1995 Ford Escort 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 60000 miles
I have a 1995 Ford escort. The probelm started with the transmission. It would not down shift into low gear automatically. If you shifted the selector into low to start out, and manually shifted into drive after moving it would shift fine. I changed transmission fliud and filter and drove the car shifting it manually. Within a few days the car also started accelerating by itself. It will randomly accelerate to 4500 rpms and stay there. It will do this in drive or park with the engine hot or cold. It appears randomly. After it starts doing it, it will not stop until the car sits for a few days, or the battery is unhooked. If the car is in park and is accelerating to 4500 rpms, you can unplug the IAC valve and it will stop. Plug it back in and it immediatley accelerates to 4500 rpms again. I replaced the IAC valve and the throttle position sensor. Neither fixed the problem. The check engine light does work but has not come on since this started.
have the same problem?
Wednesday, July 14th, 2010 AT 12:17 PM