Our Escape would idle low, then it got to point it would die when you stopped.
Revving + holding brake was only way to keep it running.
Took it to fellow R/C airplane pilot, he doubles as a S.C. State HWY DEPT mechanic.
When I got to his house, he was repairing a tractor.
Told him my sob story. Escape was still barely running, I raised the hood. And He said, (and I quote).
"It could be several things. The IDLE AIR CONTROL(IAC)", as he pointed to it, and emphasied it with a sharp rap, using the wrench in his hand.
It straightened right up, and ran darn good!
That was a 15/16 Craftsman wrench, box end, kinda a medium rap.
We removed and cleaned it.
I was sorta "Skeered", it's belongs to the Evil Female that I'm hitched to!
YES, I visited parts store and replaced it.
I was really EZ to remove, to clean or to replace.
Hope this helps
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Sunday, January 9th, 2011 AT 2:49 PM