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engein cut's out on 1996 Ford Escort

car shuters,then dies when driving down the road,like it's not getting any air,and make's a putt putt sound,and egein light comes on

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You've got some sort of nasty driveability problem that is most likely connected to the emissions control system--hence the engine light: http://repairpal.com/check-engine-light

I recommend a visit to a good diagnostic tech for help.