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Changed battery on 2003 ford escape 12/30/10. Started engine immediately raced and surged. Turned off tried again same thing happened, like gas peddle stuck.

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Have throttle position sensor checked out.

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Intermittent P0191 error code

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What I did that you can consider was:
  1. But a new fuel filter.
  2. Get a 5 gallon gas can.filled with fresh gas.
  3. Get some cheap gasoline proof container (or several containers) for waste gasoline.
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  5. Drive the car until the fuel level is low.
  6. Remove the fuel pump module.
  7. Vacuum the gas tank into the waste gas container through the opening left by the fuel module. Try to get the dirt off the bottom.
  8. When you have vacuumed all you can get, stop awhile and let the dirt settle in the waste container.
  9. Vacuum the gasoline from the waste container back into the gas tank. Vacuum high in the container so the dirt stays in the waste. Try to wash any dirt in the gas tank to below the fuel module opening.
  10. Stop a while and let the dirt settle.
  11. Repeat vacuuming and washing as many times as needed to get the tank clean and empty.
  12. Inspect the tank interior with a mirror and flashlight looking for rust, dirt, etc.
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93 ford thunderbird turns over starts but then dies immediately as if out of gas

possible failed fuel pump from running dry in the tank. The plastic gears are very fine and without fuel to lubricate them they fail on a regular basis To rely on a low fuel light is asking for trouble from a number of sources in the car.

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2003 Ford Escape won't start after sits for a while

If it's an Escape, I sure would check out fuel pump operation. You may be headed for a replacement

Jan 30, 2013 | 2003 Ford Escape

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Tried to start the engine and before it started, i heard a pop and felt the gas pedal come back to my foot. opened hood and the plastic engine cover was in pieces, anyone ever heard of this. it has

Why are you telling us or asking whatever your asking,
when it sounds like you know what happened & what
the possible damage is

Have to look it over or have repair shop do so, if your
not into car repairs,& resolve all issues

Jan 18, 2013 | 2003 Ford Escape

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Today while driving my radio turned off (no lights or anything), then almost all of my warning lights came on, when I pushed the gas pedal it just sputtered, then when I pushed it again, it went back to...

suggest that you visit your local auto zone or advance auto to have them check your altenator and battery.the test is free of charge.sounds like you have a bad regulator in the back of your altenator or maybe your battery's going bad. thank you for choosing!

Jun 09, 2011 | 2003 Ford Escape

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I own a 2003 Ford Escape 3.0 L engine 6 cylinder. about a month ago I had a battery problem and replaced my battery. Once I did this, I then started to have a "battery not charging" light on...

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Mar 08, 2017 | 2003 Ford Escape

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What is engine code P1450 admissions malfunction in ford escapes

someitmes it means you left the gas cap lid loose last time you filled the tank. the vacuum system trys to pull a small vacuum on the tank to keep the fumes from exiting into the atmosphere. its just a polution control system. disconnect the battery cable for 5 minutes, reinstall, and see if it happens again.--- see if the gas cap lid is good seal.

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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

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No throttle response

sounds to me that you have a vacume leak at inlet manifold

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