Main IndexAuto Repair Home Search Posts SEARCH
POSTS
Who's Online WHO'S
ONLINE
Log in LOG
IN




2004 Ford Escape idling problem HELP


  Email This Post



kckmitchell06
New User

Jun 29, 2011, 7:36 AM

Post #1 of 2 (2538 views)
Shortcut
2004 Ford Escape idling problem HELP Sign In

2004 Ford Escape, V6 DOHC 24valve 2.0L.

Service Engine light is on, problem happened over night. When slowing down under 15 mph to stop, front of car started violently shaking, as if trying to shut off. Never ended up stalling, however idles as if its chugging. Shaking stops once I reach speed over 15mph. Trying to figure out what, it could be, and where I should start first.


Hammer Time
Ultimate Carjunky / Moderator
Hammer Time profile image

Jun 29, 2011, 9:24 AM

Post #2 of 2 (2525 views)
Shortcut
Re: 2004 Ford Escape idling problem HELP [In reply to] Sign In

 
The "check engine" light is an indicator for a system that monitors many electronic functions in the system, also called the "malfunction indicator lamp" (MIL). It can come on for any of hundreds of different causes from any of the systems that the computer monitors. Some are very important and can lead to further component or engine damage and some are emissions related not as serious but still a problem and need to be repaired.

Your first step is to have the computer scanned to retrieve the trouble codes that were set when the check engine light came on. Those codes will give you specific information about what the computer saw and will get you pointed in the right direction to find your problem. With a 1996 or newer and some 95 cars and you have an AutoZone or Advanced auto parts in your area, they will read them for free. Once you have these code numbers, we can be a lot more specific about what your problem may be.



~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

We offer help in answering questions, clarifying things or giving advice but we are not a substitute for an on-site inspection by a professional.





2004 Ford Escape idling problem HELP


  Email This Post
 
 






Latest Forum Post

Okay, so about a month ago, I purchased my first car, and it has been nothing bu...


Greetings from cooking hot and humid SW Florida. Been getting lot's of help her...


Hello, I own a Opel Astra 2000, 1.4L, 160k KM. A few months ago the car started...


2008 chevy uplander, 3.9 engine. One evening we notice air was not blowing cold....


my ignition seems to be stuck in accessory mode but still turns when you insert ...


Feed Button






Automotive Forum Categories
AC Auto Repair
Auto Body Repair
Auto Insurance
Automotive Repair
Automotive Wiring
Automotive World
Brake Systems
Car Care Tips
Car Racing
Car Shows and Events
Car Stereo Repair
Car Troubleshooting
Engine and Car Noises
Engine Fault Codes
Engine Troubleshooting
Exhaust System Repair
Gasoline and Motor Oils
General Discussions
Motor Vehicle Inspection
Motorcycle ATV Repairs
Motorcycle Body Repair
Motorcycle Clutch Repair
Motorcycle Engine Repair
Motorcycle Repair
Motorcycle Seat Repair
Remote Control Cars
Steering and Suspension
The Bargin Bin
Traffic Ticket Help
Tricks of the Trade
Truck Repair
Truck Repair Advice
Truck Engine Repair
Truck Suspension Repair
Car Forum - Sitemap


Search for (options) Privacy

web statistics