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  1. 2015 escape 1.6litre surges on hills or under hard acceleration. I hear a little chirp from the turbo during the surging. Any ideas
 

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This TSB refers to surging on cold start but may be worth checking if any updates or reprogramming the PCM may also cure you fault .

Engine Idle Surge on Cold Start – 2013-2015 Ford Escape

TSB 15-00701.6L GTDI ENGINEENGINE IDLE SURGE ON COLD START – BUILT ON OR BEFORE 3/13/2015
FORD:2013-2015 Escape


ISSUE:
Some 2013-2015 Escape vehicles equipped with a 1.6L Gasoline Turbocharged Direct Injected (GTDI) engine and built on or before 3/13/2015 may exhibit an engine idle surge on cold start.



ACTION:
Reprogram the powertrain control module (PCM) to the latest calibration using IDS or Ford J2534 release 94.04 or higher. Make sure you are connected to the internet when entering module programming to obtain the latest updates. Calibration files may also be obtained at www.motorcraftservice.com.


NOTE: ADVISE THE CUSTOMER THAT THIS VEHICLE IS EQUIPPED WITH AN ADAPTIVE TRANSMISSION SHIFT STRATEGY WHICH ALLOWS THE VEHICLE’S COMPUTER TO LEARN THE TRANSMISSION’S UNIQUE PARAMETERS AND IMPROVE SHIFT QUALITY. WHEN THE ADAPTIVE STRATEGY IS RESET, THE COMPUTER WILL BEGIN A RE-LEARNING PROCESS. THIS RE-LEARNING PROCESS MAY RESULT IN FIRMER THAN NORMAL UPSHIFTS AND DOWNSHIFTS FOR SEVERAL DAYS.



OPERATIONDESCRIPTIONTIME
150070A2013-2015 Escape 1.6L GTDI: Reprogram The PCM (Do Not Use With Any Other Labor Operations)0.3 Hr.


WARRANTY STATUS
Eligible Under Provisions Of New Vehicle Limited Warranty Coverage.
Warranty/ESP coverage limits/policies/prior approvals are not altered by a TSB. Warranty/ESP coverage limits are determined by the identified causal part and verified using the OASIS part coverage tool.
 
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