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My 2003 Ford Escape dies while driving while I am slowing down and coasting. I am afraid to take my foot off the gas even when slowing down to a stop. Also, it starts fine on a cold start, but if I drive it to a number of stops and then come out and start it then it dies after starting. It will rev up to 2000 or 3000 rpms then it will sink to nothing and die. Bad starter? 2003 with 182,000 miles.

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