Ford Escort



April, 20, 2006 AT 7:26 AM

I own an 89 EscortGT( 170000 miles) and in the past couple of years the engine has developed a problem. Most of the time it happens when I put the clutch in as I'm coming to a stop. It will just completely die. It will then, after a couple of minutes, start back up. This has happened only now and then, until this weekend. It died, then restarted. I went for a mile or two and it died again. It kept repeating this all the way back home ( 20 miles ). It would restart and run like normal and then just die. In the time I could drive it between stops, when I would give it gas, it would bog down. I've driven it twice since then and it has ran without any problems. Today, I took it to AdvanceAuto Parts and they put the code scanner on it and it gave these codes:

KOEO code 11 - Pass - no faults detected
Memory code 14 - Profile Ignition Sensor Circuit Malfunction
Memory code 18 - Erratic Pulses Tach Input to PCM SPOUT Ckt Ground
Memory code 41 - O2 sensor Lack of switching Lean
Memory code 42 - O2 sensor Lack of switching Rich
Memory code 96 - Fuel Pump Secondary Circuit Open PCM to battery
Memory code 65 - System did not go into closed loop
Memory code 72 - Power interrupt or re-initialization detected
Memory code 85 - Fuel trim at limit Lean
Memory code 86 - Fuel trim at limit Rich


Cj Stalling When Idling


Stalling Out


2 Answers



April, 20, 2006 AT 8:31 AM

There is really only one code. All the others were caused by a bad ignition module. Replace the module, clear the codes and you are good to go. Good luck



April, 20, 2006 AT 8:14 PM

I've had trouble with the ignition module for the last 10 years. It goes bad about every 2 years or so. Usually the engine will die a couple of times before the module goes completely out and then the car won't start at all. The thing is that I changed it during the episode I mentioned in the beginning of this post. I always carry an extra module in the car. Anyways, the engine kept on stalling every mile or so the rest of the way home after I changed the module. That's why I ruled out the module. I have driven it every day since then and the engine hasn't died at all. What else could this be? Where should I start?

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