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I am being told that my car is in sleep mode. If you start…

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I am being told that my car is in sleep mode. If you start the car it struggles ( I say like not getting proper air) but apparently if you full throttle it and keep it at 2-3 rpm it runs soothe. 2005 Ford Escape
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Ford Mechanic: EricFromCT, Ford Technician replied 2 years ago
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Hi. Is your check engine light on? Or has it been on for a while?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
the check engine light is on
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
came on before the car stop
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Are you working on an answer?
Ford Mechanic: EricFromCT, Ford Technician replied 2 years ago

Several things can cause this concern. Most common on the Escape is a vacuum leak.

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Ford Mechanic: EricFromCT, Ford Technician replied 2 years ago

It would be helpful also if you could have the computer checked to see what code is stored. That is a good indication of what is going on.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
where is that? and how to fix it?
Ford Mechanic: EricFromCT, Ford Technician replied 2 years ago

The vacuum leak can be from the intake gaskets, or one of the pcv hoses on the front or rear valve cover. That lines and hoses should be inspected first.

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Ford Mechanic: EricFromCT, Ford Technician replied 2 years ago

Listening for any sucking noises when the engine is running can help find any vacuum leaks.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
How many hose is there? Should they be replaced?
Ford Mechanic: EricFromCT, Ford Technician replied 2 years ago

There are a few hoses. 1 on each valve cover and there is a bigger hose to the intake. The elbows on the hoses are made of rubber and they can get soft and leak. But if they are not soft then there is no reason to replace them.

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Ford Mechanic: EricFromCT, Ford Technician replied 2 years ago

Can you tell me if this is a 4 or 6 cyl. I am assuming it is the 6.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
6 cyl 3.0
do you have a picture
Ford Mechanic: EricFromCT, Ford Technician replied 2 years ago

So those are some things that you can just check. Getting the code from the computer would be super helpful.

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Ford Mechanic: EricFromCT, Ford Technician replied 2 years ago

I looked through the shop manual and there are no pictures that show the entire thing.

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