I have a 2005 ford escape when you turn it on you shift to drive it stalls?


Asked by Jun 28, 2007 at 12:06 AM about the 2005 Ford Escape XLT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2005 for escape it turns on fine but when you put it on Drive it will turn off any reason why this is happening or what is the cause ?

3 Answers


It's probably something to do with the fuel system. I'd check the fuel system pressure, the fuel pump, and the fuel injector (could be clogged or jammed with something).

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I also had the same problem. The torque converter is locking up. Cost me $1,500.00 ouch But it fixed the problem.


Can you drive it? If it seems normal while driving but when you stop at a red light or stop sign, it boggs down and dies, like drivig a stick shift and not pressing the clutch at a stop, then yes, I'd agree with Ron - it's a bad TC. If you've got a truely handy person around that's a mechanic guru and works for beer, you can get out of this repair for around $400 in parts. If not then the $1,500 that Ron paid sounds about right for this job. I'm guessing that if you want a Ford dealer to do the job, it would be nearly twice that amount.

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