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I have a 1998 Ford Escort that drives fine and then all of the sudden we lose accleration and the car eventually dies. After sitting for a few minutes it will start back up drive a few more miles and then repeats the same problem. Its now starting to buck when its stalling out. What could be the problem?

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  • amberallard Nov 09, 2010

    Okay maybe I should say that I am a girl and have basic knowledge of a car but no idea how to check these things. I know that its fuel injected but not how to check the injectors, or the spark. Lets just pretend you're talking to a car



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There are a couple of things that could be at fault here. 1. The ignition system is faulty. 2. The fuel system is faulty . You will need to check that there is spark when it dies out and also check that you have fuel supply to the fuel filter after it dies out.
Let me know once you have checked these and I can give you further instructions.

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  • Jason Maurirere
    Jason Maurirere Nov 09, 2010

    Ah You will need tools for this and if you haven't done this sort of thing before then it will be difficult to explain.
    Do you have anyone that is able to help you out or would you just like to know what the faults could be.



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