1995 Ford Escort 95 Escort start but shuts off after adrive

Tiny
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  • 1995 FORD ESCORT
Engine Performance problem
1995 Ford Escort 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 120.00 miles

my car will start and drive a little and will shut off, I had the tank replace, im not sure what else is wrong please help. Mike
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Monday, January 12th, 2009 AT 11:55 PM

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Tiny
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Hi selarom5142,

Thank you for the donation.

I would need some additional information to understand the problem and need you to help me with the following questions.

1. Is your engine 1.8 or 1.9 liters?
2. Can the engine be restarted after it stalls? Was it easy to restart?
3. Did the Check Engine Lamp show while driving?
4. What is the idling speed when starting from cold and after warming up?
5. How long has this been happening and was any repairs carried prior to this happening?

Thank you.
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Tuesday, January 13th, 2009 AT 7:36 AM
Tiny
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This car will start but once I take off a couple of blocks it will stall and it will start up easy, the engine is 1.8, the engine lamp will show, I have had repairs done to it where they replace the tank because it had a leak, the idle speed is a little high but it will come down to speed
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Thursday, January 15th, 2009 AT 11:23 PM
Tiny
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Hi selarom5142,

When the Check Engine Lamp shows, an error has been detected in the engine management system and you have to get to the self-diagnostic mode to retrieve freeze frame data to understand what is causing it.

You frequent stalling should be an idling system and we will get to it later.

First we weill get the Diagnostic Trouble Code with the following procedures.

ENTERING SELF-DIAGNOSTICS

Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) can be retrieved using one of the following methods:

Using an analog Volt-Ohmmeter (VOM).
Using Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL).
Using Superstar II (007-0041B) scan tester.
Using New Generation Star (007-00500) scan tester.
Using an aftermarket scan tester

Codes are accessed from PCM using Data Link Connector (DLC).


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Procedure to retrieve codes varies with equipment used. Follow QUICK TEST for specific procedure used to retrieve codes. If no code or only intermittent fault is found after performing QUICK TEST, proceed to SWITCH MONITOR TEST.

EQUIPMENT HOOKUP

NOTE: After performing equipment hookup, follow appropriate quick test procedures based on type of equipment being used. See QUICK TEST.

Using Analog Volt-Ohmmeter (VOM)

1) Turn ignition off. Locate Data Link Connector (DLC). See Fig. 1 . Connect positive (+) lead of VOM to PCM STO terminal at DLC and negative (-) test lead to engine ground (GND). See Fig. 2 . Set VOM to 0-20V DC range.


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2) Connect a jumper wire between ground and PCM STI terminal of DLC. See Fig. 2 .

Using Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)

Check MIL operation. Turn ignition switch to ON position. If MIL is on, MIL circuit is okay. Go to next step. If MIL is off, go to CIRCUIT TEST MIL. After performing CIRCUIT TEST MIL, return to this procedure. Connect a jumper wire between ground and PCM STI terminal of DLC. See Fig. 2 .

QUICK TEST

Analog VOM Or MIL
1) To perform Key On Engine Off (KOEO) self-test, turn ignition switch to ON position and observe voltmeter (or MIL). Count voltmeter needle sweeps (or MIL flashes). If codes are not present, go to step 3). If codes are present, record codes, turn ignition off and go to next step.

NOTE: If a code repeats immediately after codes have been cleared, it is considered a "hard fault". If a code does not immediately repeat, the fault is considered "intermittent" and is not failing during self-testing.

2) Erase codes from PCM memory. Repeat step 1). If no codes are present go to next step. If any codes are present, refer to CODE REFERENCE table to determine circuit test to perform. After performing repair, return to start of quick test.

3) To perform Key On Engine Running (KOER) self-test, remove jumper wire from DLC. Start engine and run at 3000 RPM for 3 minutes. Reconnect jumper wire at DLC. Turn ignition off, then restart engine and run at idle. Read codes.

4) If no codes are present, go to ANALOG VOM OR MIL under SWITCH MONITOR TEST. If codes are present, refer to CODE REFERENCE table to determine circuit test to perform. If engine does not start, check for codes and repair as necessary.
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Friday, January 16th, 2009 AT 8:05 AM

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