Hi could anyone help me? My wife has a 1997 N reg Escort (uk version) this morning she was on her way to work when the car suddenly died on her. she said it was like the car was about to stall she had her foot on the clutch and it still died. we thought at first that she had ran out of fuel so we put fuel in and still nothing. The engin seems to go to fire but wont start. if you pump the gas pedal it tries but just wont kick in. no engin managment lights have come on and weve checked to see if fuel is being pumped through . has anyone any ideas . the battrey is off tonight to give it some go. before this did happen every now and then it seemed to misfire but then drove ok .