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I have a 97 Ford escort that lost power and quit running uphill. It will set and idle But, as soon as you put it in gear and step on the gas the valves rattle and it quits running. Can you tell me what is happening.

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  • baca887 Mar 12, 2009

    Thank you for trying blown head gasket

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    Chuck Martin May 11, 2010

    Check air filter first and make sure that the black cone on the end of it has not come loose and sucked up inside of the filter and blocking air flow to MAF sensor.

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The crank case ventilation hose could be blocked and/or the ignition timing might need ajusting

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