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If the check engine light is on you can bring the car to advance auto parts and they will, hook your car up to a machine that will tell you exactly what you need to replace for free If you used CHEAP plugs this will happen. My 98 ZX2 did the EXACT same thing When i put in the cheap plugs. Put the more expensive ones in and problem solved. I would go with the Motorcraft (Ford) plugs about $6 a plug...Worth it because you'll see a dramatic increase in your gas mileage.

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Q: 01 Ford Escort ZX2 Changed plugs one at a time correctly gapped but now very rough idle sputters and check engine light is on?
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