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About jmueller778

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  • Region
    U.S. Great Lakes
  • Location
    Lemont, IL
  • Current Vehicle
    2001 Ford Escape XLT 4x4
  1. I'm hoping to get some answers or direction here. I recently purchased a 2001 Escape XLT 4x4 V6. The power door locks do not work. What is wierd is that if I manually lock all of the doors, I can unlock the drivers side door only with my Ford OEM keyless entry remote. None of the doors will lock AT ALL. I pulled out the drivers side (master) switch and viewed a wiring diagram online and found the pink/white wire that supplies power from the GEM module to the switch. When I probe that wire with my test light, it has constant power. If I press lock on the switch, nothing happens. If I press unlock, my test light grounds (light turns green for ground as its a powered test light), and the drivers door will unlock. I even went as far as accessing the GEM module and check continuety of the Pink/White wire from the GEM module connector to the switch and I had .006 OHMS, which is good. SO at that point, I thought the switch itself was bad. So got another switch, and it still did not work. Am I missing something here? I'm really scratching my head over here. I thought since I had power from the GEM, and continuety, I thought it was in the switch. The other odd thing is when I press unlock and lock repeatbly, I can here the GEM module click. Anyone ever run into this? Thanks ahead of time.
  2. jmueller778

    Escape Newby from Chicago Area

    Hello. I'm registering on the forum here to gain a little knowledge about the Escape. Recently, my Ford Focus died, and I didn't want a small car again, so I found a clean 2001 Ford Escape XLT 4x4. I'm an ex Ford mechanic, been out of the dealer seen as a tech since 2003. I'll be asking a ton of questions, as I'm trying to get all the bugs worked out on my truck. I really wanted a 2013 Ecoboost Escape, but I have a wife who is a full time student in nursing school, and 3 childeren who attend private catholic school, so tuition for all 4 of them has my funds tied up at the moment. I'm pretty knowlegable on anything automotive, and I work for Navistar (Engine Test Technician). So this is my intro.