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#4082 of 4149 Re: Escape stalling when not pressing gas [drah8504]
Mar 17, 2012 (4:38 pm)
Most likely the idle air control (IAC) valve which is right smack on the top of the engine in the center right under the hood. My 2003 Escape suffered from periodically being unable to idle for 4 years with Ford charging me hundreds of dollars each time I took it in and telling me they couldn't find anything wrong. This problem does not "throw a code". Finally after reading this forum, I took it to a recommended independent mechanic and told him to change the IAC. Problem solved!
#4083 of 4149 2005 escape stalls when shifted into gear
Apr 25, 2012 (2:32 pm)
2005 escape stalls when shifted into gear when on a run for an hour or more i sometimes pull in and stop my erscape engine stops , i can restart it but when shifting it into gear it stalls i have had it to several garages including the ford dealer and they can,t solve the problem solution sugestions i have got was a new battery, ot torque converter in tranny (dealer said it sounded like that was the answer ) but that,s a 1000 dollar suggestion and it may not be the problem .
after sitting for awhile it will work just fine .but then the next time i drive it for an hr or more it will do it again ,this has happened 3 times now in the last 4 days any HELP will be appreciated may i add that when a code reader is used it displays no error codes
#4084 of 4149 Re: help please!!! [jarekbakken]
Apr 30, 2012 (9:18 am)
I am having the same issues with my Ford Escape. Did you get the low RPM's resolved? Hope it is not the transmission...
#4085 of 4149 Re: help please!!! [wkay]
Apr 30, 2012 (2:01 pm)
I had the same problem on hot days,they changed the Idle control valve mounted on top of the engine . The problem has gone away.
#4086 of 4149 Re: 2005 escape stalls when shifted into gear [fgate]
Apr 30, 2012 (6:02 pm)
I am having the same issue with mine. Been looking into it for quite some time and now they say the torque converter.
#4087 of 4149 2003 Escape stalls
May 01, 2012 (6:53 pm)
Finally after 3 stalls in the past week which coincided with temperature nearing 90, the check engine light came on. I took it to the Ford Dealership and said please check the Idle Air Control Valve as recommended by many members here as well as a mechanic at my job. Ford called us back and said that was the problem! Got the Escape back and hoping for a stall-less future!!!!
#4088 of 4149 Re: HELP PLEASE. Ford Escape idle issues, running out of options [jch2122]
May 24, 2012 (6:18 am)
Wondering if you ever found the problem. This is hapening to me right now and your the first person that I have found with like issues. I know from your post this was a while ago. Any insight would be nice.
#4089 of 4149 Re: HELP PLEASE. Ford Escape idle issues, running out of options [amy0676]
May 24, 2012 (6:56 am)
After the iac control valve was replaced I still had the problem. I had the fuel pump replaced, expensive, that seems to have resolved the problem. Car is running good now. Good luck!
#4090 of 4149 Re: Idle issues update [callahanescape]
Jun 09, 2012 (6:30 pm)
Hi, I'm going to look at a 2003 Escape with 3.0L engine and 165K miles that reportedly has a bad alternator. Most alternator change-outs for me on other vehicles have been relatively easy repair jobs. Why is this one so difficult?
Thanks for your help--Dennis
Jun 28, 2012 (9:29 pm)
Because it's underneath the engine and you have to remove the wheel and strut to get to it...