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I own a 01 ford escape xlt anda every time in the mornings when i turn it on it kinds of acceleratte its self and decelerattes likes if it is going to shut off and once the engine warms up that goes away i dont know what coul it be because the truck runs great and the engine works perfect only when the engine is cold it does that.........

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If it's not the idle control valve it could be that the upper or lower intake manifold gaskets have gone bad. That would cause them to leak air and make the engine run lean, and too fast, until the engine warms up and the gap swells shut.

Posted on Nov 28, 2010

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I have the same vehicle, I found 2 issues wrong with mine. One was that a misfire in a cylinder, which meant replacing a coil. The other was that the IAC (Idle Air Control) was bad and needed to be replace.

Posted on Nov 06, 2010

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