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Ford Escape/Mazda Tribute: Problems & Solutions
Last post on Mar 24, 2013 at 5:59 AM
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#4071 of 4133 Re: Something to check if your Escape has poor idle or stalling. [callahanescape]
Feb 02, 2012 (3:39 pm)
This is exactly what happened to me and exactly what the problem was. My Escape now has 304000 miles on it and I have owned it since it had 113000 miles on it. I would buy another Escape in a heartbeat!
Feb 12, 2012 (1:16 pm)
Had the same problem.. Look under the hood and there is a little tiny bolt that controls the gas flow when your foot isn't compressing the gas. Give it about 2 full turns and it should start right up. No parts no mechanic. Hope this helps. I could send pics if you need.
#4073 of 4133 Re: 2001 ford escape [mickey0929]
Feb 12, 2012 (1:34 pm)
all it is is a little bolt the sets the idle. Look at where the little wheel is that turns when you push the gas pedal (front right of the engine) under the flywheel you should see a very small bolt that the flywheel will rest on when not compressing the gas pedal. The head of the bolt gets worn down and can make an impression on the plate over time. Usually 2 full turns will have it working fine again.
#4074 of 4133 idle problems with ford escape Easy solution!
Feb 12, 2012 (2:00 pm)
Hello, i went out to my Ecape the other day to find it wouldn't start. was trying to turn over but couldn't unless i gave it a lot of gas. Long story short checked a lot of things but turned out to be a little bolt under the throttle flywheel (front right of engine power steering cable connects to wheel). I disconnected the power steering cable and moved the wheel with my hand to gain access to the bolt under it. Gave the bolt about 2 full turns and the problem has been solved ever since. Hope this saves you all some money and time.
Feb 14, 2012 (3:56 am)
When I fixed the vacum hose I replaced it from a similiar hose bought from local auto parts store. The hose lasted about 6 months before wearing to the point of the issue returning. I reccomend spending the $49.00 dollars for the genuine ford part number(YL8Z-6C658-A) it will fit correctly and last longer. I just spent three days replacing alternator(nightmare!!). I have some helpful tips if anyone needs them.
#4076 of 4133 Re: idle problems with ford escape Easy solution! [andrewrag]
Feb 15, 2012 (5:42 am)
Thank you for the info. I am assuming that you have a 6 cylinder engine in yours and not the 2.0 4 cylinder like mine.
#4077 of 4133 Re: help please!!! [andrewrag]
Feb 19, 2012 (1:14 pm)
OHH can you please send me a pic...ive been dealing with problems with my 04 escape for amonth now..grrrrrr
#4078 of 4133 Re: help please!!! [andrewrag]
Mar 05, 2012 (12:05 pm)
I would love a picture as well. Our 04 escape has this problem. I tried replacing the IAC valve and it was a bit more consistent with starting up but still very low RMPs when idle and extremely choppy when accelerating. My uncle who is a service tech at a local Ford dealership thought it was the transmission so I really hope its just this little bolt.
#4079 of 4133 Re: help please!!! [andrewrag]
Mar 15, 2012 (8:38 pm)
I just bought a 2004 Escape XLT AWD auto and its sputtering and sluggish on the accelerator from a stand still. I took it for a test drive and it was fine. Within an hour of driving it off the lot, the check engine light came on. I`d like a pic of the bolt if possible. Thanks
#4080 of 4133 Escape stalling when not pressing gas
Mar 16, 2012 (6:34 pm)
I have a 2001 Ford Escape, 129,000 miles. Everyday when I start the car is has to be warmed up for at least 5 minutes or it will stall when I am not applying gas to it. I took it to the mechanic and he says everything is fine.. the alternator light is on but the fluids are fine. Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks!