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1999 Ford Escort zx2 that 3 times stopped running after a sharp turn while accelerating. Would not restart for about 30 minutes as if out of fuel, then started and ran Help!

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Check engine oil for correct level. In a sharp turn, oil will slosh causing a low oil fault, disabling ignition. This engine has a low oil sensor in the oil pan. Check oil often.

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