Why does car shake when I push in accelerator?

Tiny
SUNNYSUE999
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  • 1994 FORD ESCORT
  • 122,000 MILES
FORD ESCORT 1.9L AUTO? Does it on take off and when moving- give it GAS AND IT SHAKES ETC.

WHEN IDLING ON WARM UP ENGINE SURGES, STTLES DOWN, IDLES OKAY, THEN SURGES-- WHEN TAKE OFF, SHAKES, RORS VIBRATES- IT ONLY DOES THIS WHEN I CHANGE PRESSURE ON GAS PEDAL--AT A CONSTANT SPEED IT RUNS OUT OKAY THEN IF I WANT TO GO FASTER AND GIVE IT MORE GAS, HERE COMES THE SHAKLE RATTLE AND ROAR WHEN I PUT ON BRAKE IT SETTLES DOWN---- ENGINE DOES NOT MAKE ANY OTHER NOISES THAT IT HAD BEFORE--- WHILE IDLING, ON WARM U, SITTING STILLL, ENGINE SURGES--SUDDENLY RUNS FASTER FOR A BIT, THEN ACTS LIKE IT IGOING TO DIE, AND THEN SMOOTHS OUT FOR AWHILE, THEN IDLES DOWN LIKE IT IS GOING TO DIE AND THEN PICKS UP AGAIN. THIS IS SITTING STILL--
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Saturday, March 24th, 2012 AT 12:08 AM

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Tiny
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Your back. Thought it mighta fixed itself. Hittin sack but will get back on it. Tryin to remember what you said has been done just before this happened.
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Saturday, March 24th, 2012 AT 5:02 AM
Tiny
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How about a compression test? Does it sound even in rythum when it cranks over with fuel or spark disabled?
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Saturday, March 24th, 2012 AT 10:36 PM
Tiny
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HOW DO I DO COMPRESSION TEST? HOLD MY FINGER IN SPARK PLUG HOLE? DONT UNDER STAND SPARK OR FUEL DISABLED--IT IS GETTING GOOD SPARK-NEW PLUGS AND WIRES-JUST KIND OF HICCUPS EVERY SO OFTEN WHEN SITTING IDLE--NOT A SOUND, BUT AN ACTION OF THE ENGINE---tHAT DIRTY ROTTEN GOOD FOR NOTHING!NEGATIVE BATTERY CABLE CAUSED ME TO TAKE NEW BATTERY TO GET TESTED----i HAD IT, I THOUGHT TIGHT AS IT WOULD GO--i COULDNT MOVE IT WITH MY HAND---YET WHEN ALL SYSTEMS WENT DEAD, I TIGHTENED THAT SUCKER SOME MORE. I MUST HAVE PUT 40 FOOT POUNDS ON IT---EVERYTHING STARTED WORK ING AGAIN--GOT NEW CABLE COMING TOMORROW.

LITTLE CAR JUST DOESN'T GIVE UP EASY. NOW I CAN FINALLY DO THE CODE THING. BEAUTIFUL DAY HERE TODAY. UNBELIEVABLY, MY LITTLE ROSE BUSH IS ABOUT TO BLOOM--MAGNOLIA TREE ALREADY DROPPED ITS PETALS, STRANGE WORLD WE LIVE IN. YOU DONT HAVE TO WASTE ANY MORE OF YOUR SPECIAL TIME WITH ME UNLESS YOU JUST WANT TO KEEP UP WITH THE CONTINUING SAGA OF THE GRANNY AND THE FORD. I AM ON FACEBOOK IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BECOME A FRIEND. AND GET BULLETINS FROM YANKEE LAND. GOD BLESS GENERAL LEE!
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Sunday, March 25th, 2012 AT 12:36 AM
Tiny
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Any luck with codes?
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Monday, March 26th, 2012 AT 7:26 PM
Tiny
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You mean the "general lee" white lightnin runner!
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Monday, March 26th, 2012 AT 7:27 PM
Tiny
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I got a code 32 it says egr positioner sensor below closed limit---I have no idea what that means--trying to take egr valve off, no possible room to put wrench on outlet port going to engine---if I had combo wrench to fit it would cut it in half--can't find my one inch--had some tools stolen last month--sure do miss them. Went to end of pipe where it goes into engine, smell gas and it is wet where it screws into engine-- why would the egr pipe to the engine get into the gas supply? I really don't inow what all this stuff does---I doknow that positioner sensor is 88.00 at jc whitney-- I rather liked the original confederate guy, general robert e. And his horse Traveler. I am great student of civil war- Thought I might have valve seat problem but just listened to a video of an engine that had one and mine sounds a lot better than that --acutally its pretty quiet when it isn't surging or accelerating. I took a piece of hose and listened to its little sounds all over. I am putting my hoveround in the yard so I can go somewhere. JI''ll teach that Ford to be that way with me. Gonna cook and rest now. Bye
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Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 AT 1:06 AM
Tiny
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Take a pic of wet pipe and EGR. Anyway fuel lines could getting gas onto pipe if leaking?
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Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 AT 7:11 PM
Tiny
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I have an escort with a similar problem. Mine's only got 102,000 miles though. I'm going to try a compression test this weekend.
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Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 AT 10:40 PM

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