ENGINE GETS REALLY JERKY AND WILL HARDLY ACCELERATE

  • Tiny
  • oldescort
  • 1987 Ford Escort
  • 15,000 miles

I have a 1987 mk4 ford escort 1.4gl. My car will usually start and idle fine, but when I drive it usually gets really jerky and will hardly accelerate. Also when I slow down to a stop it stalls. Then it idles very rough with the revs going up/down then stop.

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Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 AT 6:29 PM

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  • fixitmr
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Any CEL to read codes from? Could be TPS.

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Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 AT 7:05 PM
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Could also be weak fuel pressure.

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Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 AT 7:18 PM

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