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1997 ford escort 110968 miles replaced parts as fallows: plugs,plugwires, EGR selinoid, timeingbelt, waterpump,MAF sensor. check engine light came on ,idle dies or is rough, loss of power, won't downshift uphill. .....coilpak? .......2.0 SOHC engine

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  • tigz2mrk Apr 28, 2010

    I'll replace fuel filter and coilpac, easy fix. if still messed up will get Dio. A shame, I drove it 120 miles a day to work in the desert, ran great.

  • tigz2mrk Apr 28, 2010

    I know, I need to get my finaces cleared up a little first. Got an F150 02' 126000 4.6 runs like a champ. Did all the maintenance to it over the years. Just need to squeese a little more out of the Escort. Thanks.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    the very nature of machines is that they wear out. I suggest u replace the car, If it has over 100,000 plus miles on it that is it for an Escort, things will start going wrong from here on out. . 35 years of Ford dealer expeience talking here.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    stop guessing and have some proper testing done, what OBD2 fault codes do u have? what is the fuel pressure? has the fuel filter been changed?

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Sorry but this advice is based on 35 years as a Ford dealer technican and 1000's of repairs. i still say time to trade it in on another low miles used one, not new used, it will nickel and dime u to dealth if you don't, trust me on this. put the fuel filter on check the fuel pressure (spec is 45 PSI) and keep your fingers crossed

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Please update and let me know how else I can assist you today!
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