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2004 Ford Escape Limited 4dr 103 WB

2004 Ford Escape
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door, 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
19 mpg city / 25 mpg hwy
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September 16, 2013, 4:59 pm

Carly M
 

Question: car wont idle

I have a 2004 ford escape. This only happens when the weather is hot (summertime). If I make a couple of quick stops (in and out of store running errands) by third stop my car wont hold and idle to move out of park. It will keep stalling. If I wait about 30 mins. if will start back up again. ive had it in the shop and the said they fixed the problem . but it continues to do it. so they fixed the wrong problem. What do you think it can be. Im a poor female college student and don't want to be ripped off or taken advantage off.


September 25, 2013, 5:48 pm

Elizabeth K
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It sounds like your vehicle is idling low after it warms up. The first thing I would do is clean the IAC (idle air control) valve, then here's an article with some further suggestions--you may want to compare it to what the shop has already done:
http://www.2carpros.com/articles/engine-idles-too-low


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