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I was drving tonight, in my 89 escort, and i turned a corner and teh car died, i started it, and the engine light was on, and it kept dying at everystop when i took my foot of the gas, i then stoped at a red light and put my foot on the break and cutch, and the car reved itself from lik e0 - 2500 rpms byitself and did this like 3 times and then died, i didnt have my foot any where around the gas, it also sqeeks when im about to let the cutch out and put my foot back on to the gas, any ideas, plz help, i just bought the car about 5 days ago, and have had no problems, im so upset, could anyone plz help me with ideas, and soon, im freaking out.... thanks alot for any help!
 

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Throttle Position Sensor, it keeps your car from dying while at an idle. I have an lx (as you see in my sig :wink: ). And mine is on the TB (throttle body) As yours probally is. It has three screws holding it in, And i belive three wires. Not sure on that, but im pretty sure its only three wires. And my car died once or twice like that, but then i did Cap, Rotor, Wires, Plugs, Filters. And it was all better after that. Anyother questions?
 

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thanks for the help,

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Throttle Position Sensor, it keeps your car from dying while at an idle. I have an lx (as you see in my sig :wink: ). And mine is on the TB (throttle body) As yours probally is. It has three screws holding it in, And i belive three wires. Not sure on that, but im pretty sure its only three wires. And my car died once or twice like that, but then i did Cap, Rotor, Wires, Plugs, Filters. And it was all better after that. Anyother questions?
if it could be anything else let me know EVERYONE plz i need to get this one figured out asap! thanks alot for the help
 

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Re: thanks for the help,

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sethxtreme said:
Throttle Position Sensor, it keeps your car from dying while at an idle. I have an lx (as you see in my sig :wink: ). And mine is on the TB (throttle body) As yours probally is. It has three screws holding it in, And i belive three wires. Not sure on that, but im pretty sure its only three wires. And my car died once or twice like that, but then i did Cap, Rotor, Wires, Plugs, Filters. And it was all better after that. Anyother questions?
if it could be anything else let me know EVERYONE plz i need to get this one figured out asap! thanks alot for the help
i had that exact same problem on my 94 tempo. that was a lemon. I dunno if an 85 would have it, but check and see if it has an ignition module(also known as a control module). That was my problem.
 

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okay thanks everyone!

your never going to beilive this one, okay i started it today and it was fine and drove it all day, pry put like 150 miles on it and no problems at all, im still going to check all these things to make sure this dont happen again, but if anyone else thinks it could be anyhting else at all, let me know so i can check it, thanks everyone for the help :D :D
 

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I am not too familiar woth the 89 model. But it sounds a lot like what happened to me a few months ago. some where near the top of the engine on the right side there might be a couple elbow shaped hoses going into your vacuum system. These are supposed to be reinforced elbow hose so they don't crush under the pressure but after that many years they can rot. Make sure they are not being crushed inward when the car is on. Also check if they have any holes. I had to continuosly give my car gas so it would idle when my hoses in my vacuum system developed holes in them. This is not an extremely hard problem to fix. In fact the hardest problem is finding those little reinforced hoses. I had to go to the dealership to get mine and I live in a big city with lots of auto parts stores.
 

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i took it to the shop today!

i took it to the shop, they hooked it up cost me 60 bucks to hook it up to the computer :( but anyway he gave it a tune up, which i know isnt the problem, but the computer also said that the "Fuel Control Sensor SLow Responsive, Replace" well he didnt do that becuz he gave it the rune up frist and this was goingto be anohter 100 bucks and i couldnt afford it, but does anyone here know how to fix (replace) it thanks
 
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