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I have a 1997 Ford Escort Wagon and I don't have a problem while I am driving, but when I slow up to a stop. The motor will come to a rough idle when I stop and sometimes the motor will die. I can restart it all the time and then continue forward ( while I start going forward I have to nurse it along easy for sometimes it wants to die again). My check engine light does not light up and I have 108k miles on the vehicle,(automatic transmission). I have owned a few vehicles of this type and this is the first one that act this way. My gas mileage if good on the highway on long trips, but very much reduced in town while it act up at stops. I would appreciate your thoughts about this vehicles condition. Thanks Ken (Seacruise2@gmail.com)

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Try this test
place in neutral with the park brake on
start the engine if it idles alright put your foot on the brake
if it falters or plays up ,it is a vacuum leak in the brake booster
replace the booster

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It sounds like your clutch is slipping. Does it do it more when the wagon is loaded or going uphill?
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sounds like you may have a dirty throttle body by a can of carbon cleaner remove the intake pipe of at the throttle body see if it is black greasy spray the t/b with the cleaner and clean with a soft rag then spray the rest of the can through the t/b while engine is running at about 2000rpm you will find it will idle a lot smoother cold or hot.reards agwbk

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I have a 1997 Ford Escort Wagon and I don't have a problem while I am driving, but when I slow up to a stop. The motor will come to a rough idle when I stop and sometimes the motor will die. I can restart...


hi

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Hope this helps

Regards

Dan

Get back to me if you need more info.

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