Question about 2009 Ford Escape

Open Question

2009 ford escape check engine light is on,

When i put gas in, car starts to sputter, and dies at stops. is it fuel vent problem?

Posted by Anonymous on


6 Suggested Answers

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 16 Answers

SOURCE: engine oil pressure light goes on and off

changing the oil may fix the problem at least check the level is correct.

Posted on Feb 22, 2009

  • 355 Answers

SOURCE: 2003 Ford Escape Won't Idle

well it could be idle control valve but i would check for vacuum leaks first see if any hose fell off but could be egr valve stuck open hope this leads you some where

Posted on Sep 18, 2009

Testimonial: "Very thourough and helpful. Thanks!!!"

  • 373 Answers

SOURCE: 2003 ford escape. 75,000 miles on it. Sputters

What engine do you have?
I have a 2002 Escape with 3.0 V6. It sounds like the ignition is getting damp and the engine is misfiring. If the CEL is flashing, you really shouldn't be driving it. Check the owners manual, but you could damage the engine.
Anyway, go to an Autozone or other parts store. Many will scan your engine for the DTC code for free. This code will give you a clue.
My code was for a for a cylinder misfire. I was close to 100,000 miles, so I replaced the plugs first, then the one coil. It was the coil.

Posted on Oct 31, 2009

  • 5537 Answers

SOURCE: After putting premium gas in my 2003 focus on

Hello, Have a comment or two about your car. First thought was about Inertia switch in the rear cargo area of your vehicle. There is a reset button on the impact (inertia) switch for the fuel pump. You should hear the pump run the first second or 2 when you turn your key. It also has a power relay which should be in a black box of relays. There is also an Ignition relay on some Ford products.

When you tried the Starting fluid, you said it did not Start. But did it hit at all? When you did not have any codes on the computer, did the computer and the scanner connect or was the computer dead? Dead computer equals no codes.

There are a few things you can do and what I would try if I was there. Check the relays I mentioned. Go back to the basics and check for spark at the plugs and compression. If possible check fuel pressure at the Injector rail (which could lead back to a bad fuel pressure regulator). Check for power at the TPS switch at the throat of the Airhorn.

If you have no power to the TPS, or the fuel pump, check the Ignition switch. You have power for cranking, but the RUN terminal on the Ignition switch is a different terminal. Now for any missing test tools, you can get Loaners at Autozone and Oreillys with a deposit.

Would like to know the outcome of this problem. Thanks

Posted on Oct 21, 2010

  • 2019 Answers

SOURCE: Ford Escape started sputtering tonight and then

Yes, it is safe to drive.
It could be something simple like moisture on the plug wires, water in the gas tank, etc.
But there will be codes stored in the car OBDII system that will tell you more details.
A place like Autozone will read them for free.

Posted on Feb 08, 2011

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

What is code P0455?

emissions control leak detected (large leak) would start with gas cap

Jun 04, 2016 | 2009 Ford Escape

1 Answer

Sputtering/almost stalling at Red Lights

Is your check engine light on? If it is yo can have it check to dee what code is stored. This should help lead you to the problem.

Apr 09, 2017 | 2009 Subaru Forester

1 Answer

1999 honda accord seems like it isn't gettign a steady fuel supply, it keeps sputtering and almost dies but when I pump the gas pedal it revs back up. I just put a new O2 sensor in and it sounds l

First question is - is the check engine light on ?
If yes you should check it for codes next.
You may have to use a scanner to watch the O2 sensor to figure out if it is too lean or too rich. I would also check fuel pressure at the rail with a gauge to make sure pressure is normal. Could be a faulty fuel pressure regulator among other things.

Dec 06, 2012 | 1992 Honda Accord

1 Answer

2009 ford escape easy fuel light stays on

Dear Sir:
Look in some autocar shop for the gas cap, is VERY IMPORTANT, for to avoide the scape gas.
God bless you

May 24, 2012 | 2009 Ford Escape

2 Answers

2003 Ford Escape Won't Idle

well it could be idle control valve but i would check for vacuum leaks first see if any hose fell off but could be egr valve stuck open hope this leads you some where

Sep 18, 2009 | 2003 Ford Escape

1 Answer

Once again, trouble with my 2002 ford escape. It is a 3.0, 4x4. When I try starting it, it dies almost immediately. The only way to keep it running is by pressing on the gas pedal; just enough for it to...

Mass air flow sensor or Manifold absolute pressure sensor are two sensors which are interconnected with the EGR valve and both will affect engine performance, in particular the idle.
I don't know which of these sensors the ford escape has , but I would check it out.

Jul 12, 2009 | Ford Escape Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Fuel problem with 03 alero.......Sputtered, died, now wont stop

I am having the same exact issue right now with my 01 Alero. Been having electrical issues with lights coming on and off. ABS was kicking on a few times even. It started sputtering like it was running out of gas, thought that might have been the case. But after I put gas in it it still didn't start. Now it turns over but nothing. What ended up being wrong with yours?

Jun 28, 2009 | 2003 Oldsmobile Alero

1 Answer

Codes P0303, P0451,P0440- gas cap replaced 2X check engine light

PO303 # 3 cylinder miss fire: check ign coil and wires,
PO440: looks like perhaps something to do with the fuel line change! i would look further into it before traveling far perhaps a really well reputed garage can help?????

Jan 24, 2009 | 2000 Kia Sportage

Not finding what you are looking for?
2009 Ford Escape Logo

Related Topics:

121 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts


Level 3 Expert

76691 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22219 Answers


Level 3 Expert

5537 Answers

Are you a Ford Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides