Re: Ford Escape Idles then engine dies
When was the last tune up? Replace plugs every 40K irregardless if they're meant to last longer or not. Ford might say replace every 80-100K for platinum plugs, but just get regular copper core and change them twice as often. You'll even save enough to eat out for a day.
Anyway, your IAC (idle air control) sensor is probably shot and needs to be replaced. It'll run $40-60 depending where you get it. If you have an AutoZone nearby they should scan your vehicle for codes free of charge. Even if you haven't noticed the engine light come on, you may have codes stored in the PCM that can better diagnose the problem.
'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!