Question about 2005 Ford Escape
If it is an abrupt stall it could be a torque converter stuck in lock up. If is stalling due to low throttle you might try to clean the throttle plate.
Posted on Feb 03, 2018
I would check your "idle speed control" ISC on the intake manifold. It may just have to be cleaned. An ordinary can of carb cleaner should do the trick if the pintle valve inside is grunged up.
Posted on Feb 03, 2018
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
To update my earlier repair on the 2001 6 cyl Escape: When cold, and when the ignition was turned over but no accelerator pressure given, the rough idle finally returned the P0303 code again when the check engine light came on indicating that it wasn't caused by the plugs or the coil. FYI, I had replaced the intake manifold gaskets during the original repair and just prior to that I had replaced the fuel filter which was very dirty (I cut it open to see).
The repair manual referred to fuel injectors as a possible problem. I have run three tanks of fuel using different injector cleaning products and am very pleased with the results. Cold starts are much smoother and I am unable to coax out the P0303 code or any other code.
My opinion, change the fuel filter, use a fuel injector cleaner for a couple of tanks, change the plugs if the problem still exists. The coils were not the problem on my vehicle.
Posted on Mar 09, 2009
I had the defective cooler replaced yesterday and the Ford service manager told me there is no pan or filter in the 2008 escape, only a screen.
Posted on Sep 02, 2009
If it's not idling and has problems starting, it's probably the IAC motor. It's located on the throttle body. Follow the airfilter box all the way to the engine, where the rubber flex hose attaches. The throttle body should be the first aluminum part you come to. Attached to the side you'll find small little aluminum part with a small wire harness attached. Unplug it, take the IAC motor off and clean inside with carb cleaner. This should fix the problem with the idle.
Posted on Sep 11, 2009
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