2001 Ford Escape 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 185000 miles
the engine is hard to start in the morning. It will take three trys untill the engines starts. Then a rough idle. I must keep the rpm over 1000 to keep the engine running. I live not far off a major hyw. So I keep it over 1500 rpm untill the engine temp. Is normal. Runs great then. I also found that if I just turn the key on and off thee times, untill I hear the fuel pump run an shut off, the engine will fire up the first time. Still runs rough untill warm up. Thanks in advance for your help.
Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 AT 1:59 PM