I have a 1994 ford escort and it's not getting eoungh power I've change the battery, sparks plugs and the alternator don't know what else to do please help
Did you check the timing? If the timing is off there will be a reduction in performance and power will be greatly reduced. If the engine is "pinging" or "knocking" under heavy acceleration, your timing is advanced, and pre ignition is occurring (that's when the spark has ignited the fuel in the combustion chamber prematurely), resulting in a knocking sound. When the piston is compressing the air/fuel mixture within the combustion chamber, the spark plug produces a spark from current it receives from contacts closing in the distributor cap. (Where all the spark plug wires are plugged into) if that spark come BEFORE the piston finishes it up stroke or compression stroke, the piston is then being slowed down from the kinetic energy produced by the exploding fuel. Thats where we loose our power. Idealy, the spark should come AFTER the piston has rotated over the top of its stroke, It has reached its limit in compression and is on its way back down then the spark should ignite the compressed fuel, thus giving the piston an additional "shove" back down to start its "Power" stroke, once its reached the bottom of the power stroke (stroke #2 of 4) it is then carried back up for the "exhaust" stroke pushing the burnt fuel out of the combustion camber and into the exhaust manifold, one it has reached the top of that stroke it begins its journey back down to start stroke number 4, the Intake stroke. Drawing in air/fuel mixture to again be pushed back upward to compress the air/fuel, and repeat the process over and over again. Now that I have thoroughly bored you to tears, Yeah, check the engine timing, if its not the timing it may be a vacuum leak.
May 11, 2015 |
Ford Cars & Trucks