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Today while driving around my car started to shake, engine i think, i noticed it at about 55mph, stopping at a light it started shaking un-controably, so i shifted into nutral at a stop light and the shaking wasnt as bad but u could still feel it threw the seats and in ur feat, i hit the gas it has a little bit loss of power and shakes on take off or even while driving, not shaking shaking more like studdering so i got home popped the hood and noticed the engine was shaking, so i let it sit for about 4 hours and took it out again, and it was fine
, some one wanna tell me what the hell that was all about?, did a engine mount rust out or somethin
, note my car is a automatic

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I would check the spark plugs and the wires. If you happen to have an extra set lying around swap em and see if that helps. give the ignition coil a look as well most likely it would just make the car shut off but sometimes that act really goofy when they are about to die. the reason I look to ignition is first, it is easy to check, and second the resistance of the wires increases as the car heats up. if the wires are going bad, this will cause a pretty good shake rattle and roll under the hood. I know it took me two weeks to figure out that the brand new set of wires I bought had a bad wire in it.
 

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GGGRRRRRR, it was fine last night all night start it up this morning its doing it again, i checked tthe wires and sparks but i dont know the diffrence between a good wire or bad wire or a good spark and a bad spark!!! GRR ill just take it to the shop tomorrow
 

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Ive got an idea for you, start with the first plug, take off the wire, unscrew the plug, put the wire back on the plug, and start the car. It WILL idle Rough cause its runnin on 3 cylinders but lay the plug and wire on the valve cover so that the plug sparks. Check for a consistant spark. If it has any break or non-constant rhythm, then you know it needs to be replaced. BE CAREFUL NOT TO TOUCH IT WHILE ITS ON!!! If you do it wil shock the $h1t out of you. Do that one at a time to see if you have a firing problem!
 

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I have the same problem with mine and it is an automatic as well, it just started all of a sudden bout a year ago, hasn´t gotten worse.
Took it to ford and 2 other mech´s and no-one can find the problem, 1 guy at ford said it may be the rear engine/ tranny mount, and that ford´s head office knew that if any 96 and up auto escorts had the shaky problem that was the problem.
Wonder why 96 and up, cause all 92 to 96 scorts were the same????

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funny my good freind also said it could be the tranny mount, but i dunno im taken it in within the next week
 
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