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Ok, I am getting pretty tired of this and I hope that there is a fix for it somewhere. Everytime I make a hard right hand turn I loose all power until the car straightens out and levels off. This is really pissing me off and I want to know if someone out there has found a fix to this....

Please help.

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The problem used to happen when the tank was low, but now it happens when the tank is anywhere near half, or just over.... This really sucks... Is there anything that can be done? Change the pickup point... Anything????

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I would love to hear anyone´s idea of what is causing this because mine is doing it to. only though right turns as well. I did find that if I kick in the clutch and hit the gas during the turn it doesn´t happen.


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Hmmm, My engine will shut off everynow and then when I am making a tight turn to park in a tight spot in a parking lot. I´m not sure if yours is doing it at high speed, or low speed like mine. The closest thing I can atribute it to is the power steering pump being overworked do to the turning of the wheels all the way to the lock. As you turn hydraulic pressure in the power steering system get higher and makes it harder for the engine to turn the pully. To combat this phenomenon Ford implements a power steering pressure switch to sense this load on the engine, and inturn tries to increase the idle speed. I believe the second gen and newer scorts have it, but I´m not sure if the first gens do. I never got around to checking it out. If this is not the case, It might be a bad power steering pump. The pump has a pressure relief valve that is suposed to help keep this from happening too, and if it gouse bad then stalling could happen also.
 

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Actually, this problem is happening at speed, the faster the right hand turn, the better the chance that the engine will starve. The real funny thing is that it never happens on Left Hand Turns.... The only thing that I can come up with is that the Fuel Pickup is (or never was designed to be) in the right place.

During the turn nothing that I can do will restore power until the car levels back off again after the turn. I enter the turn, then about half way through the car starts to die, the tach drops and it feels like you just hit the rev limiter fuel shutoff. I stab the gas and nothing, just a sputtering noise from the engine. As soon as the car levels out after the turn, then POW, everything comes back to life and the car takes off again...

This is really getting on my nerves...

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I had exactly that problem from the first day I drove my ´95 EGT. It had just 75K km. on it so I doubt anything was worn out. I agree with you, mrvermin, that it´s fuel starvation due to slosh in the tank. When I drive in autocrosses, I always fill up -- weight be damned. It never happens when full. Perhaps someone knows whether there´s any point in trying to reposition the fuel line pick-up thingy by opening the access under the back seat...
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Hmmm...

There was a recall (apparently according to my dealer) for the fuel pump and pick-up assembly, as well as some wiring. Maybe that could be a clue...

Is there any way you can hook up a fuel pressure guage in the cabin, and monitor it while driving?

I bet with a change of the fuel pump and level sensor, the problem might be fixed. Maybe also the addition of a fuel pressure regulator closer to the tank too.

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Mine never happens at slow speeds and is the same as mrvermin. the strange thing is this never happened before and there quite a few instances where i was running very low on gass and driving pretty darn quick in the turns. and it never happened until about 4 weeks ago.
 

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Since it didn´t start until 4 weeks ago, maybe something happened to effectively change the pickup point. like something coming loose and sliding out of the tank a bit? this may sound farfetched, but that´s probably because i´ve never poked around in that area of the car. just a suggestion...
 

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I took the car to "DonWay" ford (an SVT dealer for scheduled oil change and maintenance. When I asked about the fuel starvation in right hand turns, I was told that it could be the "Fuel" that I was using or an "electrical fault".

Yeah Right......

The Service Rep said that they have seen "Hundreds" of Escorts and no one has complained about this problem...

Yeah Right......

If there is anyone out there that has changed their fuel pump to aftermarket, please let me know what they changed to and if they noticed a difference in the pickup and if they also still had the problem in hard right (or left) turns with the new aftermarket pump.

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i have the same problem, but it happens when i really get hard in right turns. my exp used to do the same thing. i always thought it was because that is the drive side of the car, thats the only side that spins in snow, and since i always had bad struts that the car just leaned in so hard that the engine could not compensate for the hard lean on that side and try to drive the wheels at the same time. i never had the problem till my struts went bad. i am probably wrong but thats what i always just figured. been driving escorts since i was 16 and every one i had had that problem. but it only happens with extreme hard right turns, the engine bogs than it picks up when i straighten out. i might be wrong but thats what i always figured was happening. i´d like to know myself what exactly causes this and could this be true what i mentioned
 

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Ive owned two 94 gt´s that have both done it. At the autocross events ive gone to, I hear new guys talking about it all the time. There are a lot more cars that fuel starve then you would think. On my first one the problem seemed to slowly get worse, everytime i would run my tank low it would happen easier. Now on my second one I try to always keep half a tank in it. When it runs low, it doesn´t starve nearly as easy as my first gt. I think the problem gets worse as the fuel pump wears out, and letting it happen makes the pump wear out faster.
 

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My 92GT does the same, only on right turns. Cept I don´t get a chugging, I´ll hit the gas but nothing happens. It´s as if my foot is totally off the gas. If I stick it in neutral then the car deccelerates normally, if it´s in gear then it slows down considerably.

So the possible solutions involve:
A) Leaving the tank at above 1/2
B) Switching fuel pumps
C) (Not sure if I understood this one right) Check the location on the tank and have it adjusted

Am I right?
 
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