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My Escort is sputtering at interstate speeds but stops at lower speeds. Also sputters more going up hill. Is this the a tune up issue..ie spark plugs or dirty fuel filter or should I just replace both. Vehicle has 180000 miles on it. I bought it 4mths ago from a guy cannot remember if he did a tune up or not, all I know is he did have an oil change done.

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Well,at 180K it's going to need some work.i would start with a tune-up (spark plugs,wires,fuel and air filters. Maybe a bottle of Techron injector cleaner in the fuel tank. See how it runs,,,,go from there. I always say,"do the easy stuff first"

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