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These are ideas only as there are many things that could improve gas mileage.
When was the last time you had a tune up? (Spark plugs check for bad sensors . When was the Air filter changed..
do you always check the air pressure in the tires. Low tires can bring your mileage down five miles per gallon or more.
Do you drive with fast starts and stops.
Do you run short trips? Short trips does not let the engine warm up to the right traveling temperature. I live in town and I get about 15 miles per gallon in town but if I drive 20 miles or more I get 24 or more with my Buick.
You will get less mileage if you drive in real cold weather.
https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid... Jun 10, 2012 - The same problem presist on slow speed also. ... Still the problem presist on sudden acceleration and when we strart up in signals. .... Ford ikon 2002 clx 1.6i starting problems start quick on running can it be the starter?
You would need to check with a local garage for repair prices.
To find your average mileage, fill up the tank, write down the mileage, then do it again at around 200 miles. Divide the mileage traveled by the number of gallons used. I would recommend filling up after you have used about 8 or 9 gallons to prevent running out of gas. You can't go by the federal mpg numbers because everybody drives differently.
replace front fuel pump because gauge is made into fuel pump and not serviceable. Or poor boy way of getting by would be fill front tank with gas reset mileage drive normal for a day. refill again with gas note gallons used and mileage driven for average miles per gallon. front tank should be around 17 gallons multiply by mile per gallon you figured
Is your check engine light on? Your escort is what is called an "OBD Compatible" vehicle. Any problem that would cause it to use way too much gas SHOULD be setting fault codes in your onboard computer system.
The next question is have you actually checked fuel mileage? If so, how much mileage are you getting?
The reason I ask is because some people do not understand fuel mileage. I had a lady bring her car in just a couple weeks ago saying that her car was getting "horrible fuel mileage". I checked it out and could not find anything wrong. When I questioned her about it, she said "I used to put $9.00 in it and it would last me all week. Now I am having to put $16.00 in it. I still drive the same way to work, and do not use my car for anything else." I had to explain to her that there was nothing I could do to the car that would fix the price at the pump. Fuel mileage is measured in miles per gallon, NOT miles per dollar.
Also, are you sure it is getting bad fuel mileage? Or are you maybe driving more miles than you used to?
If it is in fact getting bad gas mileage and the check engine light is not on, then the question would be: What kind of condition are your tires in? 50% of all the people I have coming into my shop complaining about bad fuel mileage are running around with tires that are badly worn and/or underinflated. In this case, the best money you could spend would be for a tire pressure gauge and maybe one of those portable air compressors that plug into your cigarette lighter. You can usually purchase a decent compressor for under $30. That way you can check your tires and inflate them yourself on the days when you are not working. Your tire pressures should be checked at least every two weeks.
Your tires as they wear will affect milage. Maybe an alignment check is do, All it takes is a couple PSI difference in the tire to loose a few miles per gallon.
A faulty tire guage may be decieving you.
Maybe you have different tires.
Maybe your need a good fuel injection service. Partially clogged injectors can decrease milage because fuel need to spray and become vapor to burn.
A restricted fuel injector will spit instead of spray.
You can do a search on problems with clogged injectors , and learn a little on it.
You could fill the tires with Nitrogen but it will cost about $15 a tire. You will gain 1.5 - 2 miles more a gallon. Big trucks were made for pulling and hualing only. If your looking at gas mileage then you need a focus.