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When i start my 98 ford escort zx2 it starts but spudders like its not getting enough fuel, and it stays running (barely) for about 10 to 15 seconds and then dies. It smells like its getting fuel matter of fact it smells like its flooded. U can hold the gas pedal to the floor but it doesnt change anything. I have replaced the fuel filter and pump and it still doesnt start propely. I checked the timing belt and it seems to be just fine.

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You need to replace the idle control sensor, that will repair your problem. hope this helps!!

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