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wheatltc
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Sep 6, 2012, 10:28 AM

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I own a 2008 Ford Escape and twicw recently the engine just cut off, all the panel lights came on and the radio stopped - just as when you initially turn the ignition key. It only laste for about 1-2 seconds and then restarted. It acts like the ignition is momentarily turned off. Has only happend twice. Both in the last week so very difficult to troubleshoot. Help !!!


Discretesignals
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Sep 6, 2012, 11:00 AM

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Which engine? Hybrid? 4wd?





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wheatltc
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Sep 6, 2012, 11:44 AM

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It is gasoline 4cyl DOHC 2-wheel drive XLS


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Sep 6, 2012, 5:59 PM

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When does it stall out? While cruising, at a stop, while decelerating, under acceleration, or all the above? Any aftermarket equipment?





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wheatltc
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Sep 7, 2012, 5:29 AM

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It has only happened twice. Once while travelling around 60mph and hitting a small bump (roadwork) and once while doing a quick U-turn. However, I believe I found the problem. While checking for loose connections under the hood (I suspected a possible loose battery connection) I found that the ground strap running from the -ve terminal to the frame was barely connected at the terminal end. When I touched it it came away. I'm actually surprised the car ran at all as it was barely making a connection. I believe this was a result of some work I had done on my car some time ago, not a Ford/factory problem. Thanks for your follow-up though.


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Sep 7, 2012, 11:26 AM

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Let us know how things turn out with that ground.





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