Engine Performance problem
2001 Ford Escape 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic
Hello, and thank you in advance for your help. I am in a bit of an emergency, and not sure what to do.
Whenever it rains, the escape runs very bad. It sputters, stalls while idling, sometimes loses power, etc. THe check engine light will either flash or come on, usually fixing itself if you shut it off and turn it back on. When it is dry, it runs fine, even great!
Two days ago, it rained, and while I was driving, I lost all power. I could not get it to go over 25MPH, and it would not go over 2000RPM's no matter how much I floored it. It would sometimes whistle while I pushed the gas. While I was creeping my way back home, all of a sudden the brakes locked up, like what happens when it stalls, but it didn't stall.
I've read that it could be water leaking into the intake, and I took it apart, and didn't feel any moisture in there at all, and the filter is clean. I also read that it could be leaking onto the module, but not sure where or what that is. It started all day yesterday and last night, but wouldn't run. THis morning (it is cold out) it won't start at all.
I have no way of getting it to a garage to hook up to the computer.
Pleasee tell me it is something that I can fix!
ALso, not sure if it is related, but the seatbelt, ABS, break, and airbag lights come on whenver they want.
Sorry this is so long, but I wanted to make sure that I told everything. If you need any info, let me know, as I am very desperate, and can't afford to take it to a garage to be fixed, or even tow it there! THanks a bunch!
PS: I took off the kick plates and rug, and it IS damp, so water is getting in (to the air intake?) So how do I fix that? I don't have an air compressor to blow it out. Hair drier? Please help!
Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020 AT 12:28 PM