Engine Performance problem
1995 Ford Escort 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 144000 miles
My car is a 95 escort wagon LX. 1.9l
When I start my car it idles to 3000rpm. If I put the car into reverse the car instantly idles down but it feels like the motor was going to jump right out. The power of the engine shifting shook the entire car. The dealer I purchased it from replaced the motor mounts and it still seems to to the same thing. I can back up fine and when I put the car in drive it takes off without me using the gas pedal it can go from 15-20 mph depending on it's mood. Today I started it and it went beyong 4000rpm, I thought the engine was going to blow, then it dropped to around 2500. Once I started driving it, it went to 1000rpm. When I press the gas to increase speed it is slow and it seems like a gas hog. I know it should be easy on gas. I replaced the fuel filter but then it dawned on me. The idling is probably the main reason :( I really need help.
have the same problem?
Friday, November 21st, 2008 AT 1:02 PM