2005 Ford Escape 115000mi. I work nights 10pm to 6am. Car gets me back and forth to work just fine. Runs good at night. During the day if I run errands around town its hard to restart. It idles for a second then sputters out. Now that it is getting warmer it started stalling while driving. It always starts up and idles fine after about five or ten minutes like nothing is wrong. Today I opened up the air box and sprayed a little starter
fluid in it and I could keep it idling but it would not on its own. After a few minutes I started it with my foot on the gas and it revved up and then idled on its own. Drove home like nothing ever happened.
JA: Is the check engine
light on? Does the car stall at idle or when driving?
Customer: no check engine light. Stalls at idle and while driving intermittently. Only during the day. Its getting worse the warmer it gets. No problems at night.
JA: Are you fixing your Escape yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: New Fuel Pump It is reading 35-45 psi.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: New Fuel Filter, Idle Air Control Valve, Fuel pressure sensor, PCV, Cleaned EGR, cleaned MAF with maf cleaner. Completely removed EVAP System