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3rd Gen Wagon

I came across a muffler that looks nice and sounds good, but my car keeps stalling on me. The "Service Engine Soon" light flashes every now and then. I think its misfiring.

A couple people have told me thats probably the drop in the back pressure since the new muffler has a larger outlet.

Is there anyway to fix this problem without taking off the new muffler and putting the stock one back on.

I just thought I would check with people that are familiar with Escorts first.

The reason I posted here is because I know some of you, and I'm trying to avoid unneccessary comments about aftermarket mufflers.
 

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did you just replace the muffler or was it from the header back?
 

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This is coincidence. Your replacement muffler is not responsible for the problems you have. The air flow bottleneck is not at your muffler. If you want to check, run your engine at idle and temporarily put your hand over the tailpipe - this will also allow you to feel for misfire.

Always check codes - this can narrow things down tremendously, saving you money, time and frustration.

A misfire condition can be anything as simple as a bad spark plug/wire to a serious engine problem (eg dropped valve seat). Check your codes and get back to us.
 

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Hi there

By the way, if you didn't already knew, you can get your engine codes taken out at your local mecanic shop or you can buy a Ford Code reader for a few bucks...around 20-30 CDN $...I picked mine up at Wal-Mart and it works just fine... You simply have to plug your ECU output in your code reader and turn on your ignition key to accessory mode...voila..anyways, the instructions are all written in the instruction manual of the code reader.
 

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Hey Mav....Don't sweat it!!

I boough my Muffler a magna flow too with a Tip..and mines sorta the same, but feels liek its gonna chug out...I give mine a lil more gas, but was thinking I shud up my idle...(any ppl think thats a good idea or no??)

anyhow..as for that FORD Reader..I could use one... My Check ENgine light has been on for alost 2 years..and that only b/c I get my car serviced like 3 times a yr...and they say its just a glitch in the computer, (which Ex father in law told me and he work'd for ford for 15 yrs..

anyhow..yeah..get back ppl!


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WOW, once again, the car is back in the shop. This sucks. I'm gonna have to start learning how to fix this crap on my own. Then again, if a licensed mechanic can't fix it, how could I?

Anyway, it stalled on me a Cawthra and the South Service Road (mississauga), and I had to have it towed back to Burlington. Not only that I was on my way to work, so I missed an hour.

I need this "thing" to last me another 2 years until I can buy either an Eclipse or an SRT-4.
 

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highanddry said:
This is coincidence. Your replacement muffler is not responsible for the problems you have...
It was a coincidence. Just heard about the car, it was the wiring to the ignition coil that was corroded.

I've had more problems since I put in the rebuilt SPI than I've had over the past 3 years of driving the thing.

Thanks for the help guys.
 
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