1999 Ford Escort My 1999 Escort has problems.

Tiny
FREDROW
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  • 1999 FORD ESCORT
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 238,467 MILES
The car has a lot of miles. But its in really great shape for that many miles. Has been in the family since mile 1. Check engine light stays on, tested car and gave back code reading to replace air sensor. So did that. But the car still shakes really bad when ever I'm at idle. I cant even turn on heat or A/c because car feels like its about to die.
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Friday, September 25th, 2009 AT 2:22 AM

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Tiny
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What was the code #
let see if we can help
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Friday, September 25th, 2009 AT 7:50 PM
Tiny
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The code was PO401 which is the DPFE sensor.
I replaced the sensor and the "check engine light" turned off. But on my way to college the next day I was going down the Freeway and the light came back on. So I did a little more research on the INTERNET and then I cleaned out the hoses connected to the DPFE sensor. And then same thing happened, the "check engine light" went away but then came back on but this time it took about 5 days for the "check engine light" to come back on. Even though the car has a lot of miles, it runs like a car that has 80,000 miles. I would just love to find out and fix this annoying vibration/shaking that is going on. If I'm stopped at a red light I can feel my body shake because of the car. But at the same time it runs really great. So weird, well maybe not I don't know much about vehicle troubleshooting.
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Friday, September 25th, 2009 AT 8:21 PM
Tiny
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If its coming back with the same code
check the EGR operation
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Friday, September 25th, 2009 AT 8:47 PM
Tiny
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I will check the code again here in about an hour. Also like I said earlier, my knowledge about vehicles is very little. Lol. So what is "EGR operation"
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Friday, September 25th, 2009 AT 9:01 PM
Tiny
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http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/99387_Graphic1_522.jpg

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Friday, September 25th, 2009 AT 9:30 PM

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