1999 FORD ESCORT 70,000

  • Tiny
  • Krusher
  • 1999 FORD ESCORT

My car is an automatic, when I turn my car on the engine shakes more then normal. It is not violent but it does rattle the dashboard. When I put the car in Reverse or Drive it jerks in gear. When I am driving the car It doesn't change gears like it should. It does not have an RPM guage but I can hear that it needs to shift. I have to release the gas petal for it to shift into the next gear. Is this normal, can I do anything?

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Saturday, April 22nd, 2006 AT 5:46 PM

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  • Tiny
  • Losone

It sounds like you have a problem with your idle air valve. It is the silver thing that is mounted on the intake. Eother clean it or replace it. Good luck

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Saturday, April 22nd, 2006 AT 6:49 PM

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