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Ck eng lt, intermittant, card chugs, then i must turn off and restart, code 58 and 85 on scanner

1990 escort 1.9 ck eng lt illuminates, while driving, car starts to chug, put in nuetral turn off eng, and then restart. Lt. goes out but comes on again soon after. Code 58 and 85 comes up on Actron code scanner that I purchased.

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  • twmundell Apr 24, 2009

    I am not sure what to try and change myself. The problem was intermittant, but now the car is producing problem continually and is not safe too drive a all. Once car is put in nuetral, and turned off while still coasting. Car can be gunned in neutral and sounds perfect. But once put in gear and gas is given, Lt illumanates and it starts to chug and wants to stop.



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 Electronic control module (ECM) computer circuit problems - faulty programmable read-only memory (PROM). OR (Transmission) Input or output speed sensor - circuit problems. (Speed sensor signals do not agree with with selected gear range.) OR Torque converter clutch (TCC) - TCC is mechanically stuck on.
 Vehicle anti-theft system (VATS) problem. OR Transmission Temperature Sensor (TTS) - short circuit problem in sensor or wiring. OR Transmission fluid temperature high.

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  • captain anonymous Apr 24, 2009

    Well with the problems that the codes give, i would not recommend doing the things yourself you could mess up other stuff in the car



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