Ford Escort Auto Revving when put into Park

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Found 5th Sep 2009
ive got a Ford Escort 1998 Auto 1.6 and after driving it for about a hour and putting it into Park or even Neutral its starts revving up and carries on going really high. i switch of the engine when this happens but want to see if this is a simple fix as it is annoying everytime it happens.

anyone know what the problem is called as i tried googling it but cant find anything.

any help appreciated.

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i had this with a vw golf just try cleaning your accelarator housing

Is it an auto choke - if so this could be part of the problem, if it is engaging when you are at low revs as though it thinks the engine is too cold

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is the accelerator housing the pedal area? or the place where you rev the car from the engine bay?

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cosmicdav3;6214970

Is it an auto choke - if so this could be part of the problem, if it is … Is it an auto choke - if so this could be part of the problem, if it is engaging when you are at low revs as though it thinks the engine is too cold



when i put it into P or N it starts revving and it wont stop i even tried pushing the pedal down abit as well.

it could also be the Mass Air Flow Sensor, or Idle control valve - if you google these you will find out more

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cosmicdav3;6215022

it could also be the Mass Air Flow Sensor, or Idle control valve - if you … it could also be the Mass Air Flow Sensor, or Idle control valve - if you google these you will find out more



just what i needed. some technical words to google:thumbsup:

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If its happening when hot it makes me think faulty temperature sensor. But your best bet before you strip the engine throttle body like i did is get the engine management checked by a friendly mechanic. Fords do have ECUs right? I'm going on experience from my 96 VW golf btw

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might have a go at cleaning the idle control valve and if the problem is still there might have it looked at by a mechanic.
cars only done 49k but reading online a few people have had this happen to them as well.
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