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Experience:  23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs
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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
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  EricFromCT replied 1 year ago.

Hi. Is your check engine light on? Or has it been on for a while?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
the check engine light is on
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
came on before the car stop
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Are you working on an answer?
Expert:  EricFromCT replied 1 year ago.

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

Expert:  EricFromCT replied 1 year 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.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
where is that? and how to fix it?
Expert:  EricFromCT replied 1 year 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.

Expert:  EricFromCT replied 1 year ago.

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

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
How many hose is there? Should they be replaced?
Expert:  EricFromCT replied 1 year 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.

Expert:  EricFromCT replied 1 year ago.

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

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
6 cyl 3.0
do you have a picture
Expert:  EricFromCT replied 1 year ago.

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

Expert:  EricFromCT replied 1 year ago.

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