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95 escort gt sport 16v Dohc

I have a 95 escort gt that recently started missing, I put new plugs and wires on it and gapped them at 44. It misses so bad that it shakes the whole car, it will miss then straighten out, and back to missing. Also the idle will go from 1000rpms to 3000rpms. I hope you can help me out cause I've trouble shot as much as I know how to. I'm getting 12 volts to the coil and plugs. I'm thinking throttle positioning sensor, what do you think?

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Iit can be, buut it also can be your oxygen sensor which can be real fickle with the gt
also air flow sensor can be a pain.
When you check either sensor make sure that when you replace either you reset the main computer form the car.
Simply by disconnecting battery for 24 hours. Otherwise you will still have the same problem

Posted on Jul 01, 2008

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    eric bosman Jul 09, 2008

    please also check pcv valve

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