Question about 2005 Ford Escape
I do not see it being a Converter problem. It sounds more like one of the engine management systems is not working. It can also be a Vacuum leak throwing off everything.
Alot depends on whether the "check engine" light has been set. You can get a free scan from Autozone or Oreillys to name a few places. You can also try using a water spray bottle while the engine is running.and spray around the Intake manifold gasket and any Vacuum fitting you see.
If there is a Vacuum leak the engine will lose RPM or die when you spray the spot that is leaking. If it has been awhile since you replaced a fuel filter it may be restricting the gas enough that you are getting heat-related Vapor lock since you need to wait before restarting the vehicle.
The scan would be the best idea to start with.
Posted on Oct 10, 2010
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