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Since the Escape and especially 2009-2010 4cyl or 6cyl Escapes are so prone to this failure of the throttle bodies. I figure I would make a short video detailing the replacement of the throttle body and the few extra steps to take to make it a successful repair. Hope this helps.


 

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Thanks. Unfortunately we were on an RV trip out of state and I had no access to tools, so had to bite the bullet and go to the stealership.
 

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Yeah, I figured I could fix it but I was in a situation where we only had the one vehicle, and needed it asap, no tools, and found a friend's OBDII scanner doesn't work on the new CAN standard. I will have to sell my old and buy a new one since I'll be keeping this vehicle now since I just splurged for new rubber.

Luckly I was in my old hometown where I purchased from and they squeezed me in for the fix. Also had them do a trans flush/fill since it was time. Didn't want to aggravate the finicky 6 speeder in these things ;)
 

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Since the Escape and especially 2009-2010 4cyl or 6cyl Escapes are so prone to this failure of the throttle bodies. I figure I would make a short video detailing the replacement of the throttle body and the few extra steps to take to make it a successful repair. Hope this helps.


Thank you !
My daughter's 2012 Escape just started exhibiting this problem.
I'm going to watch the videos and try to determine if this is the cause of stalling at stoplights.
 

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Is the wrench light on?

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No. No dash lights are illuminated and it presents no indication of any problems. It stalled on her several times but restarted. Now she's scared to drive it.
I am also entertaining the idea that it may be the EGR valve as she noticed that it runs rough sometimes. I'm also going to check the fuel pump pressure although I doubt that the fuel system is the problem.
I was unaware of the throttle body system problem until I read this forum and now I'm curious to know, because I've also read that this problem can cause dangerous surges.
 

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See if this helps
 

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The electronic throttle (accelerator pedal and throttle body) have been issues in the past. However if they are the "wrench" light will come on. And a code will be generated.

It has been my experience before the engine stalls there is weird sensations of pushing the gas pedal and little to nothing happens with the engine. I would suggest that the lack of a light with no code means that piece of the system is functioning well.

How many miles?
When was the last time the fuel filter was changed?


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See if this helps
Thank you !
I'll check it out.
 

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Hi there, sorry for the delay...work went crazy.
It has 242,000 km on it and I can't find any record of the fuel filter or pump being changed.
I watched all the videos and they don't seem to be the problem.
My Autel Autolink shows all readings to be within limits, including trims.
Now I am starting to suspect that it may be the fuel pump/ fuel filter assembly, as everything else checks out OK. The only other thing I could think of is an intermittent malfunction in the ECM or an electronic module, but the fuel supply would seem more consistent with the problem.
I have her taking it to Ford today to be diagnosed and repaired, as I work out of town and had to go.
I'll post updates.
Thanks again for the help ! 😊
 

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I think the chances of the ECM being bad are about the same as me winning the lotto.

With that number of KMs there is some maintenance that needs to be done
Fuel filter replacement
Oxygen sensor replacement.

Neither of the above will show up on an electronic scanner if they are marginal.
If the O2 sensor fails it will trip a light
If the fuel filter plugs up there isn't enough fuel to operate the engine
If they are working marginally, the vehicle will run OK most of the time. Under load the engine can experience issues.

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Yes, I agree with your comments.
I'm expecting to replace the fuel pump/fuel filter at any rate. Chances are that it's the factory original.
 

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I'm expecting to replace the fuel pump/fuel filter at any rate. Chances are that it's the factory original.
Yikes!!!

I would replace every 60,000 KMs

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OK, that's good to know....that makes it very likely to be the problem then. I was unable to replicate the failure, it runs great without any sign of trouble.
She had driven on the highway all day and then it started stalling on her at stoplights and she had to turn it off to be able to restart it.
 

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OK, I didn't get a chance to try the test that Dominick 1 suggested because I had to go to work right away.
They tested the fuel pump pressure and it was 58, spec is 55 so it was performing well.
Everything else checks out OK.
They suspect the evap purge valve is sticking although they are unable to replicate the problem.
So I told them to go ahead and replace it. Parts and labour plus diagnosis and fuel pump test with taxes is around $450 CAD.
Thanks for all the help, you guys !
I really appreciate it !
I'll post back here if any further issues or information. 😊👌
 

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It shouldn't cost that much
If you follow the video it should be a lot less
 

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I'm out of town working so I had to send her to Ford.
If I was able to be still in town, I would have got it at Napa and done it myself. At least, for the money, I can be assured everything is good and I don't have to worry about her breaking down in the middle of nowhere.
For me, it's worth the piece of mind, if I'm not able to do it myself.
 
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