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I have a 1994 ford escort, 1.9L. Manual transmission. It has an extremely rough idle (i have adjusted the idle to componsate), shortage of accelerating power and continiously dies after getting off the freeway and taking it out of gear or when pushing the clutch in. i gave it a 5 star tune up; oilf, oil filter, air filter, fuel filter, plugs/wires, and PCV valve. The car is still having the problem. I'm thinking it must be something to do with the air or vacume system...can anybody help? It is killing my gas milage; went from 30MPG to 20MPG. PLEASE HELP!

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You mention plugs and wires, did you change the distributor cap and rotor button? Check for broken, split, loose vacuum lines.

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Open hood and listen for vacuum leak sound. pcv hose is most likley cause.

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have you tried having your fuel injectors cleaned on it. the engine might not be getting enough gas at take off. it might also be that your gas tank fuel pump or the other fuel pump going bad

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This year of ranger had a few flaws, In one case, a break power booster was robbing the vacumm, you can test this by plugging it off and seeing the differance, but you will have limited brakes. This model year had a problem with a vacuum leak on the manifold. You can check these in many ways, but please don't use starting fluid. The rear of the manifold usually on the drivers side where it seals to the block.
Also, in 2 other cases a cracked head has gave me the same problem. It is caused from a loss of vacuum.

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There could be many issues. These codes read your engine is running too lean. Check : all your vacuum hoses for leaks, PCV valve and hose, MAF sensor. This may require an experienced technician to figure this out. Hopefully I help'd!!

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