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In the video above, we show you how to fix minor oil leaks in your 2004 Ford Escape. We will show you specifically how to determine if the fluid leaking from your Escape is oil, check your oil level and fix the oil leak using stop leak. Extremely low oil levels can critically damage your engine, so it is important to be proactive about oil leaks, however small. Oil leaks in the 2004 Escapes with the 3.0 liter engine are often due to a bad seal in the drain plug - the metal washer in your drain plug can only be tightened a few times before it loses its ability to seal and should be replaced periodically to prevent leaking. Replacing the metal washer should only be done when you change the oil in your Escape, fortunately the video above shows how to fix the minor leak in the interim.
Fixing minor oil leaks is fairly straightforward, but first, make sure that your engine is cold and that your Escape is parked on a level surface when you check the oil level as both of these things can cause the oil level to read low. Check our What is Leaking? video to see what type of fluid is leaking from your Escape if you are unsure.
Minor transmission fluid leaks can often be fixed with the right sealant - see how to do this2004 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L V6
Sure you can take it in for a $19 lube, but are you OK with a stripped oil pan and cheap parts in return?2004 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L V6
Leaking coolant is usually a sign that your water pump needs to be replaced. This video shows you how to quickly plug it2004 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L V6
The best way to fix leaking hoses is to replace them, but if you don't have time, a stop leak product might work for you2004 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L V6
On many cars, the high beam bulb runs at reduced power during the day - check 'em and change 'em!2004 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L V6
If you have an electrical component that doesn't work, try replacing the fuse first2004 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L V6