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James, Ford Technician
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Ford Escape: . My 2005 Ford Escape has been jerking whenever

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Hi. My 2005 Ford Escape has been jerking whenever I go past 40mph. The RPM goes up high and the car feels like it's breaks then it goes. The thieft light turns on when this happens and then off. This has happened for about 3 months. Now the check engine light turned on and the service emissions system shows.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  James replied 1 year ago.
Hello and thanks for choosing just answer. How many miles are on this vehicle? Do you have a way to test for codes?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
114k no
Expert:  James replied 1 year ago.
Thank you. Due to the mileage it sounds like you have an engine misfiring. It is easily corrected by performing a tune up on this vehicle. I would change all spark plugs, fuel filter, and clean the mass air flow sensor with mass air flow sensor cleaner. Disconnect the battery for ten minutes to reset everything. This should correct your concern and eliminate the misfires.
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