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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-09-03, 10:02 PM
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Unstable Engine..

My early 90 mod escort 1,4i Manual seems to have some engine problems, when the engine is cold, I start it up and it`ll run fine, but as i start driving and for some reason needs to stop, it sometimes dies on me as I release he gas, and push the clutch.,? and other times when the engine is hot it has a tendensy of leveling the idle at about 2000rpm..?

Is this a common problem with this car/engine?
anybody got an Idea what cauces it, and how i can fix it?
Please help.

this is a Euro spec Escort, so I don`t know if you have them in the US,


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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-10-03, 03:01 PM
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hmmmm, first thing I would ask is when was your last tune up?

I don't know if you have an EGR vavle on the euro model...I cannot remember fromt he ones I had when I was there...but if so that can cause problems....is it carbed or injected?

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-11-03, 01:36 AM
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It`s a CFI system, dont know about that EGR valve.
It has new plugs, new air cleaner eec IV module get signals from
ACT, MAP, ECT and O2 sensor.
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-31-03, 11:48 AM
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Put one of those engine heaters on it see what happens.
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