M reg Ford Escort

Tiny
MASHEDASH
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  • FORD ESCORT
Returned from holiday to find my car wont start. Tried to jump and bump start, will start the car as long as I maintain revs- the car stalls if I allow it to idol. I have been advised that it the idol speed control valve, although im not sure how to adjust it- any ideas?Ash
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Thursday, January 5th, 2006 AT 9:09 AM

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Tiny
PLHOUGHT
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Had a similar problem with an old taurus. Went to the dealer and they installed a new TPS (Throttle Position Sensor?) Valve. Seemed to help very well! No idea how to install somthing like that myself.

Patrick
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Thursday, January 5th, 2006 AT 11:24 AM
Tiny
BRETT ANDERSON
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What year is it. Carb or injection? If it is injected it may be the idle air bypass valve. If you can locate it sometime tapping on it will open it. However it will still need to be replaced.
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Thursday, January 5th, 2006 AT 2:39 PM
Tiny
SMOKINFLOYD4.3
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Sometimes you can clean the IAC with throttle body cleaner, then use a light lubrication on it.
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Thursday, January 5th, 2006 AT 5:58 PM
Tiny
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Cheers for the advice guys, unfortunately my knowledge of the motor vehicle doesnt span that far, so I am going to invest in a replacement haynes manual and attempt so repairs, I will let you know how it goes and if all else fails, the escort will be heading for the car doctors! Cheers ash
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Monday, January 9th, 2006 AT 4:50 PM
Tiny
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Just out of interest Patrick, how much did the work cost if you can remember- parts etc?
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Monday, January 9th, 2006 AT 4:52 PM

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