Idle issues with 2002 Ford Escape i4 manual trans

Asked by Jun 05, 2016 at 03:41 PM about the 2002 Ford Escape XLS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Replaced idle air control valve car idles high when
taken out of gear upwards of 3000 rpms and only
drops to normal idle when I put it back in first gear
was happening before and after I replace IAC valve.

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Whats codes are coming up?



Did you disconnect the battery to reset EEC system? so idle will readjust "learn"

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Yes for about 2 minutes should I go longer?

Do you think it could be the TPS or MAF


Yes, TPS is next suspect, then possible MAF but without using a good scanner to confirm I don't like throwing parts at a vehicle.. Just clean the MAF. When you have the battery cables DISCONNECTED both positive and negative touch them together no need to wait.

Ok will update post when I have a conclusive answer thanks

Don't know if this is anyhow related but my leaking gas cap light came on replaced it erased the code then my radiator starts leaking what the hell

Any update on this. I am having the same issue just replaced the iac and pcv valve and hoses.

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