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Ford escort hi ive got a problem with my ford escort,its a 1800 zetec.it runs really well idles fine but when driving mid rangeit hesitates and feels like its missing slightly.its fine when excellerating or when im totally off the throttle it just seems to be around the 2000 rpm mark.ive changed the plugs and leads and chacked all connections.could it be the coil?

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Replace the Spark Plug wires, they burn through and short to the valve cover/cylinder head causing a miss under load, very common concern with this Mazda engine that was used in your Escort GT. Buy the best wire set you can find, or the problem will re-occur very quickly. Auto-lite makes a good set at a good price, avail at most chain parts stores like Kragen, Auto Zone etc.

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