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    Car mechanical/electrical problem

    I have a late model Ford Escape with a turn signal that is acting funny. The odd thing is it's only the right signal, which is blinking about twice as fast as it should. Both the indicator and the signal itself are doing this. No issues with the left.

    I know when you have a signal blinking faster than normal it often indicates a battery or charging system issue. But what about just one signal?

    Any thoughts would be appreciated.



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    Re: Car mechanical/electrical problem

    You need to replace the actual bulb, same thing with my Ford Focus. Problem solved.



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    Re: Car mechanical/electrical problem

    Doesn't that mean the bulb is about to go out?


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    Re: Car mechanical/electrical problem

    One bulb on that side is burnt out.




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    Re: Car mechanical/electrical problem

    Low blinker fluid can cause that, too.


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    Re: Car mechanical/electrical problem

    Quote Originally Posted by isuaggie View Post
    One bulb on that side is burnt out.
    After checking some auto forums, this seems like a likely cause. I'll check all of the bulbs on that side. Thanks!



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    Re: Car mechanical/electrical problem

    Quote Originally Posted by iahawkhunter View Post
    Low blinker fluid can cause that, too.
    Could also be his retro encabulator.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXJKdh1KZ0w]Rockwell Retro Encabulator - YouTube[/ame]



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    Re: Car mechanical/electrical problem

    Might as well check the muffler belt while your standing on top of the car.

    Quote Originally Posted by iahawkhunter View Post
    Low blinker fluid can cause that, too.


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    Re: Car mechanical/electrical problem

    Quote Originally Posted by kilgore_trout View Post
    Might as well check the muffler belt while your standing on top of the car.
    Being thorough is always a good thing.


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    Re: Car mechanical/electrical problem

    No bulbs out. I guess I'll try replacing the signal bulb itself and see what happens.



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    Re: Car mechanical/electrical problem

    I think that is a sign that the kanuter valve is acting up and needs checked.



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    Re: Car mechanical/electrical problem

    Quote Originally Posted by psychlone99 View Post
    No bulbs out. I guess I'll try replacing the signal bulb itself and see what happens.
    Yeah, it won't actually be out. But, it's about to go out.


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    Re: Car mechanical/electrical problem

    Quote Originally Posted by kilgore_trout View Post
    Might as well check the muffler belt while your standing on top of the car.
    Since it's a Ford, you'll need a left-handed monkey wrench.


    I'd agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.

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    Re: Car mechanical/electrical problem

    Quote Originally Posted by psychlone99 View Post
    No bulbs out. I guess I'll try replacing the signal bulb itself and see what happens.
    You still need to replace the bulb or it's going to keep blinking like that.



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    Re: Car mechanical/electrical problem

    Quote Originally Posted by psychlone99 View Post
    No bulbs out. I guess I'll try replacing the signal bulb itself and see what happens.
    It might be one of the bulbs that has dual elements and the one is out that is not the turn signal. About guaranteed it is a bad bulb whether it appears to be working correctly or not.........


    Is it on the same side as your antenna? If so that could mean you have to replace the antenna bearings in order to make the timing of the blinker correct.



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