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I recently had my 1989 Ford Escort in to my mechanic to fix a hole in my exhaust pipe caused by a "misplaced" catalytic convertor put in four years ago. After driving it for nearly one month with little or no problems, it began cutting out. It never completely died but would jump around for awhile, get better, jump around again but never die. My mechanic is stumped as am I. I can't help thinking the "fix" to realign the catalytic convertor is somehow at fault.

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  • kkwh Nov 13, 2009

    I will share your solution with my mechanic and also see if there is anything he hasn't already tried. Thank you.



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I don't think the two problems are related at all. The first thing you should try if you haven't already is changing the fuel filter. It could also be spark plugs or wires, timing or weak ignition coils, vacuum leaks or dirty or clogged fuel injectors. Also check for loose or damaged ignition components or wires. However, if there is no engine light on, the fuel filter is the first thing you should look at.

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