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High rpms/ I have a 2004 Ford escape with 60,000 miles, the other day my son was driving and the rpms shot up to 3000 rpms while at a stop sign. He had to drive the rest of the way home with his foot on the brake to keep the car fromgoing to fast. During that time the engine light came on. This morning I brought it to a mechanic who said some type of sensor on the air intake was fouled. He then took off the plastic( not sure of the correct name something like pletem) and there was an oily residue concentrated in one of the six plastic channels. He said that there was a problem with engine block and was going to be quite costly to repair. I then took it to another mechanic who said he did not believe that the problem was in the block because the airflow would push the oily residue into the engine block and notin the plastic (pletem) and the sensor. Please help. I want to keep the car but if the repair is going to cost $1000'S I WILL HAVE TO TRADE IT IN.

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Go to a ford dealer that you can trust and get them to put there ford only scan tool on the unit to get an accurate answer, being a heavy duty mechainc i do a lot of automotive work on the side and i can tell you there are a lot of frauds outs there, go to ford to get a scan check then you will be told exactly what the issue is for about 65 bucks and in about 1/2 hour!!! it could be an air/idle sensor but who knows there are so many sensors on these bloody vehicles these days that you almost always need the scan tool to make the diagnosis!! hope you find out!!

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