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1998 Ford Escort Question: car idle will not hold steady. Will not accelerate over 30 miles per hour;

 

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davey boy, 2.0L 4 Cylinder DOHC, Saint Simons Island, GA, February 01, 2014, 10:29
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that 30 mph takes a mile to get there

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    asksteevies February 01, 2014, 10:33
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    Possible clogged catalytic converter or restrictive fuel filter ,don't
    Know history or miles??

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    G. T. Service Center (3147 Answers) , Stephenville, TX - (254) 638-3236
    ProfessorG February 01, 2014, 11:02
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    Does it miss really bad. Not running one all cylinders, possible coil issue.

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    executivecom February 01, 2014, 13:23
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    Should be easy for a tech to figure out in 30 minutes. Likely are collapsed cat converter/exhaust pipe or faulty ignition coils or ignition module. Is it up shifting, if an automatic. IF not a possibly failed modulator on trans could be problem. When you post a question, the more information you post, ie mileage, transmission type, any previous diagnosis, can help and will get you more and more accurate responses.

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