Re: 1992 Escort problem
What was the fuel pressure? Have you tested fuel pressure when the problem
happens? Install the fuel pressure gauge tape it to the windshield and drive the
car. Watch the pressure while the car is loosing power, I'll bet it drops.
"jeremyal" <jeremyalREMOVE@verizon.net> wrote in message
> My girlfriend's '92 Escort (engine is a '91 1.9L with about 150k) exhibits
> some strange behavior after driving for about 15 minutes or more. It idles and
> accelerates fine for a while and then there is an almost complete power loss,
> but the car never actually stalls. It just gets worse and worse until you can
> barely keep it going 5 mph. It kind of chugs and jerks and will sometimes
> backfire if you give it a lot of gas. It will continue to do this
> indefinitely, but if you shut the car off just for a second, it will start
> right back up and run perfectly for another 15 minutes or so and then do it
> again. We replaced the fuel pump a while ago and measured good fuel pressure
> and the car is not throwing any codes. I'm just guessing that the problem is
> something electronic since shutting the car off sort of "resets" the problem
> for a short time.
> Any ideas on where I should start?