Engine Performance problem
1998 Ford Escort 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive 159969 miles
Well I just bought this car and it has been sitting for about 3 years. The car starts right up and seems to run fine at idle but as soons as you try to get it to move it loses all of its power and bogs down but it doesnt die. The exhaust really stinks and makes puffing noises when idling but there is no smoke. Also the check engine soon light is on and flashes sometimes. I drove it for a little bit and once it gets up to a higher temp it starts to make a really loud noise like the horn is honking, It sounds like the noise might be coming from the area where the idle air control valve is but thats close to the serpintine belt and it doesnt really sound like a belt is slipping or anything its a loud squeal/honk. I recorded the noise and took the recording to a shop and they said it doesnt sound like the idle air control solenoid valve and it could be a pulley or ac compressor. The car is the ZX2 with the duel ovehead cam.
have the same problem?
Thursday, August 12th, 2010 AT 3:31 AM