CAR LOSES POWER

1998 Ford Escort

Tiny

stubro4

September, 1, 2008 AT 8:07 PM

Engine Mechanical problem
1998 Ford Escort 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 75000 miles

I HAVE A 1998 FORD ESCORT WITH A RECONDITIONED ENGINE WITH 75000 MILES. THE ACTUAL SPEEDOMETER IS 165000. I RECENTLY REPLACED THE BATTERY. IDLE SENSOR AND FUEL PUMP. MY PROBLEM IS THAT AFTER DRIVING MY CAR APPROXIMATELY 5-6 HOURS EACH DAY, I SUDDENLY LOSE POWER TO THE POINT THAT WHEN I STEP ON THE GAS PEDAL I GET NO RESPONSE AND THE CAR ACTUALLY DIES. IT RESTARTS IMMEDIATELY BUT THE CAR CREEPS SLOWLY BUILDING UP SPEED. SOMETIMES WHEN I AM DRIVING 50MPH THE ENGINE SHAKES VIOLENTLY. ALSO I NOTICE THAN WHEN I AM DRIVING AT A STEADY 30 OR 50MPH, WHEN I TAKE MY FOOT OFF THE GAS PEDAL, THE CAR DOES NOT SLOW DOWN BY ITSELF.

PLEASE HELP ME.

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5 Answers

Tiny

BMRFIXIT

September, 1, 2008 AT 9:35 PM

1st do you have check engine light on and does it blink
if its blinking you need to check for misfire and check tune up
(wires and coil )

get the system scan for codes
let me know

Tiny

stubro4

September, 2, 2008 AT 7:54 PM

As to your question, my check engine light stays on all the time and does not flicker, the computer scan only shows the code about oxygen sensor. As I previously said, I already replaced the fuel pump and and the idle sensor
I will await your reply. Thanks,

Stu Brooks

Tiny

BMRFIXIT

September, 2, 2008 AT 8:52 PM

Changed the fuel pump OK !
Check Exhaust back pressure (and catalytic converter )
but you have the codes for o2 sensors
thats where I will start
what is the codes # u have and I will send you the steps

Tiny

stubro4

September, 3, 2008 AT 9:51 PM

The code on the scan says bank 2 sensor 1. I took the car to a muffler place and the mechanic said he didnt think the problem was the catalytic converter since I can drive over 30mph. Since the check engine light stays on I just ordered 2 oxygen sensors. What else can you recommend.

Thanks,

stu

Tiny

BMRFIXIT

September, 4, 2008 AT 5:47 AM

Run an extra ground wire from the battery to the intake manifold
change oil and filter use recommended oil
get the O2 sensors fixed
and let see
good luck

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