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WHAT WOULD CAUSE THE CAR TO DIE OUT WHEN SHIFTING INTO GEAR

2002 Ford Escape • 144,000 miles

When I am in park my car idles around 1000 rpm but once I go to put it in gear in drops down to 250 rpm and than it just dies unless I give it gas. What could be the problem
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Apac408
September 20, 2012.



Idle air control valave may be not working. Have it checked to verify.

Roy


ASEMaster6371
Sep 20, 2012.
I already took it off to see if it was plugged or stuck but it's not is there any other way to verify


Tiny
Apac408
Sep 20, 2012.
You wont see anything as it pulsates when operating. Visual inspection will reveal nothing. You can monitor it with a scan tool if you have one handy.

Roy


ASEMaster6371
Sep 20, 2012.
Also to maybe you can help me with this I get a loud screeching sound its not a belt because I took the belt off that goes onto the water pump to see if it was the cause but it wasn't. The sound is coming from the camshaft pulley part will post a picture. The screeching gets louder as I rev the engine. Could it be I might have overtightened a camshaft holder and it is rubbing against the camshaft journals.


Tiny
Apac408
Sep 20, 2012.
That is the spot where I hear it the loudest


Tiny
Apac408
Sep 20, 2012.
Did you replace the timing belt? Is it tensioned properly?

As long as your tool reads all engine data

Roy


ASEMaster6371
Sep 20, 2012.
I didn't replace the timing belt, this car has a timing chain. I replaced the head gasket.


Tiny
Apac408
Sep 20, 2012.
The side that I am referring to that the noise is coming from is the water pump side. The timing chain is on the opposite side of the picture I posted


Tiny
Apac408
Sep 20, 2012.
If it is the cam, then it is starved for oil. I would get someone to listen to this to be sure you do not have a major problem

Roy


ASEMaster6371
Sep 20, 2012.
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