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#3639 of 4149 2005 Ford Escape dies...
Jan 31, 2008 (8:31 am)
Hello, I am new to the forum and have an issue with my Escape. It has the 3.0 V6 and has ran fine till 2 days ago. It now acts like it is running on 2 cylinders. No power, I cant even get it to move up a very small incline. Check engine light is on so I bought a code reader, gave me nothing but an "E"..I have no idea what that is, possibly error? Anyway, I suspect it is one or more of the O2 sensors due to the abruptness of the problem. I bought a Chiltons manual to locate the sensors and it is not very good at explaining where they are. I ahve found 1 of them but I am not sure which one it is. If anyone has info as to where the other 3 are at could you please let me know..thanks.
#3641 of 4149 2008 Ford Escape 4 cylnder eng - cutting out
Feb 01, 2008 (8:56 pm)
I have a 2008 Ford Escape with the 4 cylinder engine. It has 800 miles.I noticed tonight that if I try and rev the engine while in park, the engine starts to cut out at 3500 RPM. Once in drive and going down the highway at full throttle ; heavy acceleration, the engine performs fine......its just while in park or neutral reving the engine that it starts to cut out. I would appreciate it if anyone else can comment on what the problem might be. Thanks
#3642 of 4149 Re: My 02 Lemon Yellow Escape [airbearma]
Feb 02, 2008 (3:06 am)
hi, I want to flush the coolant on my 02 mazda tribute myself, but could not locate the drain plug of the coolant on the radiator, could some one show me where is it? Mazda dealer want 140 for it. and how many liters of coolant should I buy, which brand is good? many thinaks.
#3643 of 4149 Re: 2008 Ford Escape 4 cylnder eng - cutting out [george102]
Feb 04, 2008 (9:50 am)
This behavior is a result of electronic throttle. There is no physical connection between the gas pedal and the engine, its all electronic.
SO to keep fools from revving the hell out of their engine when the car is not in gear, the throttle cuts electronically.
Feb 04, 2008 (10:31 am)
My tribute's ECM number is YL8A-CA. Not getting one of these so can I fit a YL8F-GF came from a 2001 Tribute same I4 Zetec engine. what's the difference between these two boxes?
#3645 of 4149 Re: 2008 Ford Escape 4 cylnder eng - cutting out [george102]
Feb 04, 2008 (1:09 pm)
yes mschmal is right. most EFI vehicles have some sort of RPM limiting when the car is in park and neutral. why do you want to rev so high when you don't plan to go anywhere anyway?
#3646 of 4149 car loses power when put in gear
Feb 09, 2008 (7:42 am)
my 2001 tribute lost all driving power when its put into gear. it will idle and will only rev up to the 2, but when put in gear it will stall. if it doesn't stall immediately when i push on the gas it does nothing. i have replaced..egr valve and sensor, throttle position and mass air flow sensor, fuel filter, air filter, ignition coils and spark plugs. there is a strong fuel smell along with it, does anyone have any ideas on what else could be wrong with it. i really don't want to have it towed to a shop and get screwed out of alot of money. i am thinking it all has something to do with the fuel/emission system, (the tps, iat..intake air temp. sensor and a multiple misfire codes is what showed up when i hook the analyzer up to it) any advise would be appreciated.
#3647 of 4149 Re: Intermittent hard start - NOT IAC [idarye]
Feb 11, 2008 (11:38 am)
Same problem...The dealer changed the lower intake manifold gaskets ..problem solved.
#3648 of 4149 2008 stalling out
Feb 11, 2008 (7:10 pm)
This sounds like my situation. I just bought a new 2008 Escape XLT AWD. It has stalled out twice. I lose RPMS and it will not start for about 2-5 min. It is now in the shop. I had a 2001 Escape XLS4x4 but it got totaled. So I thought I'd go back to the Escape. I hope I didn't make the wrong decision.