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Old 09-21-2005, 19:01   #1 (permalink)
judielu
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1997 Ford Escort won't stay running

Car wouldn't start. Finally did but wouldn't stay running. PVC valve was
burned and broken at connector. Changed valve, still won't run. Will
start if pump the excellerator a lot but won't stay running. Makes noise
when trying to start and back fires. Any suggestions on what could be
wrong. Need the car to get to work in the morning.

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Old 09-21-2005, 20:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 1997 Ford Escort won't stay running

possible air intake leak between mass airflow sensor and throttle body
exhibits same symptoms. stuck open idle air control valve can cause
inability to idle,popping may be a result of pumping accelerator pedal.
then again may just be multiple engine ignition system misfire. hope this
helps.

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Old 09-21-2005, 20:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 1997 Ford Escort won't stay running

Not sure what your post says. I understood the old cars (before electronic
ignition, etc.). I'll ask my son. Thanks for the quick reply. I'll let
you know if it helped....Judie

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Old 09-21-2005, 22:02   #4 (permalink)
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Re: 1997 Ford Escort won't stay running

Timing belt perhaps ?

"judielu" <judielu2@aol.com> wrote in message
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> Not sure what your post says. I understood the old cars (before
> electronic
> ignition, etc.). I'll ask my son. Thanks for the quick reply. I'll let
> you know if it helped....Judie
>



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Old 09-22-2005, 14:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: 1997 Ford Escort won't stay running

it sounds like the idle control valve which is situated in the inlet
manifold

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Old 09-30-2005, 12:01   #6 (permalink)
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bulb keep blowing on escort

headlight bulb keeps blowing it does not blow a fuse ideas would be
helpfull please

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