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Dies out I have 98 escort that dies on freeway all of the sudden and often every mile after.I changed coil and wires and it stopped for about 2 weeks.Now its back.

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This sounds like the pick-up inside the distributor cap needs to be replaced. Wouldn't hurt to install new spark plugs, being 'sure' they are gapped propperly! Frankster016

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Catalytic converter clogged ? failing.... ? ...get it checked

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