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I have a 99 Ford Escort, cranks but doesn't catch

I have a 99 Ford Escort, and it cranks like it's going to start but doesn't ''catch''.. For a while when I did start the car it would shake really bad while idleing, but when I stepped on the gas and reved it up it was fine....I replaced the spark plugs, what could be the problem?!?!?!?


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Startermotor has a problem. Please dismantle and free that pinion on axle stuck. Easy job.

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  • astrid prieto Apr 17, 2009

    Idle rpm too low, if persists. Can have several reasons.

    Ignition, mixture. Please check basics. can't do that from here.

    Normally I take my diagnose tools out. Check rpm, timing, mixture. And check the airfilter if dirty. Check my wire harness connections for correct readings at terminals. You got injection model?


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