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Randem rough idel and fuel/rich mix smell. Hot or cold ? Changed the water temp sensior for the eci and also new eci? 2001 Ford escort

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I'm surprised you didn't get an error code, mainly on the spark plug wires. I would try those, they can cause a bunch of trouble, including rough idle, rich burning, everytime my Grand Marquis acted up, it was the spark plug wires. Of course it was also the only thing not covered in the warranty. Check it out.

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