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Car will start and run, but going down road it will shutter/hesitate then engine dies slowly. It sounds like it isn't getting gas. I think it might be the electrical around the distributor

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  • Pam4CM Aug 11, 2008

    My 2001 Ford Escape has 150000 miles. Starts fine. Starting having a problem remaining running when idling. Fuel filter was cleaned and ran fine for a couple weeks. Then started having problem hesitating or "chugging" when going down the road. This happens at city and highway speeds. Have had a tune up and replaced two ignition coils so far. Each time the car runs fine for a week or two, and then the same problem returns. However, the problem has been intermittent which has added to the difficulty of diagnosis.

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Eventually, the dealer diagnosed my problem as the electrical harness. This was replaced - about $500 - and I've had no problems since. All previous "solutions" lasted a week or two, but it has been almost a month and we're running smooth!

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It sounds like th o2 sencer

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I tested the control module at Advanced Auto store, it proved to be OK. Next I looked at the "Ignition Pickup" in the distributor and it had one connector that was burnt out. The actual issue was that I was not loosing fuel flow but I was seeing the "firing" die out. It took a week for it to stop altogether on the road. It was a $26.20 part and in about 1/2 hour I had the car running good as new.

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