Have a 98 Escort, got it back in April. Has ran fine up until now. I have done all proper maintenance on the vehicle. Car developed a bit of a stutter a couple weeks ago. It was no major issue and seemed to simply go away on it's own. Mechanic did not find a problem. The stutter came back though. Seemed almost like a fuel problem, like running low on gas, or a bad fuel filter. It was neither though. Stuttered in all gears, mainly at lower RPM's, and would sometimes stutter while idling. The stutter was present whether the vehicle was hot or cold. Seemed to go away mostly while accelerating. However, today, the stutter came back in very hard, very shaky, and punching the gas pedal did not get rid of it, within a few minutes, I got the flashing SES light, indicating a misfire. So far, checked spark plug wires, which seem to be fine. Any ideas on this?
have the same problem?
Tuesday, November 20th, 2007 AT 9:46 PM