EVERYTHING WAS FINE.JUST HAD CARD PAINTED AND THEY STEATMED CLEANIED THE ENGINE.TODAY WAS REALLY WET AND RAINING. I WENT THRUGH A BIG PUDDLE, TRYING TO EXCELLERATE TO FREEWAY AND CAR WAS MISSING AND CHUGGING, AND THEN ENGINE LIGHT WENT. HELP. DROVE IT A LITTLE WHEN IT STOPPED RAINING AND IT WAS OK, THEN STARTED GOING THROUGH WATER AND IT STARTED CHUGGING AGAIN.
wANT WOULD CAUSE MY FORD ESCORT TOO START CHIGGING IN 3,4,AND 5TH GEAR. on 1998 Ford Escort
by ALY8955 in Salinas, CA on December 23, 2012
ANSWER by ziptie12 , December 24, 2012
You answered your own question-------moisture is getting into the ignition system somewhere.Eliminate that first , then post again if symptoms persist when ignition dried out.