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About elstraitjacket

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    2006 Ford Escape XLS

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  1. Hey all, while replacing the pigtails on the ignition coils on my 2006 Escape (2.3L/FWD/MT) I pushed the vacuum line (from the brake booster to the throttle body) out of the way and inadvertently broke the brittle brittle connector. I can't seem to find the right size connector and I'm not sure if it's an Escape-specific part, as the old connector is now crumbled in pieces. Has anyone replaced this and if so, what is the connector size? Thanks in advance!!
  2. Hey all, I have a 2006 2WD Escape w manual trans. When I got it about a month ago it had an ABS light on. I replaced the sensor, then realized it had a bad tone ring on the driver's side, which I assumed would fix the issue. It didn't. As soon as I started driving after the tone ring replacement the light came back on. I checked the fuses and everything seems fine. It is still throwing the C1233 code. I've heard that some codes take a certain number of fault-free drive cycles before the code will clear itself from the system. It runs and brakes fine, it's just annoying and won't pass inspection, which is due at the end of this month, Any help is appreciated!
  3. elstraitjacket

    Hello from DC!

    Awesome! Those 1st Gen MS3s are gorgeous!
  4. Hey all, I just programmed two fobs on my 2006 Escape XLS. When I hit UNLOCK, on the fob nothing happens; UNLOCK twice and all the doors unlock-except the driver's side door. Unlock button on the door will also unlock all doors except driver's side. Pushing LOCK on the fob/door button will lock everything. Would this be an issue with the actuator/solenoid on the DS door lock? Bonus: when I hit PANIC, the lights faintly blink but the horn doesn't sound. Pushing on the steering wheel horn button will make the horn sound. I just bought the car and haven't been able to find a wiring diagram. Also searched these forums but didn't find anyone with quite the same issue. Any advice would be appreciated!
  5. elstraitjacket

    Hello from DC!

    What's up everyone! I've never been a Ford guy (had an Integra that had about 300k on it before I got rid of it and now have a Mazda) but I just picked up an 06 Escape for dirt cheap from a friend. It's got a manual trans and the same 2.3L engine as my Mazda; it's essentially a Mazda Tribute apparently. I'm pumped to have this as a fun camping/fishing/adventure car! Been working on it, getting new tires, replacing suspension, etc. Next thing is to replace front brakes-calipers, rotors, and pads, as one of the calipers is seizing.