my 2005 ford escape has an idle issue when in drive, and sitting at a stop light. the rpm will flucuate enough to cause head lights to dim. problem is not as bad when in park


Asked by Sep 26, 2015 at 12:47 PM about the 2005 Ford Escape

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2005 ford escape v6 3.0 dohc 127000 miles, mostly highway

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Tom Demyan

Start with the basics. When were the spark plugs changed? Ford recommends at 100K. Check Engine Light on? If so scan of codes. If not, clean the throttle body and IAC of carbon. Might try and clean the MAF as well with MAF cleaner. How is your air filter? Check for vacuum leaks.

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