I just purchased a 98 Escort and I'm findinf that it idles very low
even to a point when I put it in drive or reverse it almost shuits off
As well, when driving there is a paticular point at which I press the
gas pedal (in about 1/2 inch or inch and the car will sputter. if i
push the gas a little further it is completly fine...
The first problem sounds like a dirty or faulty IAC, aka Idle Air Control
valve. That's what adjusts the idle speed for various conditions.
The second problem sounds like a potentially faulty throttle position
I have the same car which had the same issue. In my case, cleaning the
MAF and reseating all the vacuum line connections I could reach fixed
it. Do you also find that if you're idling while in drive, the car
vibrates very markedly? Do you also find that, again, idling in drive,
the engine will stumble briefly when you turn on headlights or A/C?
Correct. I do have those same symptoms. I'm gonna clean out the ICV
and thge MAF as well. Thanks very much for the help. Hopefully this
solved the problem so I dont have to spen money taking it to the shop!+
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