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Old 02-22-2005, 22:04   #1 (permalink)
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1998 escort problems????

Hi there i have a 1998 escort with 129000 miles on it it has never givin me problems at all since new just oil changes and cosmetics.but all of the sudden yesterday i went to start my escort and it sounded like i started a tractor it started missfiring and the whole car was shaking. so my service engine soon light came on and now its not spuddering but i have to litterally make a whole in the floor to reach 80mph. Any help will be apreciated.
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Old 02-23-2005, 03:33   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 1998 escort problems????

129 thousand mileS?!?! far out, thats a whole lot of miles! one of my mates has a nissan exa that sounded like a wrx, reason being it had faulty spark plugs and spark leads. yours sounds slightly more serious? id suggest taking it to a mechanic quick smart and not driving it anywhere else!
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Old 02-23-2005, 23:24   #3 (permalink)
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hey tahnks a lot i am going to check the electrical system.i wil advise you.
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Old 03-25-2005, 13:53   #4 (permalink)
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I have a 1997 ford escort with the EXACT same problem. I took it to the dealer and paid $80 for diagnostic only to find out it has a bad coil and plug wires.They quoted me an additional $458 to replace I'm replacing them tommorrow for just under $100.
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Old 03-25-2005, 18:08   #5 (permalink)
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hahah dealers tryin to rip ppl off again
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