I have an 86 ford escort its only running on two cylinders, new spark plugs don't know the other two cylinders aren't hitting

Asked by Apr 26, 2013 at 11:55 PM about the 1986 Ford Escort

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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274,375

Did you check/replace the coil, plug wires, Dist. cap and rotor?

109,445

Do a compression test.

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let it die

26,915

A compression test is definitely in order. The 1.9L has a track record of either dropping valve seats and destroying cylinders or simply blowing head gaskets. Coil packs fail as well but still - start with the basics before you spend any real money on this car.

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