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Ford Escape 2001 V6 Low Idle Problem - Ford's Dealership Hopeful Answer

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Published on Oct 26, 2012

I already put a brand new $100 Ford Idle Air Control on there and it didn't fix the problem.
As the video states, the Ford technician showed me where the hose pinches shut when it gets hot. Originally it was strong and would remain open.
We will put the new hose on there and see if it fixes the problem very soon.
10-31-2012 UPDATE Putting the new hose on fixed that vacuum leak but revealed another. I had to put new intake gaskets in. After the intake gaskets all air sucking was finally ended. Ending the air sucking fixed the idle issue.
TIP If you are not sure if your intake gaskets are sucking air get a spray can of starter fluid AKA ether and spray it around the interface while the engine is running. If air is being sucked in, it will change the noise when the ether hits the gasket weak spot.
The ether then evaporates.
I had a vacuum leak around the intake with NO CHECK ENGINE LIGHT. Finally spraying the ether enough caused a spark knock in the weak gasket area. Following that the check engine light came on showing codes for lean fuel and also a misfire.
While we had it all apart we replaced both upper and lower intake gaskets and added a new fuel filter and air filter and also got new spark plugs.
It runs really good now and it is really cold this week in the Appalachian NC area.

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