OK, Keep in mind, I'm trying to help!
Wife's '03 Escape had same issue
You might clean this, or replace it as I did (I figured 100,000 miles was plenty for this thing to have done it's job!)
Talking about the IAC
Yours is probably close to this location----may differ slightly in looks.
This controls the combustion air needed for idle. Kinda Bypasses the throttle plate.
The Parts store can point it out!
Here's the pics I took of hers
Let me know how it's going
Images (Click to enlarge)
Monday, August 24th, 2020 AT 9:56 AM