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2013 Ford Escape S FWD 4dr

2013 Ford Escape
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Front Wheel Drive, Sport Utility Vehicle, Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD
22 mpg city / 31 mpg hwy
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October 12, 2011, 3:42 pm

Hannah T
 

Question: My Escape is whinning, what's the matter with it?

My Escapse has been making a whinning noise, like a little dog's whine. It's sporadic and does it even when the engine is shut off.


October 14, 2011, 3:59 pm

Elizabeth K
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Where is the noise coming from? Can you hear it better with the windows open or closed? If it's coming from the engine compartment, check the serpentine belt, all of the pulley bearings and the power steering pump.


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October 14, 2011, 5:38 pm

Hannah T
 

It's louder inside. My dad compared the sound to R2D2 (you know from star wars).


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October 14, 2011, 9:35 pm

Elizabeth K
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If it's inside, it could be the blower motor or an actuator for the blend door in the heater-a/c vent. Neither of those should be on when the engine is off, though, so you may have a short. Try pulling the fuses for those interior electrical devices (one at a time) and drive. When the noise goes away, that is the circuit with the noisy component.


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