1994 Ford Escort cuts off

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Old 08-09-13, 08:33 AM
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1994 Ford Escort cuts off

My 1994 Ford Escort runs great. But lately, when I am slowing down and push the clutch in, it cuts off. It seems that if I let off of the accelerator slowly and push the clutch in slowly, it doesn't cut off as often. But if I let off of the gas and push the clutch in fast it will cut off. It always cranks right back up and it doesn't miss or tremble or anything. When idling or driving down the road, it never misses a beat. I'm thinking maybe the fuel filter? Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
 
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Old 08-09-13, 09:37 AM
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I don't see the fuel filter being the cause as technically, the requirement for fuel should drop when you let off the throttle and engage the clutch.

When I was reading your post, it sounded a lot like how my old neon acted when PCV hose split.
You are however missing a couple of the symptoms I saw with my car and the slowly letting off the throttle wouldn't have played a role with the PCV hose.

I wonder if maybe your throttle body is dirty and/or has something clogging the idle hose.
 
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Old 08-09-13, 11:18 AM
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My first thought would be "idle air control" dirty or sticking. Google it and I am sure you will come up with something.
 
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Old 08-09-13, 07:28 PM
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i also agree with the IAC being an issue and/or dirty thottle plates. next would be a vacuum leak. when it does idle what rpm does it have.
 
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Old 08-10-13, 02:36 PM
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same problem with my 92 ford escort, except mine is automatic

I replaced mass air flow sensor, cleaned entire intake system, replaced throttle idle sensor, replace fuel filter, and it still wants to hesitate at stop sign, but only in drive and reverse, not in park or neutral....im lost myself
 
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I would have the codes read.
 
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MAF shouldn't cause it nor the fuel filter. Not sure what throttle idle sensor is. Either you mean the idle air control motor or throttle position sensor.
When you have an automatic, the idle speed is set higher when in park or neutral, that is why is doesn't die there.

Did you replace the throttle positioning sensor instead of the IAC motor?
The TPS is the one that is a variable resistor that changes as you move the gas pedal. Focus instead on the iac motor as previously suggested.
 
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Doing a quick google search of engine bays to see where things are located, I can see a couple areas to look.
My first would be the throttle body, which appears to be really easy to access (middle of engine bay, driver side of valve cover).
I would disconnect the air box from the throtle body and give the TB a good clean out. Inspect all hoses attached. There should be one that attaches to the TB that is for the idle control. Might be worth replacing it as odds are it's clogged or collapsing.
 
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i will replace the idle air control and the hose and see what happens. It really acts up when i turn the a/c on. I tried having the codes read, but the snap on system kept disconnecting. Do you need both plug and plays to access the the codes? As for the TB, i took it all apart and cleaned it with throttle body cleaner and a pipe cleaner.
 
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