2005 Ford Escape Stalls after long trips when stopped.

Tiny
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  • 2005 FORD ESCAPE
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 106,000 MILES
My car is fine in day to day driving, but if I go on a long ride at high speeds, when I stop it will stall. My son replaced the fuel filter a few months ago. Any idea?

Thanks,
Susan
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Tuesday, August 24th, 2010 AT 10:36 AM

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Tiny
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Susan:
Has the check engine light ever come on? Have you checked fuel pump pressure?
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Tuesday, August 24th, 2010 AT 9:42 PM
Tiny
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No, the engine light never goes on, and I don't know how to check the fuel pump pressure.

I went to Advance Auto today to see if they could do a free diagnostic test, but they said they can't unless the enging light is on. They suggested putting this fuel stuff in a vacuum hose to see if there is a clog somewhere?(I should have written down what he said).

I appreciate any feedback. I've been trying to find a job for the 1 1/2 months we've moved from FLA (NO JOBS) to Central NY State, so money is tight.
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Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 AT 1:09 PM
Tiny
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I understand and will try to help. Hell, you're right above me. I'm in PA. I hope you like snow. We got a ton last year.

As far as the vehicle, here is a video and directions for checking fuel pump pressure. You will need a gauge, but most parts stores will lend or rent them to you.

http://www.2carpros.com/how_to/how_to_check_fuel_pressure.htm

Check it and let me know what you find.

Joe
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Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 AT 8:18 PM
Tiny
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Hi Joe,

As you can imagine I'm not too good with this stuff, but I printed the directions you sent and will have my husband look at them tonight.

Snow is a four letter word to me, I can't drive in it, don't even like RIDING in it, but I guess I'll have to make do, or win the lottery and hire a chauffer.

I'll let you know how we make out.

Thanks for all your help,
Susan
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Thursday, August 26th, 2010 AT 10:17 AM
Tiny
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I have lived here all my life but want to move south. Had a job offer in VA, but my wife said I would have to go myself. If I didn't have two sons that I love more than anything, I may have gone (LOL). Believe me, I have a 600 ft driveway to plow, and everyone on my street expects me to do their driveways too. If I was getting paid, okay, but I'm a sucker and do it for free.
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Thursday, August 26th, 2010 AT 8:46 PM
Tiny
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Have you ever found out what was causing your escape to stall after highway? Mine is doing same and with no engine light on mechanic doesnt know what it is. Please email me nicoleford85@gmail. Com thank you
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Sunday, June 5th, 2011 AT 11:39 PM

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