Question about 1999 Ford Escort
Your problem might not be engine related, it could be due to a bad torque converter or a bad solenoid in the transmission. The solenoids are around $35 and usually bolt to the outside of the transmission. Your transmission works on vacuum so if the solenoid is bad it could cause some problems such as trying to be in overdrive gear when it should be in 1st gear. This could cause the engine rpms to drop and difficult when you shift it out of park or neutral into Drive. Have it checked by a reputable shop. Shouldn't cost that much and it probably isn't an engine related issue.
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