Ford Escape vapor lock

Asked by Jun 11, 2016 at 12:14 PM about the 2002 Ford Escape XLT 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a problem with engine not holding idle when
temperature outside is hot. Unfortunately live in hot
summer temps of 90-103. What could b causing
this?

1 Answer

236,805

Not vapor lock. I would first remove and clean the IAC. It's located on the side of the throttle body. Also clean the throttle body. Also check for vacuum leaks. Is the CEL on?

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