Car Information:
Ford Escort
Year: 1999
Engine Size: 2.0L
Trans: Automatic

Issue / Question:
When the car is cold there are no problems. After the car has been running for 15 minutes the problems below are quite apparent.

When I stop engaging the gas pedal, either coasting or braking (RPMs fall), the car putters/starts to die and the oil and battery light flash. If I give it more gas it will bring the car back. I have had the car die on me multiple times while I’m coasting down the street. After the car dies the brakes are a lot harder to push and are less responsive (Vacuum issue?). Research online suggest that this could be an Oil Pressure Sensor Problem, what do you guys make of it?

-Thanks for the Advice and a Great show,.

Answer:
Wow! Oil pressure problem? If that was the case I would expect the engine to be knocking real loud.

I would suspect a restricted idle air passage or bad Idle speed control motor, or either a bad vacuum leak somewhere on the engine.

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