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Ford escort 1990

My car dies when i slow down fast or stop. idles up and down. replaced fuel filter plugs wires and ozygen sensor. runs wonderful while driving.... whats next?

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Have your carbaratar looked at, my sister had the same problem with her car that she use to own and now me and my husband are starting to have the same problem with the truck we have.

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See if your distributor timing or breaker points gap are correct.

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This shounds to me like a fuel system issue. Injectors might be bad

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thats what it sounds like, a bad or clogged up fuel filter. if it bogs down when giving it gas, or going up a hill. its probably the fuel filter not letting enough fuel to engine. that is why it stalls at a stop. if this helps but not fully. check or clean idle air control motor. this is what maintains proper idle of vehicle. have a good day !!

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Check the fuel injector resistance. Each injector should be about 12 OHMS. They are connected in pairs of three if its a six cylinder and all three should read about 4.3 OHMS. If not you have to replace the injectors.

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There are several possibilites.
When it dies does the Engine Light come-on and stay-on? If so there are codes which are present that can isolate/point you to a more specific problem.
Based soley on your description: I would first check your Spark Plugs, Wires, and Coil. When were they last replaced? If these are fine: When was the Fuel Filter replaced? Air Filter? Check the fuel pressure at the port located on the fuel rail in the engine compartment.
If those check out okay: I would check and/or replace the Idle Sensor and/or the Throttle Position Sensor.
Basic rules on bad idling:
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2. Spark - Is there consistent spark getting to all the cyclinders?
3. Air - Is there a air shortage = clogged air filter?
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MY CHECVY ASTRO 92 ,,STARTS FINE IT JUST SHAKES WHEN IN IDLES IN DRIVE OR REVERSE..HAVE NEW WIRES AND DISTIBUTOR

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