Re: 2003 Ford Escape, possibly trany slipage
Commonly misdiagnosed as a transmission problem at some auto shops, is a bad or faulty TPS (throttle position sensor) along with (but not always) a bad IAC, or idle air controller. Both sensors are located on or around the throttle body and run $40 ea. Most last anywhere from 60-120K; or 4-10 years.
'00 Durango R/T 360ci 290hp (modded); 138,500m
'06 Pontiac G6 GT 3.5L 220hp; 44,000m
'12 Chrysler 200 Limited 3.6L 283hp; 13,000m
'99 Taurus 3.0L 2V Vulcan 145hp; 154,300m - Traded
Amsoil in all vehicles!