IS IT SAFE TO DRIVE.? VERY SCARED

  • Tiny
  • Dkmak3@msn.com
  • 1997 FORD ESCORT
  • 58,000 MILES

Single mother low income !1997 ford escort wagon. Lurching forward high idol and blinking engine light? Is it safe to drive

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Tuesday, August 7th, 2012 AT 4:51 PM

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  • Tiny
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Missfiring, and maybe vacuum leaks. Get it checked now to find out the issue

Roy

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Tuesday, August 7th, 2012 AT 4:57 PM
  • Tiny
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Thank you. I had my sons friend come by a few weeks ago because the engine light was on and he said it was the esr valve? But no safety issues untill I can get it fixed but now last night I did not think I was gonna make it home from work it also smelt like something was burning I have to get to work I have no money can I drive it.

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Tuesday, August 7th, 2012 AT 5:09 PM
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Not the way you describe it. Have him come back over and look again.

Roy

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Tuesday, August 7th, 2012 AT 5:20 PM
  • Tiny
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Symptoms indicates the engine is most probably misfiring and causing the catalytic converter to overheat. It is best not to drive under such conditions to avoid further damage

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Tuesday, August 7th, 2012 AT 5:27 PM

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