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How do adjust the idle on a ford escape 2001 xlt v6 model Well the car doesn't move when you let the brake go until you push the gas. When i turn my heat or ac on the power starts acting up like the radio cuts off the lights get dim things like that until i step on the gas then everything is fine. So im guessing its the idle.

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It sounds like your alternator or battery is beginning to fail. An alternator may provide enough power at idle when there is a low power load. Once you activate the heat or AC, the load is too much for a defective alternator to support.

Adjusting the idle is not the solution. Not only will it mask the electrical problem, it will prevent you from stopping your vehicle safely.

Hope this helps! Good luck!

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