ZX2 idles great in neutral. Dies when put in gear. Like timing changes somehow. What's up?

Asked by Oct 29, 2012 at 06:36 PM about the 2001 Ford Escort 2 Dr ZX2 Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Compression averages 120psi on all cylinders. Had a ck engine light on. Changed plugs. Had code
cleared. Never came on again. Car also dies when air conditioner is turned on.

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sonuds like the idle is not kicking up a little when there is a load put on the engine. I believe there is a solonoid that controls it.

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