ford escort 1997, help!

the engine whenb you pedal the acelerator doesn't idle though you press the aceleratot to the end it keeps going slow, and suddenly goes fast.Every time I stop and try to idle is the same. Can anybory help?????????

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is your Check Engine Light on?
Sounds awfully like "limp-in" mode. You need to have the codes read out.
See if your auto parts storewill do it.
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Did it lose power over a period of time? Like weeks?
CJB

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