MY 1999 ESCORT MISSES WHEN FRIST STARTED UP BUT ...

1999 Ford Escort

Tiny

Anonymous

December, 20, 2012 AT 4:19 PM

My 1999 escort misses when frist started up but it goes away. But I smell antafreeze I looked for a leak but I don"t see anything. Antafreeze goes down in the holding tank I put some in there about one a month. It idels rough also I have put new pcv value on it I put new plugs and wires new coil has not helped. It runs fine going down the highway. Some times it will run fine for a few days then it starts running bad again. What do you think it is.

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Tiny

Docfixit

December, 20, 2012 AT 4:48 PM

Suspect failed headgasket

Tiny

jthommo441

January, 10, 2013 AT 12:50 PM

I had same problem, at start the car ran rough and engine code said misfire on one cylinder. Happened at start up and went away after a few minutes till finally one day engine blew.
Turned out it was a valve seat which was displaced. Fairly common problem amongst escorts. Get head taken off and have this reseated asap before valve seat breaks and goes thru the engine

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