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#3991 of 4146 04 Escape V6 stalling During warm weather
Oct 12, 2008 (11:56 am)
I have 2004 ford escape xlt, 134000km. I bought 6 months ago. first week of sep/08 car stsrted stalling and Engine light was on. I took it to garage they found code P0316 indicating ( misfire in ignition system). I talk to mechanic at dealer they think could be sparkplug, coil or computer or bad connection. I came home changed all spark plugs check all connection and clean coil connectors etc. car running fone, but everytime the weather gets warm it still has rough idle and gives me same fault code. Reading at this webside sounds like bad ignition coil. If anyone has any solution It will be gladly appreciated.
#3992 of 4146 Re: 2008 V6 Escape Stalls at speed [junebugg]
Oct 21, 2008 (3:45 pm)
For everyone with the rough idle and sputtering. Have you intake o-rings replaced. This is a very common problem and will have you replacing parts left and right if you go by the computer codes. The intake o-rings are not electrical or mechanical so the computer cannot correctly identify the problem. When these go bad your engine sucks in too much air causing the computer to try to compensate and sending false error codes when it can't. The parts are about $30.00. Thanks
#3994 of 4146 Re: 2008 V6 Escape Stalls at speed [susie24]
Jun 17, 2009 (2:33 pm)
I have the exact same problem with my 2008 Escape V6 Limited. I too thinks its the transmission. I would be at a stop and start to accelerate and all of a sudden it would seem like the transmission would jerk into gear and squeal the tires. Now it is stalling
once I am stopped. Did you all ever find out the cause of the problem? I have no confidence in my dealer either. I don't want to spend a $1000 just for them to misdiagnose the problem and be without my car for a week.
#3995 of 4146 2004 Ford Escape Hot Stall Problem
Jul 24, 2009 (10:42 am)
I have a 04 V6 escape that stalls when the engine is hot. Engine stalls when foot is OFF gas pedal. Continues to run when gas pedal pressed. Starts right up. Can drive the vehicle fine with two feet if I maintain 1000+ RPM's. Once get to higher speed then problem goes away. Air flow Valve? Looking for answers Dealer not willing to help without $$$
#3996 of 4146 Re: 2004 Ford Escape Hot Stall Problem [maussies]
Jul 24, 2009 (6:30 pm)
I don't think its the Idle control valve is the problem, you are having one or two things happening
1. If it stalls when its hot you are getting vapor lock it may be due to the new gasoline called E-10 Ethanol, the alcohol in the fuel can cause more vapor lock when heat is present then non-alcohol blend of gasoline,
to solve the problem you need to insulate the fuel rail and fuel lines, fuel filter if under the hood from the heat. and switch to a higer octane fuel. and add octane booster.
2. What may be happening is Ethanol fuel has lower lower fuel vapor rating, the time the fuel is injected in the fuel port then the valve opens to allow the fuel in, the fuel vapor has degraded€ to a lower rating, when the spark plugs fire the vapor is to low to burn and keep car running so the computer adds more fuel to keep car running, doing this it causes car to stall. and black exhaust will be noticed by the tail pipe, or the tail pipe will have black residue inside the pipe.
this is unburn gasoline.
so salve this problem you need to have the computer retuned, or a ethanol conversion kit.
And Ethanol companies are pushing for a 5% increace to 15% Ethanol. some stations has 20% Ethanol or higher in there fuel so becareful where you gas at.
#3997 of 4146 losing power in first gear
Aug 02, 2009 (7:54 am)
I have a 2007 Ford Escape I absolutely LOVE my escape. however over the past couple of days it has acted like there is no power in first gear. It will finally shift hard into second gear once you rev it up... when you first take off in it there will be no power and you will barely go anywhere but once it gets out of that gear it will be perfectly fine in other gears.It also shifts really hard when you put it in/out of reverse. Has anyone had this problem? I really don't want to get rid of my escape but i have a 10 month old and i really don't need to have an unpredictable vehicle.
#3998 of 4146 2005 Ford Escape First Gear
Aug 17, 2009 (6:54 am)
Howdy, seems like my escape is in second all the time when first pull out.
slow to start with then seems ok. its like to shift into high gear going up hill slow.
have to give alot of gas to get it to down shift.Now it will go in to first if i shift it myself but still slow take off at first then it will pick up speed, it has 113,000 mile. 2.3 cyl auto.
maybe needs tranny filter? or overhaul?
any help or ideas?
#3999 of 4146 Re: 02 Escape Stalls [asvr2000]
Aug 27, 2009 (9:19 pm)
We have a 2001 Ford Escape. It has a very rough idle, especially when the engine is cold. The vehicle acts like it's going to stall when it's idling at a stoplight. We've replaced all the spark plugs, all the intake gaskets, the PVC valve, the IAC, the fuel pump, the fuel filter, the air filter, and had the fuel system cleaned. So far, we've spent over $1000 on this problem, and it's still not fixed. It isn't showing any codes right now, but it has shown codes in the past for an engine misfire, as well as a code for a faulty PVC valve. After replacing the plugs and the PVC valve, the codes are gone, but the vehicle still runs as rough as ever. If ANYONE has ANY suggestions, we'd appreciate it! I really hate this vehicle, and unfortunately, I have to drive at night with three children in the car.
I also have problems with the air bag sensor coming on, and the back hatch not opening (it stays locked once it's locked).
#4000 of 4146 Re: 02 Escape Stalls [ihatemyescape]
by vg33e power
Aug 28, 2009 (6:23 am)
Three things come to mind...
1. Bad coil/s (although I would imagine this would through a misfire code)
2. Did you ever overheat the engine? if so, you may have a blown head gasket.
3. Bad PCM or it needs to be reprogrammed.