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Shutting off over 60 mph


wiredguy
09-12-2011, 09:05 AM
A buddy of mine has an old escort. It's an '85 I believe. Anyway, he says that when he reaches about 60 mph the car just shuts down. The gauges indicate that the car is not overheating. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

AzTumbleweed
09-14-2011, 08:39 AM
When it shuts down will it restart immediately? When it shuts down do the instrument warning lights come on or are they all dark?

wiredguy
09-14-2011, 09:24 AM
He said that when the car dies, he can slip it into neutral and start it up usually before coming to a stop. He also said that the oil and engine lights come on when it dies, but don't all cars do that? Thanks

AzTumbleweed
09-15-2011, 08:33 AM
I'm thinking that it may be a bad ignition switch.

I asked about the lights because if they didn't come on it might indicate a bad battery connection. :2cents:

Scrapper
09-15-2011, 06:39 PM
A buddy of mine has an old escort. It's an '85 I believe. Anyway, he says that when he reaches about 60 mph the car just shuts down. The gauges indicate that the car is not overheating. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

you sure you don't have a revlimiter on that beast?

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