- September 6, 2017 at 10:30 am #16079
2003 Ford Escape.
Car starts shaking and RPMs drop when it hits about 50 mph. When I press the gas and “power through” the shaking, it’ll stop when I reach 55/60. If it get back down to 50, it’ll happen again. Car is also shaking while idling and the engine light blinks occasionally.
- September 9, 2017 at 9:54 am #16086
The engine light blinking means that the engine has a misfire that is bad enough to cause catalytic converter damage. So the car needs to get fixed as soon as possible to avoid that high cost part replacement.
Most misfires upon acceleration happen because of an ignition problem. Like a bad spark plug, spark plug wire or ignition coil. Start with a complete tune up.