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2003 ford escape over heats while idleing

While waiting in line for my daughter after school my escape seems to loose power and stalls out. It runs fine after I shut it off for a while

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  • Edmund R Hamner
    Edmund R Hamner Apr 23, 2014

    I don't know if your problem is associated with the heating issue that features in the other answers. If it is, then they may be correct in what is happening.

  • Edmund R Hamner
    Edmund R Hamner Apr 23, 2014

    If not, then it may be a catalytic problem. If your cat is becoming blocked, then cooling the engine by switching it off may allow a better esxhausst flow for a while and the problem will seem to go away. If your problem is also associated with a general loss of power (especiallly at higher speeds), uneven idling and the occasional stalling, then it sounds like a cat rpoblem. Unfortunately, on the Escape, solving a cat issue is expensive business and you may fail the emission test (if yo ulive in a state/county that requires one). Still, best to have it checked out to see if that is the problem. Good luck.

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There are a few things which should be happening to prevent both problems.

There is a fan relay which senses heat and then turns on the electric cooling fan. Around this time, an idle control should cause the RPM to increase to help circulate the water in the engine.

Sounds like the engine is getting too lean to run because these automatic controls are not working. The hot engine is running lean.

Posted on Apr 17, 2014

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You may want to check your oxygen sensor and vacuum hoses. An OBD can help you identify the exact cause. Most auto store and garage should have one.

Posted on Jun 04, 2009

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As the post said earlier they went to a ford shop.... I suggest to have your vehicle inspected elsewhere. maybe have your o rings replaced and your fuel system cleaned.

Posted on Jun 06, 2009

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If there is a Auto Zone around your area, have them scan the Explorer for any DTC codes since it's fee of charge. But in the mean time buy a can of MAF cleaner and follow the instructions and also buy a can of Trottle body cleaner and follow the instructions on the can. Clean the MAF and the Throttle body, also try to get the Idle Air Control falve cleaned too which is on the throttle body. So use up the whole can of Throttle body cleaner and it would not hurt to use two cans. Once everything is cleaned that should fix the problem, the other thing to that would cause your poor idle and stalling is a bad or dirty EGR valve which can be cleaned with Carburetor cleaner since it's stronger then the Throttle body cleaner, just remove the EGR and spray the Carbon build away and place back in place. Note: the Carb cleaner is to strong for the gaskets used on the throttle body so don't use it on the throttle body. Good luck and this should help get your Explorer running 100% soon.

Posted on Jul 09, 2009

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Sounds like it could be your Idle Air Control valve (IAC). The IAC does as it sounds and controls the idle in your vehicle. When these go bad, you can either clean them with a throttle body cleaner or replace them. Most people replace them as they are normally not very expensive and relatively easy to replace. The IAC is located on the throttle body which is where the air duct hose ends as it comes out of the air filter box. It is normally held on with a couple screws and just needs to be unplugged and plug the new one in. Please, please let me know if you have any further questions. If you can't find the location of the part let me know. Also if you don't think the IAC is your problem and have addition information that could point to something else, let me know. Here is a picture of what you are looking for: 656346b.jpg
This is the IAC for the 6 cylinder engine but it is different and more expensive on the 4. Let me know if you have the 4 and need a picture of it. Thanks for rating my response and for using FixYa!

Posted on Jul 30, 2009

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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

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