How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dan Your Own Question
Dan, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Ford
Satisfied Customers: 1687
Experience:  Auto Technician
Type Your Ford Question Here...
Dan is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

2008 Escape will not start. I happened a bit ago that every

Customer Question

2008 Escape will not start. I happened a bit ago that every now and then it would not start in the morning but cycling the ignition would allow it to start. Right now it just cranks but will not start. PATS light starts blinking fast as well.
JA: Have you checked the engine's fuel supply? And the spark plugs -- are they all working?
Customer: Yes. Have fuel pressure. Have not checked spark.
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I first checked the battery 13 volts. I was going to get my snap on scanner, but it is 50 miles away right now. I also do not think it works on pats
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: Not that I can think of. cranks nice.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Dan replied 1 year ago.

Hello my name is***** am an ASE Master Technician and I am glad to help you out with your question.

Expert:  Dan replied 1 year ago.

A PATS issue causes a no crank condition.

I would check spark and injector pulse next since you already checked fuel pressure.

You also need a scan tool to check for codes.

Please reply to this if you need more help and we can continue this conversation. If you are satisfied with my service, please rate at the top of the screen. Rating does not close out your question. Remember, sometimes it is difficult to completely diagnose your vehicle without being there, but I will try to give you the best answer I can. If I am not giving you 5 star service, please let me know what I missed.



ASE Master Technician

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
OK. Well I just pulled a coil and installed another plug in the coil and grounded it. bumped the ignition and it started on 3. Shut it off reinstalled the coil and it is starting fine now. I do notice that the light does not blink fast anymore either, it is acting normal now. I guess I will see what happens in the morning.
Expert:  Dan replied 1 year ago.

Ok let me know.