'01 escape idles extremely rough

Asked by Dec 09, 2011 at 02:14 PM about the 2001 Ford Escort 4 Dr STD Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

idle fluctuates from 2,000 rpm to 500 or less, tries to die but when accelerator is pushed, revs real high and then idles real rough again. Have not been able to find any vacuum leaks. Once engine is warm, gets a LITTLE better but not much. Cold start is the worst for the rough idle.

2 Answers

105

i have the same exact problem with my zx2, im more the sure that its your IAC valve, (idle air control) its located under your throttle body under the mani, good luck

actually found the rough idle was a leaking intake manifold gasket AND a plugged CAT.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Escort

Looking for a Used Escort in your area?

CarGurus has 254 nationwide Escort listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:

Ford Escort Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,050
  • #2
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    880
  • #3
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    430
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Focus
667 Great Deals out of 64,428 listings starting at $999
Used Ford Escape
1,301 Great Deals out of 98,026 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Explorer
1,132 Great Deals out of 64,251 listings starting at $1,499
Used Ford Mustang
430 Great Deals out of 41,722 listings starting at $1,488
Used Honda Civic
689 Great Deals out of 53,640 listings starting at $1,495
Used Ford Taurus
220 Great Deals out of 15,267 listings starting at $1,295
Used Ford F-150
3,237 Great Deals out of 224,156 listings starting at $1,300
Used Honda Accord
917 Great Deals out of 77,850 listings starting at $1,295
Used Subaru Impreza WRX
35 Great Deals out of 1,179 listings starting at $2,700
Used Ford Crown Victoria
4 Great Deals out of 945 listings starting at $1,496
Used Toyota Corolla
869 Great Deals out of 64,582 listings starting at $1,500

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.