Have the ignition madule checked out.
The most common cause of a 1996 Ford Escort to idle rough is bad spark plugs or bad spark plug wires. A plugged air filter will also cause it to idle rough.
It sounds like you need to change your valve cover gasket.
In a 1995 Ford Escort : Both the 1.8 and the 1.9 liter four cylinder engines have : ( 4 spark plugs )
Spark plug tube seals need changing
you might have stail fuel in it or theres no spark or you might have striped the pistons you can check by taking of the exughst and looking in
What might cause low maximum secondary coil voltage?Low primary input voltageLow primary resistanceWide spark plug gapsOpen spark plug wire
It is 0.054
Most are 1.1mm
Spark plug gap is .054. 54 thousandths of an inch.
spark plug gap for Ford Escort SE Vin code P is .052 / Vin code 3 is .044
The spark plug gap for a 1996 Ford Escort with a 1.9L engine should be between .052 and .056 inches. Spark plugs come preset, however, and do not need any adjustments.
For a 2001 Ford Escort ZX2 : The 2.0 liter Dual Over Head Cam , Zetec four cylinder engine has : ( 4 spark plugs )
According to one of the Ford websites : For a 1988 Ford Escort , 1.9 litre four cylinder engine : The spark plugs are gapped at ( .044 inch )
For 1998 Ford Escort ZX2 with a 2.0 16 V Zetec VCT motor use Champion Platinum RE 7PYP6 spark plugs.
Could be that side of the coil is burned out.
What are you looking for? Removal? Spark plug type? Gap? Please give more information.
you probably need new coil packs.
bad plug bad plug cap stator
www . motorcraft . com ( no spaces ) shows : .054 inch spark plug gap for the 1.9 L engine in a 1992 Ford Escort
According to one of Fords websites : For a 1989 Ford Escort , 1.9 liter four cylinder engine : The spark plugs are gapped at ( .044 inch )