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Why does my 97 explorer rev up so high when I step on the gas?

When i drive I press on the gas and it revs up really high then goes down but takes along time to accelerate

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Transmission is not engaging. Bad torque converter or solenoids.

Posted on Jan 10, 2013

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SOURCE: Intermittent high revving!

Throttle position sensor.

Posted on Jun 27, 2008

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SOURCE: 1997 ford escort 16v 1.6 si

Hi,

Appreciate the "Ask Me".

The technically proper diagnostic procedure would be to have the car's computer scanned and the readings interpreted for errors. The error codes would determine the "probable" defects.

To my knowledge, there were at least three (3) Technical Service Bulletins for '97 Escorts:
1. July '98 - wiring harness/loom for power control module;
2. Oct '98 - change IAC valve with a new design/version; and
3. Oct '98 - change power control module (PCM).

All of the above directly affects idling (among others) and are strictly dealer repairs. If however you would prefer a DIY (do-it-yourself), then you would probably want to focus on:
a. locate the PCM and connect a grounding wire to pin 28;
b. remove, check/clean/replace the IAC valve and the throttle body/assy with special precautions. Pls reference this page for additional information;
c. or it maybe as simple as a return spring out of position for the idle level. I believe their are available aftermarket idle repair kits for Escorts that are comparable if not better.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

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Posted on Jul 14, 2008

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SOURCE: Engine over revs

it all depends on what yr the ford is b/c my grandmas car dose it a lot when you go to shut the car off make sure it is in park and it is in a idle then when you start it it should be fine if not go under the hood and see if it accelator can be lossened a littel bit if so it will save you on gas and the idle wont be as high. if that dose not work then dont worrie about it it wont harm the car any and dont pump the gas pedall while the car is not running

Posted on Jul 28, 2008

Charlie1221
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SOURCE: stalls when put into drive on starting

Sounds like their is a vacume leak some where. Try replacing any cracked or broken vacume lines. This should fix ya.

Please contact me if your problem presists.

Thanks, Charlie

Posted on Jan 31, 2009

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SOURCE: 2003 Ford F-150, revs high when drving then jerks and gains speed

Sounds like your transmission.

I'd take it to a reputable shop right away.

It could be a number of things, but probably a stuck valve body.

You can expect a rebuild to cost around $700-1000.

Also, it's a good idea to get a transmission cooler if your truck doesn't have one. You show can tell you, and they can probably install one for about $100. That's close to what it would cost you to buy one, then you still have to put it in.

Posted on Feb 27, 2009

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hi there
sounds like you need a tune up or you need your injectors cleaned
so i will help you clean them with out getting your hands dirty but you need to follow me every step of the way.
first i will give you my tips
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