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Have they checked the engine and transmission mounts? Have they checked the exhaust mounts? Just because the car is new these mounts should not be overlooked.
That's exactly what I was thinking!!!
 

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Today, following a rear cargo leak problem on my 2016 Titanium, I was convinced my roof rack was off the top long enough to dry out the top where the masting/caulking was cracked that I was finally able to permatex the hell out of the cracked areas and replace the roof racks. Very anxious/hopeful this fixes the issue as I only bought it last week. Very disappointed in myself for not looking more thoroughly back there while at the used car lot before I bought it. I am going to let it cure under a cover for 2 days and then give it the good old spray test/let is sit in the rain for a while before I replace all the interior I tore out. I guess one good thing to come out of this is that I will know to look more thoroughly next time, also the proud new owner of a nice dehumidifier ;)
 

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New Motorcraft battery, transmission flush, clock spring (my cruise control now works in a predictable and normal manner). Next, I'll add some fun bits and pieces.
 

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Replaced the cabin filter. Who was the clown who designed that badboy? jesus.

Also found what I believe to be the source of my "oil leak"... the valve cover blow by is coating the inside of my air intake pipe to the turbo and it was leaking out of the connector before the turbo.
 

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Cleaned her up this weekend.

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Mounted a Redline Tuning QuickLIFT ELITE hood lift system. Easy peasy.....has a factory installed look
Quick question, as I'm looking at the same thing for my new Escape for safety reasons (have disability issues that make raising the hood and installing the hoodprop a "Flying Walendas" level of complexity)

When you installed them, did you have someone holding the hood up, or were you relying on the hood prop?

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Mounted a Redline Tuning QuickLIFT ELITE hood lift system. Easy peasy.....has a factory installed look View attachment 76309
Quick question, I just ordered a kit for my 2020 Escape and I was wondering, is it possible to install the kit while only using the stock prop rod to hold the hood in place? Reason I ask is because I would be doing it myself since getting anyone out in this Covid-19 mess is a challenge at best.

I had a kit on my old Fusion and it was a godsend because of how heavy the hood was and how finicky the hoodprop was.

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Quick question, I just ordered a kit for my 2020 Escape and I was wondering, is it possible to install the kit while only using the stock prop rod to hold the hood in place? Reason I ask is because I would be doing it myself since getting anyone out in this Covid-19 mess is a challenge at best.

I had a kit on my old Fusion and it was a godsend because of how heavy the hood was and how finicky the hoodprop was.

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From the video on this page it appears that you can do it that way.
You may have to push the hood away from you slightly to attach the first strut at the top and then it should keep it in the correct position to fit the second strut.


Check out 2.11 into the video... :)
 
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From the video on this page it appears that you can do it that way.
You may have to push the hood away from you slightly to attach the first strut at the top and then it should keep it in the correct position to fit the second strut.


Check out 2.11 into the video... :)
Quick question, I just ordered a kit for my 2020 Escape and I was wondering, is it possible to install the kit while only using the stock prop rod to hold the hood in place? Reason I ask is because I would be doing it myself since getting anyone out in this Covid-19 mess is a challenge at best.

I had a kit on my old Fusion and it was a godsend because of how heavy the hood was and how finicky the hoodprop was.

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Yes you can do it by yourself, its very simple and yes use the rod to prop it up. You will have to lift the hood ever so slightly to connect the gas struts.
 

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Yes you can do it by yourself, its very simple and yes use the rod to prop it up. You will have to lift the hood ever so slightly to connect the gas struts.
Okay thanks, out of curiosity, how much effort does it take to unscrew the bolts on each fender? The car was only built in February so in theory it shouldn't be that hard.

Should I also grab some touchup paint or would that run the risk of making it difficult to put the new Redline supplied bolts in?

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No problem just use the supplied instructions, make sure to loosen the right bolt, no paint needed, believe me its very simple.
 

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No problem just use the supplied instructions, make sure to loosen the right bolt, no paint needed, believe me its very simple.
Silly question, do I need a deep well socket, or is that simply to avoid whacking your knuckles? I went through my socket set and realized that all I have is a standard depth socket set. (I might have an extension bar, but I need to double check.

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Silly question, do I need a deep well socket, or is that simply to avoid whacking your knuckles? I went through my socket set and realized that all I have is a standard depth socket set. (I might have an extension bar, but I need to double check.

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If you follow the installation video I put on post #1053 you will notice the guy uses a small extension but that was probably to show his action on the video clearer.
A standard socket set should be fine.
 
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If you follow the installation video I put on post #1053 you will notice the guy uses a small extension but that was probably to show his action on the video clearer.
A standard socket set should be fine.
Well, I managed to get the hood struts installed but I think deep sockets would have made the job much easier (could only hand tighten everything but I think I managed to twist it hard enough) but I notice the descent isn't swift enough and you have to make sure you give the hood a strong shove to get it to close and latch properly.

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Well, I managed to get the hood struts installed but I think deep sockets would have made the job much easier (could only hand tighten everything but I think I managed to twist it hard enough) but I notice the descent isn't swift enough and you have to make sure you give the hood a strong shove to get it to close and latch properly.

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Yes...that is the trade off. With the old system with a hood prop you can just drop it within around a foot of closing and it will latch. :)
 

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Yes...that is the trade off. With the old system with a hood prop you can just drop it within around a foot of closing and it will latch. :)
I'm still used to the redline system on my old Ford Fusion, but to be fair that hood was a lot heavier. that the Escape's hood is.

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