Re: 2001 ford escape sometimes difficult to start
"jwwcolor" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> My wife is driving a 2001 ford escape with 42,000 miles. About every
> week she has a tough time getting the car to start without holding the
> accelerator. Any idea's ? I have had the fuel injectors cleaned serviced
> at the dealer at 36,000 miles. Thanks.
You should *never* have to touch the accelerator when starting a
car. Does the engine idle normally all of the time once it is running? No
surging or near-stalling?
Does the car run OK once you do get it started, all of the time?
Is it hard to start if it has been sitting for several hours, or just a few?
Did this problem precede your getting the injectors cleaned? If not, did
it start happening shortly afterwards?
Your problem could be anything from a dirty throttle body plate, to a
bad throttle position sensor or idle speed control, to a weak fuel pump
or pressure regulator or leaky fuel inj that lets the fuel pressure drop off
when the car is off, or to a faulty crankshaft or camshaft position sensor.
But it's unlikely to be all of these, so don't just let someone throw parts
at the car at your expense.