Hi, I have a 2006 FORD ESCAPE XLT and it stalls out at a complete stop, starts up just fine, check engine light is NOT on, any ideas?


Asked by May 22, 2013 at 04:50 PM about the 2006 Ford Escape XLT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I take great care of this vehicle, it has been maintained according to the Maintenance
Schedule I rec'd when buying the SUV in 2007.  Never been in an accident.  My Ford
Escape stalls out when at a complete stop, it starts/fires up just fine, check engine light
is not on, any ideas?  It has 130,000 miles on it.  Again this is a 2006 Ford Escape XLT.  

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I would check the throttle body see if its really dirty, if so clean it. Also check the idle air control valve they can stick and cause the issue also.

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Sounds like it may not be getting gas to the engine when it's idling, check your fuel filter.

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Above suggestion are very good and are common problems, but... After getting it restarted, does it die again immediately when you shift it back into drive or reverse without pressing and holding the gas pedal down as you shift? If so, you likely have a failing torque converter that has locked up. This happened to our '05 Mercury Mariner at almost the same mileage as your Escape. When it happens, the car drives fine until need to slow down to a stop, then the car loads up and dies, like a stick shift car would do if you tried coming to a stop without pressing the clutch in. If you hold one foot slightly on the gas and one on the brake, you can usually keep it running at the light, or if you shift into neutral or park while stopped, it will idle normally. Parts to replace the TC typically cost $300-500, having the repair done can cost $1000-3000, depending on dealer vs. shop vs. Brother in law fixes it for you! I hope the above suggestions are your problem, they're cheaper!

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