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Ford Escort, Engine, Wagon
Oct 06, 2006 (9:37 am)
I have a 1992 Ford Escort LX 1.9 with 187,000 miles on it. In the last 2 months I got the Alternator and the steering wheel pump and belt tensioner change, plus I put new ignition cables and spark plugs. It runs good, but when I am going 55 to 60 miles per hour up hill it seems like the car cylinders get lost and don't know which one should fire and the car start shaking and I have to down shift gear from 5th to 4th and then is ok. Anybody knows what is going on?. Thank you
#16 of 178 Escort died Won't Start
Jul 13, 2006 (4:11 pm)
95 Wagon Auto 1.9 According to my neighbor she was driving when the car just cut-off. Checked timing belt and it is like new, It is getting spark at all four plugs and it is pumping fuel when I checked the bleeder valve. Hope someone can help!!! One bad thing is it sounds very funny when trying to start and has about 1-2 quarts over the full line for oil. Could the motor just be gone??? She said it started and shook violently for 3-5 seconds. It will not start for me and backfires through there air filter housing. Any help is appreciated. Has 93k
#17 of 178 ford escort wagon 93
Mar 30, 2001 (8:30 pm)
Need alittle help asap please. My engine had shut off as I was driving and the check engine light came on. Could not re start car and had it towed. Any ideas what may have caused this and the cost of parts to repair? Thanks for any replies. Beach
#18 of 178 Ford Escort 96 check Engine alaram
May 25, 2001 (12:53 pm)
I have a ford escort 96 station wagon.
The "check engine" indicator had turned on and didn't turn off.
After a few days it turned off, and now it's not turning on when I'm starting.
Anyone know what is the meaning of that ?
Do I need the car serviced immediately ?
#19 of 178 Check Engine Light
Feb 28, 2002 (10:44 am)
I have a 95 escort wagon. It has been in the family since new and has 124,000 miles on it. 4spd auto. The check engine light has been coming on for quite sometime. However Ford has been unable to pull any codes, and wants an outrageous amount to check the car system by system. The car runs and drives fine, however occasionally on the highway the car will surge, as if the fuel supply were being momentarily cut off. Also when the car is warm sometimes I have to really crank and crank the engine to get it to start. Recently the car has started stalling if you don't veeerrryyy slowly take off from a stop when the engine is cold.
#20 of 178 93 Escort Wagon 1.9L electrical problems
Nov 13, 2006 (2:10 pm)
When I got this car it had a broke timing belt and the battery had been hooked up backwards. Also the fan has been wired to run whenever the eng is running. I have replaced the timing belt, alternater, 100a main fuse, head gasket and bolts, t/stat and #2 inj. The fan is still wired to run when eng does. When the following are disconnected it has no effect on the engine: TPS or Air Charge Temp Sensor, disconnecting the MAF Sensor causes the eng to shut off. For some reason when I try to retrieve the eng codes it does not work like the manual says. I have checked every thing I possibly can using a Haynes Manual and this is what I have: At first startup the RPM's surge about 300-500 and as it warms up it stops surging ALL MOST, still has a very slight surge. It idles rough, like intermittent firing. I can remove the #2 (new inj) plug wire and can not notice any change in eng, I have power to the inj and it ohm's out within specs. The TPS has 5.05 volts going to it. Is this normal or should it have 12v? When the eng is switched off it keeps running for abt 3 seconds before it stops, and the tach goes all the way to the high side of the gauge. When the eng is restarted the tach does not move until you rev the eng up to abt 2,000. Any help would greatfully be appreciated. Thank you.
#21 of 178 PLEASE HELP ASAP
Nov 20, 2006 (9:32 pm)
OK my buddy has a 1990 ford escort pony.he was driving and something happened and it just died.now if im not mistaking i had a 93 escort that had a fuel relay shutoff switch in the driver side rear corner panel.would a 90 have the same thing in the same place or would the switch be somewhere..or not have one at all.the car will turn over but wont start.and the fuel cutoff light turns on when trying to start..any help asap is appreciated
#22 of 178 Re: 93 escort idle problem [d_rock]
Nov 22, 2006 (7:41 am)
I have the same problem. I changed plugs, wires, ignition control module, fuel regulator, fuel filter, O2 sensor. Compression check is 180psi. Swapped ignition coils with an old one. I think its the ECU. But I am going to turn up the throttle set screw first. No check eng light. Used the obd1 scanner no communication. Jumpered the plug. the check engine faulted 02 sensor. Already change that. Out of ideas. When it warms up runs like cramp during idle. After a minute at the light it shutsdown.