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1997 Ford Escort Question: Why do I have a hard start up and unexpected stalling?



, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Toledo, OH, June 20, 2013, 10:10

Bought used 4 mos. ago from private dealer. Didn't start having problems until 3 mos. ago with hard start up. Engine cranks but won't catch for a few seconds 7 out of 10 x's. Engine stalling began about 2 months ago, 3 out of 10 x's. Will start right back up. Replaced alternator & battery

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    June 21, 2013, 21:24

    Do you have good spark plugs and correctly gaped?

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    , June 28, 2013, 16:42

    Geeze. Can't believe I didn't think of that! I'm not sure, but I will definitely check now. THANK YOU

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