Question about 1997 Ford Explorer AWD
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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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 1997 ford escort 16v 1.6 si
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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.
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Posted on Jul 14, 2008
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
Sounds like their is a vacume leak some where. Try replacing any cracked or broken vacume lines. This should fix ya.
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Posted on Jan 31, 2009
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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