1995 Ford Escort my car won't accelerate.

Tiny
BRADLEY3333
  • MEMBER
  • 1995 FORD ESCORT
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 233,491 MILES
I press on the accelerator and sometimes even if I push it all the way to the floor and nothing happens. In first, second and third gear it has a problem accelerating if and when I get the speed up it handles fine with the exception of some shaking. I need to know if this is an engine problem or a trans problem, I have some mechanical experience and I can do a tune up but I have a feeling thats not the problem. But I could be wrong. Today I had such a problem of getting it up to speed that I actually overheated the engine to the point where the fresh coolant in the reservoir was boiling. I really need to know what to do to fix this problem, my little car is my life line.
Do you
have the same problem?
Yes
No
Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009 AT 7:14 PM

1 Reply

Tiny
DAVE H
  • EXPERT
Sounds like the clutch need's replacing !
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
+1
Wednesday, November 4th, 2009 AT 4:03 PM

Please login or register to post a reply.

Recommended Guides