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HELP!! 96 escort lx running like ass

Discussion in '2nd Gen 1991-1996 1.9L SOHC' started by 96projectescort, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. 96projectescort

    96projectescort New Member

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    ok i have a 96 escort lx changed plugs wires injectors all 4 and fuel filter and misfiring on cylinder 2 and 3 and it runs like its running on just the two cylinders i cant think of anything else to try and running out of pacience and time and money 200k on motor and this happened cant find any vaccume leaks or anything
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    Dave94LX FEOA Donator

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    did you check the coil pack? They sometimes go out... I've had 2 of them short out on me.
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    96projectescort New Member

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    I HAD THE GUYS AT AUTOZONE test it and it was with in specs just on the low end he checked it against a new one and it was reading like 14 and mine was reading 11 but it was good according to specs
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    +1 on the coil pack. I've got several working spairs if you need one...$20 shipped in the US48.

    Are you getting any spark out of 2 or 3?
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    yea buddy and i tested them all and they all sparked/arched
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    did they ohm out the outputs against each other to be sure that it wasn't shorted? They can ohm the pins in and the plugs out, but if they don't measure across the outputs, they may not catch it.
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    dumb that down for me plz he tested all the plugs in and across the coils cuz arent they connected or something
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    doing tAxes now to see if i can just get rid of my escort i loved it but after this idont kno anymore id love to fix it but dont want to put anymore money into it unless i know it will work
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    It's been about 8 years since I have had to check one, so I can't remember what it should be off hand. It's almost 10:30pm, so I wont be able to go outside and ohm one of them out tonight.

    If you are still having the issue tomorrow, I will go out and ohm it out.
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    Do a compression test.

    With 200K, you might have a headgasket blown between 2 & 3.

    I hope not but it's worth checking before you buy anymore parts
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    Dropped valve seat?

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