Hey all, I got this 08 escape for free from a friend who decided it wasn't worth the money to fix. Decent shape for the age and miles. She's been driving it with a whining rear diff and starting it with the remote start because her key would only work sometimes if she jiggled it a bunch. She took it to a well known trusted local garage and they told her how much for the rear and she gave up. They couldn't get it started when she dropped it off. I winched it on my trailer last night and brought it home. Put my jump pack on it, wiggled the key a bunch and it fired right up! List of problems in order of concern: 1. Intermittent starting -- Possibly fixed 1A. Apparently the power steering is iffy. 2. Whining rear diff 3. Leaking sunroof (likely the root of half of my issues) -- Fixed unless I find out otherwise 4. Need to get her cds out, it says "CD ERROR" 5. Get a new spare key made -- Added after more looking into #1 @jwalterus has given me a few ideas, as has google. Anyone else have input? I'll update this as I work on it but it's a back burner project until I get a couple other things done. Pictures to follow. EDIT: Power steering worked fine first test drive and not 30min later when my wife got home. Car was running the whole time. That could be a problem.