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#21 of 42 Re: 2011 Ford Escape Rough Idle [mistymorning16]
Mar 25, 2011 (5:14 am)
The idle speed seems way too slow. I have driven a few late model Ford 4 cyl. including an Escape and none of them idle down like you say. Have a service person go for a ride with you. Something isn't right.
#22 of 42 Re: 2011 Ford Escape Rough Idle [bdyment]
Mar 25, 2011 (7:36 am)
"...idle speed seems way too slow.."
Not that I disagree with you, but....
Just how slow is too slow...?
We have all adapted over time and experience to an idle speed of ~800RPM.
But in truth what if the engine could be kept running, idling, at as little as 100RPM..in favor of improved FE....??
The new electronic engine controls might well be able to do that.
And what, who's is to suffer...?
Engine lubrication/oil pump...no.
Engine cooling/water pump...no.
Power stearing...(electric..?) .no.
And coming soon....automatic engine start/stop......or should that be stop/start...??
#23 of 42 Re: 2011 Ford Escape Rough Idle [bdyment]
Mar 25, 2011 (11:15 am)
Hi. It's idling at the notch between 0 and 1... so I would say 500 rpms or so, maybe 600 rpms at the most? (hope that makes sense) I will keep pushing on this. I called Ford Customer Support and it was suggested I talk to the General Manager of the dealer now. Will keep you posted. This is stupid that I have to even go through this.
#24 of 42 Re: 2011 Ford Escape Rough Idle [mistymorning16]
Mar 28, 2011 (12:58 pm)
I had a 2010 4 cyl Escape and never had that problem, but had lots of other problems, brakes, transmission, etc, rear hoot noise when accelerating from a stop. I have since gotten rid of it
I believe the 2011 is just the same as the 2010.
Not up to the standards of my 2005 Escape which had rear disc brakes and a full size spare mounted on a rim that matched what was on the other 4 wheels.
#25 of 42 My 2011 Ford Escape Problem
Apr 10, 2011 (3:02 pm)
Update on my 2011 Ford Escape Idling Rough - apparently most of these vehicles run rough. I tested another brand new vehicle and it idled worse than mine, and the shop foreman said I was lucky mine ran the way it did. I'm surprised Ford has not done anything about this. Obviously not many people have complained very loud about this problem. I was told I have to live with it, so I will. Thanks to all that gave advice.
#26 of 42 Re: My 2002 Ford Escape EGR valve blew a Hole in it. [streakk58]
Apr 10, 2011 (10:27 pm)
Found my problem. The rear cat was plugged. A garage mechanic friend of mine took it out and put the pedal to the floor. It would not go over 35 mph and the rpm was at 4000. I thought he was going to blow it up, but all that happen was my new EGR valve blew again. When he noticed it ran better, after it blew, he knew there must be a blockage in the exhaust. He said the exhaust was being forced so strong through EGR valve that it got so hot, it melted and the extra pressure blew a hole in it. When we took the cat off you could see some light through it, but it obviously was not enough. We ran a pipe down the middle of it and now it runs great! Idles great. Gas mileage is about 23 now on the highway doing 70-75 mph. I put my foot into it and it screams down the road, never ran better. Hope this helps someone!
#27 of 42 Re: My 2011 Ford Escape Problem [mistymorning16]
Apr 12, 2011 (7:16 am)
I have a 2011 Ford Escape. it is a 4 cylinder 2.5 liter automatic. it idles at 800 RPM in neutral and 700 RPM in drive. It does not shake or idle rough. When you wanted to check a different unit on the lot to see how it idled did you pick the unit or did the dealer pick it? I bet if you went to a different dealer they could fix it by adjusting your idle speed. Some dealers spend more time trying to tell you its normal instdead of fixing the problem.
#28 of 42 Re: My 2002 Ford Escape EGR valve blew a Hole in it. [streakk58]
May 03, 2011 (11:03 am)
I'm having the same problems with my Ford Escape. I took it to the dealership and they charged me $1100 to replaces coils and spark plugs. When this didn't fix the problem they told me my Cat Conventers are plugged and the cost to replace will be $1800. What did you end up paying for the repairs? Can anyone offer any input on this? Thanks.
#29 of 42 Re: My 2011 Ford Escape Problem [hackattack5]
May 24, 2011 (4:37 pm)
Hi. Thanks for the response. Of course, the dealer picked the vehicle, twice. They are telling me they can't adjust the idle speed. I don't get it. I went to 2 separate dealers and was told the same thing. The vehicle I test drove did not do this, or I would have never picked the Escape. I have 2,000kms on it now and nothing has changed. Any suggestions at this point?
#30 of 42 Re: My 2002 Ford Escape EGR valve blew a Hole in it. [streakk58]
Aug 26, 2011 (6:34 am)
Was it the rear or the front rear cat that was plugged?