? He has also noticed that when it is
doing this sometimes his radio works and
sometimes not, where as when it is starting fine,
there isn't a problem with his radio. College student
so money is extremely tight. Hoping to get some
ideas before going to the shop. Can't afford trial
and error fixes! Thank you!

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