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Old 12-16-2005, 01:01   #1 (permalink)
Zack2000
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Speed reduction

Hi,
I was wandering if anyone can help, I drive an R reg Escort and recently
when driving on the motorway the speed of the car starts dropping. I
cannot accelerate, the car then starts making a very strange sound, at
which point I have to pull over, as I bring the car to a stand still I can
feel the engine shake very unusually. I turn the engine off after a few
minutes and when trying to accelerate the engine still makes this noise
and it feels very hard trying to gain speed. When turning the engine off
for around 5 minutes or so it then starts fine, as this is becoming more
prominent can any help or advise?
Thanks Zack

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Old 12-16-2005, 04:01   #2 (permalink)
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"Zack2000" wrote

> I was wandering if anyone can help, I drive an R reg Escort and recently
> when driving on the motorway the speed of the car starts dropping. I
> cannot accelerate, the car then starts making a very strange sound, at
> which point I have to pull over, as I bring the car to a stand still I can
> feel the engine shake very unusually. I turn the engine off after a few
> minutes and when trying to accelerate the engine still makes this noise
> and it feels very hard trying to gain speed. When turning the engine off
> for around 5 minutes or so it then starts fine, as this is becoming more
> prominent can any help or advise?


So, this "strange sound"... does it sound like:

1 - stopthecarstopthecarstopthecarstopthecarstopthecar
2 - ohyeahohyeahohyeahohyeahohyeahohyeahohyeah
3 - RrrraaaaaAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If it's one of those, it's :

1 - Your wheelchair-bound grandmother being dragged under the car.
2 - Your daughter and her new boyfriend "doin' it" in the back seat.
3 - An elephant at a nearby zoo being castrated.

If it's something else, please describe it with words other than "strange".

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Old 12-16-2005, 05:01   #3 (permalink)
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LMFAO!! Oddly enough, if you repeat those phrases fast enough, they do
sound familiar to a car in distress, usually of the Chevrolet nature.

Sharky


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Old 12-16-2005, 06:01   #4 (permalink)
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On Fri, 16 Dec 2005 11:57:33 GMT, "MasterBlaster"
<Nobody's.Home@My.Place> wrote:

>
>"Zack2000" wrote
>
>> I was wandering if anyone can help, I drive an R reg Escort and recently
>> when driving on the motorway the speed of the car starts dropping. I
>> cannot accelerate, the car then starts making a very strange sound, at
>> which point I have to pull over, as I bring the car to a stand still I can
>> feel the engine shake very unusually. I turn the engine off after a few
>> minutes and when trying to accelerate the engine still makes this noise
>> and it feels very hard trying to gain speed. When turning the engine off
>> for around 5 minutes or so it then starts fine, as this is becoming more
>> prominent can any help or advise?

>
>So, this "strange sound"... does it sound like:
>
>1 - stopthecarstopthecarstopthecarstopthecarstopthecar
>2 - ohyeahohyeahohyeahohyeahohyeahohyeahohyeah
>3 - RrrraaaaaAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!
>
>If it's one of those, it's :
>
>1 - Your wheelchair-bound grandmother being dragged under the car.
>2 - Your daughter and her new boyfriend "doin' it" in the back seat.
>3 - An elephant at a nearby zoo being castrated.
>
>If it's something else, please describe it with words other than "strange".


I Think I heard a combination of:
2) ohyeahohyeahohyeahohyeahohyeahohyeahohyeahyeahyeah!
4) stopitstoobigstopitstoobigstopitstoobigstopitstoobigstopitstoobig!

The other day.

Do you think that's another type of "near combustion" problem?

I'm not so good at diagnosis by sound though.
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Old 12-17-2005, 12:01   #5 (permalink)
clare at snyder.on.ca
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On Fri, 16 Dec 2005 03:15:53 -0500, "Zack2000"
<zack_k2000@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

>Hi,
>I was wandering if anyone can help, I drive an R reg Escort and recently
>when driving on the motorway the speed of the car starts dropping. I
>cannot accelerate, the car then starts making a very strange sound, at
>which point I have to pull over, as I bring the car to a stand still I can
>feel the engine shake very unusually. I turn the engine off after a few
>minutes and when trying to accelerate the engine still makes this noise
>and it feels very hard trying to gain speed. When turning the engine off
>for around 5 minutes or so it then starts fine, as this is becoming more
>prominent can any help or advise?
>Thanks Zack


Carbed engine? Possibly carb ice.
Otherwize, is it overheating??? could be detonation noise.
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Old 12-17-2005, 13:01   #6 (permalink)
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clare at snyder.on.ca wrote:



>
> Carbed engine? Possibly carb ice.


Could be!

I had an 82 Escort that did the same thing, right around 32 F and wet
road or fog.

Slowly, then quickly, lose power. get to where I had to stop. Leave it
off 5 minutes, start up and go on.

Never could find anything else wrong, and it only happened under those
conditions.

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