sometimes my car dies when turnin after a cold start...


Asked by Jun 26, 2008 at 01:23 AM about the 2003 Ford Escape XLT 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

sometimes when i first get into my car for the day and drive it out of my neighbor hood the car will die when coasting around turns. then i simply start it again and no problems. has happened like 4 times... my best guess id the RPM's are getting too low and when i turn the engine does not rec high enough to maintain running. i think this because the power steering runs off the engine... so if the engine doesn't rev-up it could kill the engine like it were a manual that were at too low of  RPM right? is this something that should be looked at... this didn't start till i got my high pressure power steering line O-ring replaced do to it failure. what should i do?

4 Answers

try having the throttle position senser replaced.


sounds like the pwr streeting switch was left unplugged when you had the oring replaced.




I would have to agree. It sounds like your power steering could be the cause of your problem. Have it looked at by another mechanic. The same guy may not admit that he left something unfinished last time he worked on it.

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