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Ford Escort 1996 1.9L - Ford Escort 1996 1.9L - Engine

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Ford Escort 1996 1.9L -
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Ford Escort 1996 1.9L - Engine starts easily, then shows P1270 and stalls. What could cause the computer to think that the engine speed was high when it is really under 2000 RPM?
JA: Is the check engine light on? Does the car stall at idle or when driving?
Customer: No check engine lite. P1270 code shows only on scanner. Car stalls 2-3 seconds after starting, with engine speed still low.
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: Have changed Mass Air Flow Sensor - No change
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Jeremy replied 1 year ago.

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Are you able to reset the code?

What it tells me is the engine has reached it's limiter by someone driving it and the code needs to reset. If you are resetting it and it still does this, then check the alternator. Typically you will see the RPMs fluctuate when it is bad. Also, check your tires. Tires slipping can cause this when they are worn.

CLICK HERE for an article written about this code.


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Expert:  Jeremy replied 12 months ago.

I see you viewed this and this is still showing as an open question due to no positive (3 stars or more) rating.

Were you not pleased with my service to you or is there a rating issue? Please let me know if you still need assistance with this, if there is a rating issue, and/or you need more time to respond.

I like to make sure all my customers are satisfied since you did pay a deposit for me to assist you, whether I’m paid by a positive rating feedback or not.

We can continue where we left off or start over if needed. Also, if you need diagrams, instructions, etc please don’t hesitate to ask.