Question about 1994 Ford Escort
Replaced plugs, Checked hoses for leaks, checked airfilter, Runs fine idles fine but just started dieing. There are no wanring or fault lights, when at lights or stopped it cuts out but runs fine when driving and i dont think my fan comes on when sat waiting with it running
Being a certified mechanic has its advantages. there are multiple causes for that problem: lack of air or lack of fuel.
make sure the air filter is mostly clean.
check throttle plate (where air filter tube goes into motor), most likely black with soot and carbon. clean with tooth brush and gas, wipe off with clean rag. repeat ultil CLEAN.
low air flow past plate when closed (idle) will cause stall condition.
dirty throttle body is a common problem with lots of cars. causes engine stall.
dirty fuel filter will also cause this problem.. low fuel pressure at idle.
I also believe that your car is equipped with an idle air control valve. (regulates a bypassed air flow to motor at idle) this valve may be stopped up or non-functional. have local shop take a look, but there are ways to check valve if you consider yourself mechanically inclined
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