that 30 mph takes a mile to get there
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1998 Ford Escort Question: car idle will not hold steady. Will not accelerate over 30 miles per hour;
Answer #1asksteevies February 01, 2014, 13:33Master
Possible clogged catalytic converter or restrictive fuel filter ,don't
Know history or miles??
Answer #2G. T. Service Center (4242 Answers) , Stephenville, TX - (254) 638-3236ProfessorG February 01, 2014, 14:02Master
Does it miss really bad. Not running one all cylinders, possible coil issue.
Answer #3executivecom February 01, 2014, 16:23Enthusiast
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.