I just purchased a 1994 Ford Escort LX, with 83000 miles about two weeks ago. (I believe the engine is 1.9 liters, but I'm not sure)
My first issue is this, when the car is in Neutral or Park (Automatic Transmission), it will run for about a minute, and then just die. Some lights on the dash will come on, such as battery, "engine check" and oil. When it's in Drive or Reverse, this doesn't happen. Also, there is no noises or anything like that. It just dies.
Here's my second problem. A few days ago, I accidently left my lights on and the battery died. I was able to have the car jumped, but since then it has been idling in Drive really weird (and hard). When I'm at a traffic light, it will start making loud noises and there's even a little shaking (it sounds like a loud clicking noise, and it seems to be coming from the driver's side of the car). It doesn't die or anything like that, but I'm afraid that it's going to die at an intersection or somewhere like that.
By the way, the car hasn't had much use in the last year, until I bought it. In eight days, I have managed to put 400 miles on it. I'm not sure if that matters much, but I thought that I should say it anyway. Also, I am a good friend of the previous owner, so I can get other information if needed.
have the same problem?
Wednesday, April 25th, 2007 AT 6:36 PM