Question about 2001 Ford Escort ZX2
Own a 2001 ZX2 and lately, not always, the engine shuts off when the brakes are applied. Vehicle will start up after a few minutes without any apparent problems. Any suggestions what to look for to resolve problem?
Press the brake pedal with the engine idling, do you hear any hissing? if so it is a leaky brake booster, the vacuum leak will cause a stall, another issue with this car is sludge in the throttle valve and idle speed control air-bypass valve, clean them both with carb spray with the engine running, use about 1/2 the can, hold the idle high or the engine will stall, then disconnect the battery for five minutes, reconnect and drive a few miles, if the stall is sludge related then this should correct the issue.
Posted on Sep 04, 2008
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