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You asked: My car was running find, a little rough. Took it to a friend to have the spark plug changed and wires. Degreaser was sprayed on motor then rinsed with water when done driving home about 1 mile, it died at stop light ( car always started right up and never dyed) started up but continued died every stop until I got home. Now when started and put into gear it dies. Does not died when I put it in reverse. Car is 1995 Ford Escort 1.9 liter

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Try cleaning the throttle valve and idle speed control motor with throttle valve cleaner and then diconnect the battery for 5 minutes and drive it for a few days.

Posted on Apr 24, 2013

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There is a long list of possibilities- including the obvious plugs and wires. Then there is the coil, main relay, crank sensor, and the top dead center sensor (which is under the cam - I am told). Put a bag of ice on the main relay first. Apparently these things lose connectivity when they get hot.

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SOURCE: 1994 Ford Escort dies at stops

I had the same problem a year ago. I problem was that the intake manifold gasket had a small hole and it was causing the computer to constantly change the air to fuel ratio. The constant changing cause the engine to die at stops.

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SOURCE: Dies when shifted into gear

May be having problems with engine vacuum leaking. Pull the large hose going to the vacuum operated brake booster and block off the hose end with a cork or other plug. Start the engine and see if it runs more smoothly. Set the emergency brake and put in gear--does it idle smoothly? If so, then you likely have a bad vacuum leak within the booster unit. Restore the vacuum hose to the cylinder and arrange to replace the cylinder.

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SOURCE: 1988 Cutlass Calais. Motor runs fine on start up.

Sounds like the veh is loading up on fuel make sure coolant sensor to computer is reading right it could be choking the car.Also check for clean throttle body But what the most likely cause is the mass air flow sensor. Blow it out now do this gently there is a wire in there thats what you want clean. dont spray any liquids on it THANK TIM

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SOURCE: When putting van in gear the engine runs rough

how about putting the van in drive with one foot down hard on the brake and rev the engine, does it smooth out now? if it smooths out, i would pull the air cleaner tube to the throttle body and spray the throttle body with carb cleaner, be careful if using the red tube, I have had it blow off before into the intake, not good, open the accelerator and spray it out really good, it will to start until all the cleaner clears out.

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