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I have 2002 Ford Escape with 93000 miles. I'm looking to sell it so I washed under the hood with a degreaser while the car was cold and dry. Now the motor seams to sputter when ideling. Sometimes this happens when it has sat outside in a moist condition but wondering if there is any quick fix so that I can sell this fast? thanks

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Most likely the plug wires or if you have coil on plug, check the connections to each coil. change the spark plug wires or apply dielectric compound to the inside of each connector. dielectric compound displaces moisture and is a couple of dollars for a small tube or about $6 for a large tube. you can check the condition of the wires and coil or the coil on plug by spraying a light mist of water on the components when the car is dry and running right. if the car starts stumbling when the faulty component is sprayed, you've probably found the problem.

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