THERE ARE 2 ENGINES AVAILABLE FOR YOUR RIG.........I DIDN'T KNOW WHICH.........
I CHOSE THE "BIGGER ONE"......WENT TO THIS SITE......FOUND THISIF I WAS WRONG JUST CHANGE THE INFO THEN SEARCH FOR "IAC"
THIS PUPPY, HERE, IS WHAT CONTROLS IDLE (IDLE AIR CONTROL)....IT HAS A PLUNGER IN IT THAT CONSTANTLY MOVES, ALLOWING ITSY-BITSY AMOUNTS OF AIR TO BYPASS THE CLOSED THROTTLE VALVE TO MIX WITH THE FUEL FROM THE INJECTORS
I'M PASTING IN MY EXPERIENCE WITH THE WIFEY'S '03 FORD ESCAPE....ROBBED IT FROM ANOTHER ANSWER I GAVE......BACK WHEN I USED LOWER CASE LETTERING!.......SAVE ME FROM A BUNCH OF HUNTING AND PECKING.
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. I 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. I told him my sob story. The Escape was still barely running, I raised the hood.
He said, (and I quote).............."It could be the IDLE AIR CONTROL (IAC)", as he pointed to it, and emphasized it with a sharp rap, using the wrench in his hand.
It straightened right up, and ran damn good!!!
..............That was a 15/16 Craftsman wrench, box end, kinda a medium rap!!!
YES, I visited parts store and replaced it..............Hope this helps
WE TOOK THE IAC OFF AND CLEANED IT, IT SEEMED FINE, BUT JUST BECAUSE THE ENGINE HAD OVER 100,000 MILES ON IT, I WENT AHEAD AND REPLACED IT (PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE). I FIGGERED IT HAD BEEN MOVING AND WEARING FOR A LONG TIME
THIS IS THE WIFE'S RIG, SO THAT WAS THE BIG FACTOR!----I TAKE NO CHANCES---SHE'LL WHOOP MY BUTT!
THIS IS A VERY SIMPLE THING TO CLEAN OR REPLACE.......NO NEED TO TAKE IT TO THE STEALERSHIP!I "MIGHT" EVEN BE ABLE TO SHOW YOU HOW TO SAVE A BUNDLE, SHOULD YOU DECIDE TO REPLACE IT
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Saturday, February 16th, 2013 AT 4:14 AM