Engine Performance problem
1991 Ford Escort 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 234400 miles
I have a '91 Ford Escort, 1.9 L, 4 cyl, fuel injected FWD car that runs very erratic when first started up. It feels like its getting insufficient fuel to run, it coughs, sputters and hiccups under light accelleration and only clears out under hard accelleration. It takes about 15-20 minutes of driving before it starts acting 'normal' again, coughing gone, no sputtering. This has only started doing this recently, as I have not had any problems with it before. I replaced the fuel filter and added a bottle of injector cleaner to the tank, with no better results. Since this is fuel injection I know there is no choke like a carb engine would have. Any ideas?
have the same problem?
Monday, September 13th, 2010 AT 8:32 AM