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My escort has a throttle response issue and idle issue. Any ideas on how to fix

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    yadayada Aug 23, 2010

    U couldn't get much more vague here, if u really want help need all specifics of the problem(s)



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Could be a bad catalytic converter or dirty fuel filter

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hi have checked the compressions if ok `check the injectors look for air leaks around the inlet manifold and if its been over heated make sure the throttle bodies not warped good luck yates210456

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