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When put my 98 ford escort se 2.0 into drive it wants to die the idle drops.if you rev engine and go it runs great on the freeway. but will still idle low at a stop and die any ideas?

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Okay, two things.......dirty MAF sensor(clean it) and idle air control valve. don-ohio

Posted on Jan 07, 2013

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SOURCE: 2004 Ford Ranger Low Idle

I figured out what was going on. supposedly on ford rangers the Idle Air Control Valve (IAC Valve) goes bad. i got a trouble code looked it up and sure enough it is the IAC Valve. Under 100 bucks for the part

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SOURCE: 99 escort sputters and stalls, engine bogs down in idle

The CAMshaft position sensor is faulty.

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SOURCE: 2001 ford escort, rough idle, runs smooth while

Your IAC may be defective, first check the canister purge valve by removing the large hose off the charcoal canster and plugging the hose with a bolt or something you can fit into it, then try it also check PCV valve and see if it's bad. there are more things to check like fuel filter fuel pump and or fuel strainer if fuel tank but would need to have more information to help.

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SOURCE: 2003 Ford Expedition, low idle, no power while driving.

sounds like water in gas. add gas line antifreeze. 2 bottleshould do it.

Posted on Oct 27, 2009

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SOURCE: 98 Ford Explorer engine/exhaust noise

When catalytic converters go bad, the porcelain matrix inside comes loose and is noisy.
But you can just unbolt it, break up the loose chunks, pour out the pieces, and it will run better than ever.
If you don't pass the next emissions test, then replace it.

But it could just be the heat shield rattling instead.
Take the shield off first, to see if it goes away.

Posted on Jan 03, 2010

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