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Escort 98 begins to fail on drive

Whe the car is turn on, and I step the brake the engine begins to vibrate and fails.

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  • Anonymous Nov 12, 2008

    this summer my ford 98 escort started having periodic problems....when i go to start the car the accelerator pedal is 'loose', as if it isn't connected to anything....engine is real real rough and rpm's drop then the car usually starts up fine the second try or the engine will rumble and in 10 sec. the rpm goes to '1' and everything is smooth....

    doesn't happen in a specific weather temperature, doesnt matter if it is the first time i start the car or 16th time in that day...

    now i've noticed the engine sounding rough while my foot is on the brake, rpm drops to the half mark (less then '1') and i'm afraid it will die for good.

    yes, i had the car checked out...they hooked it up and found no problems and said the fuel pump pressure was fine...of course the car didn't have any problems when the mechanic had it - he said he couldn't find the problem unless 'it' happened while he had it....i'm just scared it might die for good when i'm on the expressway one day.



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