1992 Ford Escort

Tiny
POITRAS23
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  • 1992 FORD ESCORT
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 175,000 MILES
When I start my car it stalls right away. I have to step on the gas pedal for a bit until it idles on its own. Because if I put the gear into drive it stalls. I notice it revs high when I have it in gear. Can you please help me with my car problem.
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Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 AT 7:27 PM

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Tiny
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First check it carefully for any vacuum leaks and resolve them.

You may have a bad IAC ( idle air control) but try cleaning the throttle body first. Remove the intake snorkel, have someone hold the throttle wide open for you and scrub the back side of the throttle plate and surrounding bore with an old tooth brush and some carb cleaner. Be sure to spray some into the small holes next to the throttle plate. That should help stabilize the idle. If it still has a problem, replace the IAC.
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Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 AT 7:31 PM

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