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97 Escort stumble at idle--HELP!


Meierznutz
01-30-2012, 09:22 PM
Hey all, great forum... I hate to be the newbie but I am stumped with this car so here we go...
I picked up a 97 Escort LX automatic with the SPI 2.0 from an 84 year old.
Car has only 95k on it and is perfect other than the idle quality. Initially had a misfire on cylinder 2&3 so I changed plugs, wires and coil pack. Checked and clamped the PCV hoses and the loose throttle body hose connection. Replaced the PCV valve. Car runs better but now I have a random multiple misfire. The car is hesitant to start but I have to say once it is over about 1500 RPM it runs like a scaulded cat. I will be changing the fuel filter in the am and added Seafoam to the fresh 1/2 tank of fuel. I have sprayed every vac hose with WD-40 to see if there are leaks... none found. The car has stalled a couple times when driving but other than the miss it looks to be a good car.
Where do I go from here?
Thanks in advance....

P_A_B
02-21-2012, 03:00 AM
Hey all, great forum... I hate to be the newbie but I am stumped with this car so here we go...
I picked up a 97 Escort LX automatic with the SPI 2.0 from an 84 year old.
Car has only 95k on it and is perfect other than the idle quality. Initially had a misfire on cylinder 2&3 so I changed plugs, wires and coil pack. Checked and clamped the PCV hoses and the loose throttle body hose connection. Replaced the PCV valve. Car runs better but now I have a random multiple misfire. The car is hesitant to start but I have to say once it is over about 1500 RPM it runs like a scaulded cat. I will be changing the fuel filter in the am and added Seafoam to the fresh 1/2 tank of fuel. I have sprayed every vac hose with WD-40 to see if there are leaks... none found. The car has stalled a couple times when driving but other than the miss it looks to be a good car.
Thanks in advance....


Hey! Unfortunately I just notice this post, so I was not able to help before. But have you found the problem?
Where do I go from here?

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