1997 Ford Escort dies

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Old 06-09-08, 11:41 AM
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1997 Ford Escort dies

My 97 escort started dying a week ago when pulling out of driveway. Now it dies while driving and especially at stoplights. It restarts with key.
Any clues on what it may be? I replaced the fuel and air filter, plugs and wires last September.
 
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Old 06-09-08, 03:26 PM
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check/clean air intake where air enters engine. check throttle pos. switch/or equivilent. check ALL vacuum lines(both ends) for cracks/loose fit. replace as necessary. it is a start!!
 
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Old 06-09-08, 04:26 PM
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check/clean air intake where air enters engine. check throttle pos. switch/or equivilent. check ALL vacuum lines(both ends) for cracks/loose fit. replace as necessary. it is a start!!
Good answer Mike, also, look under the throttle body there is a vac hose there the often gets missed. Many a Ford mech made his days wage with charging a customer many hours for this 2 min fix.
 
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I am having the same problem 98 escort dies out
 
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Old 03-02-09, 12:50 PM
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Good idea to check fuel pressure, too; may be a weak pump.
 
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If I was a betting man, I'd be checking the PCV line........rubber boots/ends on plastic tubing.......The end going into the manifold ALWAYS collapses and splits.....The 90deg boot from an old spark plug wire is the un-"official" fix
 
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Old 03-02-09, 04:33 PM
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You might want to check for water of snow in the air intake and air filter. My Jetta was running wicked rich and stalled out a few times. Turned out snow went into the air intake and melted resulting in water being where it shouldn't.
 
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