I have a 1998 Escort 1.6 zetec. The problem is that when the car is
stationary & I press the accelerator it revs to about 2500rpm (Even with
the slightest of touches) & stays there for 4-5 seconds after taking my
foot of the accelerator before returning to normal. Also when the car is
travelling I can take my foot of the accelerator & the car will still
cruise along. When I take my foot of the accelerator to change gear the
revs will sit at about 3000 but if I come to a stop the revs will drop
back to normal again after 4-5 seconds. Can anyone help?
It could be any number of things but the first clue is the sensitve
throttle, which leads me to believe it might be the Throttle Position
Sensor has gone bad.
Given your model year, this may show up on the logged engine control
codes. You should shop around for, or borrow, a code reader and see if
something to do with that shows up.
Failing that, replacing the TPS isnt difficult or expensive.
Yeh, I'm a Krusty old Geezer, putting up with my 'smartass' is the price
you pay..DEAL with it!
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