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98 Escort 2.0 ran good til now.It started to lose speed and slowed almost to a stop acting like a gas restriction.Turned it off a few minutes to look for problem and it ran normal again about 3 miles.

Had to shut off every 3 miles and wait few minutes to get home.Replaced fuel filter, relay and Coil.No codes or vacuum leak. After 30 miles,same problem.Now problem filling gas tank.Are these related?

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SOURCE: 1998 Ford Escort runs normal about 20 miles,then loses speed and slows down to crawl. If I shut down a few minutes and start again,it runs normal a few miles and the same thing.

Do you have any codes in the ECM ? Have you checked for any vacuum leaks ? Can you add more detail information as to when it first began to have issues and what have you done to correct this problem.

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