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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-08-05, 07:01 PM
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help my 1996 ford escorts gone loppy

okay yesterday i was driving along when my car suddenly bogs down , i slow
down and my car died. well i have no clue whats wrong with it i finally
got it home after much physical exertion, but i need my car




 
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-09-05, 04:01 AM
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Re: help my 1996 ford escorts gone loppy


snowhite wrote:
> okay yesterday i was driving along when my car suddenly bogs down , i slow
> down and my car died. well i have no clue whats wrong with it i finally
> got it home after much physical exertion, but i need my car


Maybe you are out of gas.
You could PUSH it to a gas station or even a mechanic if needed.

 
post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-09-05, 07:01 PM
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no my cars not out of gas it has half a tank, well i got all that crap
fixed , my pcv valve was bad, but its still hesitant during acceleration ,
but i unhooked my battery to try and reset the idil how long does it take
to reste the computer


 
post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-10-05, 05:01 AM
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snowhite wrote:
> no my cars not out of gas it has half a tank, well i got all that crap
> fixed , my pcv valve was bad, but its still hesitant during acceleration ,
> but i unhooked my battery to try and reset the idil how long does it take
> to reste the computer


You could restart the computer at 3 p.m. this afternoon.

 
post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-12-05, 01:01 PM
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well theres oil in my air filter, it shudders during accelertaion, i
cahnged the pcv valuve fuel filter and air filter breather filter and all
that good stuff whats wrong with it now?

 
post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-12-05, 03:01 PM
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snowhite wrote:
> well theres oil in my air filter, it shudders during accelertaion, i
> cahnged the pcv valuve fuel filter and air filter breather filter and all
> that good stuff whats wrong with it now?


If you have oil up in the air cleaner and you tried a new PCV then it
may be oil blowing past the piston rings and into the crankcase. You
should check the sparkplugs to see if any are oil fouled. New plugs and
perhaps a set of wires might do wonders.

 
post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-13-05, 06:01 AM
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Re: help my 1996 ford escorts gone loppy

"snowhite" <snowhitetac@yahoo.com> wrote in
news:33bc80d768fc796ff5d6eedc81686220@localhost.talkaboutautos.com:

> well theres oil in my air filter, it shudders during accelertaion, i
> cahnged the pcv valuve fuel filter and air filter breather filter and all
> that good stuff whats wrong with it now?
>


If there was oil in your Air filter, NOw you need to clean the MAF.

To check this, warm the engine. then disconnect the MAF harness (right
after the Air Cleaner box) and drive it around the block. If it drives
better, your MAF is dirty.

Note all the other sensors must be in good shape. If the engine runs
worse, you have another sensor problem, besides.

Remove the sensor assy by using locking pliers on the two screws to loosen,
then jewelers Screwdriver.

Use a clean paintbrush or soft bristle toothbrush and rubbing alcohol, do
not bump or bend the elements. repeated dip brush, rinse. Takes about 20
minutes total

All this assumes that you dont have serious blowby, in which case, it'll
just happen again.
 
post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-17-05, 05:01 AM
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Re: help my 1996 ford escorts gone loppy

okay ive repalced the pcv valvue on my car, the fuel filter, spark plugs,
and airflter along with the breatehr filter. but it still blos oil, and
when u start the car the car idils funny, the check engine light also
flashes on and off repeated ly, the timming belt isn't broken, but is
there anychance my timimg slipped?


 
post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-17-05, 03:02 PM
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Would you care to share how many million miles that beast has on it?
Feel free to use scientific notation.
People have noted more things to try. You did some of them. You could
find an auto store that would check the failure codes for free. Don't
buy stuff based on the codes. Check back here and someone might guide
you further with that information.
We seem to keep coming back to the blowby. How did the plugs look when
you changed them? How does it run while driving with the new plugs?
You could also have a vacuum leak in the air intake system. Everything
has to be sealed.
What happens when you remove the oil filler cap with it running? If you
get lots of smoke, oil and pressure out of there, those oil rings are
toast.

 
post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-17-05, 07:01 PM
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Re: help my 1996 ford escorts gone loppy

okay i diconnected my maf and the car runs better had a diagnostic doen
,said the idle air control valve, and my mass air flow sensor are not
working properlyalso my car is misfireing in cylder 4


 
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