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Average Mileage:
139,600 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

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1993 Ford Escort engine problems

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1993 Ford Escort Owner Comments

problem #4

May 012008

Escort 1.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 103,000 miles


The same thing keeps happening to me as the others... I have to sit there and rev the engine for 15 minutes to get it so it won't stall out on me at an intersection. I've tried everything! Fuel Filer, new plugs, wires, fuel system cleaning... It's gotten a little better but it will stall out on me for no reason going like 60 mph. When it does that at high speeds I'll shift it into low gear and put the peddle to the floor to maintain my speed but of course my rpm's go through the roof and it kills my gas mileage. Often time it just sputters out at an intersection or it feels like I'm driving a stick and I need to hit the clutch... The next thing I was going to try was the fuel pump , because it feels like a fuel issue, but from the sound of it that may no be the problem. I've taken it to a few guys and they are banging their heads against the hoods trying to figure out what's wrong...if anyone has any idea what's up please let me know...

- Andy H., Medford, OR, US

problem #3

May 132008

Escort LS 1.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 190,000 miles

cannot hold a steady throttle position the car wont go the other lady described it perfectly

you cant go anyware it loses power, I replaced oxygen sensors and throttle position sensors took it to the garage and they told me "We don't know " Sorry that will be 65 dollars for the scan which we can tell you nothing and fix nothing sheeesh

I'm scared to go to another mechanic for fear of the same thing, This mechanic I have dealt with for years and figure him to really know his stuff but he bang his head against wall Now i join him with the price of gas I need this fixed !!

anybody got any ideas



- John D., Staples, MN, US

problem #2

Dec 012004

(reported on)


  • 100,000 miles

every time i have to stop, my car feels like a stick shift and i need to put my foot on the clutch - but it's automatic!! it kind of jumps and sputters. it does get a little better if you put it in neutral or put the AC on (but it's winter!!!) can someone please at least point me in the right direction?!? a friend said it sounds like i need new spark plugs?

- Shannon P., Wake Forest, NC, US

problem #1

Nov 162007

Escort LX 1.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 165,221 miles

Replaced spark plugs.. spark plug wires... fuel filter.. oil filter and did an oil change... car still runs like sh*t. Basically it's as if it's not getting enough fuel or something. I plan on getting it to a mechanic eventually.. but for now.. I'd love to know what's up with it. When you get to 30mph in the car.. power gives out... and to get it to go and not continue to drop speed you have to floor it. Then if you're lucky to get to 55mph or higher.. the car shutters really bad... any clues as to what this could be is a great help.. I have no doubt its minor but WHAT is it? Something to do with the fuel.. maybe the voltage regulator... so many maybes...

- Lisa P., Richmond, VA, US

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