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kkenneway
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May 22, 2012, 10:08 PM

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I just bought a 2001 Ford Escort and it will crank and run fine until it starts to warm up to the normal temp then it will sputter and die. It will crank again and go a few yards than die. I was told this could be the converter, it may be clogged or the throttle sensor. It also is getting only like 12-15 miles to the gallon and I read it should be getting like 25-30 mpg. UGH! I hope someone can point me in the right direction. Cool


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May 23, 2012, 6:16 AM

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Hook up a fuel pressure gauge and monitor it during the failure.




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Discretesignals
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May 23, 2012, 7:55 AM

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Just curious. Why would you buy a car with problems like that and not know how to fix them?





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kkenneway
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May 23, 2012, 8:44 AM

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To answer your question...#1 I am a female and with the exception of basic maintenance, i.e oil changes, tune ups and changing a tire, my mechanic skills are less than stellar. #2 The car ran perfect up until a week ago Tongue


kkenneway
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May 23, 2012, 8:44 AM

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Thank you I will give that a try Smile


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May 23, 2012, 11:17 AM

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Did you buy this off a car lot or private?





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kkenneway
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May 23, 2012, 5:13 PM

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I bought it from a private owner




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