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#129 of 138 Re: Black Harness attached to Battery's Neg Terminal [xwesx]
Dec 05, 2011 (5:01 am)
Thanks a lot. After many days of looking and fiddling. I think I may have figured it out. I need to take it to get tested to be sure. If I read things correctly, I could have blown the regulator on the alternator as well.
When you say multimeter. I have a little gadget that clips on to a grounding spot and the pen like meter lights up if there's power. How would I use that to test certain fuses?
#130 of 138 Re: Black Harness attached to Battery's Neg Terminal [t0b1n]
Dec 05, 2011 (10:31 am)
No, that's not likely going to do it. That tester only tells you if there is power present. If the one you have is for DC, you might at least be able to know if there is current somewhere there shouldn't be! A multimeter will actually tell you how much.
A multimeter is a testing device with a dial on the front that lets you select a variety of options, from resistance (measures ohms), direct current, alternating current, etc. Hence the name. It uses prongs like the tester you have, but has either a needle gauge if analog or a digital readout. You can go spendy to very cheap ($20-25), but either type should do the trick for your purposes.
#131 of 138 Ford Escort '99 will not start
Dec 28, 2011 (4:49 am)
My 1999 Ford Escort will not turn at all. After jumping it will start. I had the battery and alternator checked and both were found to be normal. However, after sitting for a period of time there is no power to the car, no lights, key fob won't work, no radio, etc..., completely dead battery.I replaced the starter to but find out that starter was OK.
#132 of 138 Re: Ford Escort '99 will not start [gordon41]
Jan 02, 2012 (4:56 pm)
If you disconnect the battery between uses, does it work when you attempt to start? If so, then the previous conversation applies to your situation as well.... you have something remaining on or shorted when the car is otherwise off.
#133 of 138 Re: 99 Escort Alarm issue [marian7]
Jan 27, 2012 (2:05 pm)
the hood pin under the hood in front left side is what is making your alarm go off i have a 1999 ford escort same problem and i unplugged it and the alarm stopped from going off by itself it's that pin that is making it go off
#134 of 138 1976 1300 Escort Ghia
Aug 19, 2012 (12:38 am)
Missing under load, tachometer jumping around, seems to happen when warm, does anyone have a suggestion please as to what I should check/do/replace. Thanks
#135 of 138 Re: 1976 1300 Escort Ghia [jofrost]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Aug 22, 2012 (9:04 am)
Sounds like some kind of ignition breakdown, so first thing I'd do is check condition of the spark plugs and the spark plug wires especially. Given that your tach probably is electrical and picks up pulses from the distributor, the connection of the tach jumping around and your engine misfiring makes sense.
#136 of 138 1994 Ford Escort Wagon electrical issue
Mar 17, 2013 (4:31 pm)
#137 of 138 1994 Ford Escort Wagon electrical issue
Mar 17, 2013 (4:31 pm)
We just bought it as an emergency car, 1994 Escort Wagon,1.9 Engine, Automatic, 119.00 Miles, problem is when the engine is running the Fan blower,wipers and AC DON'T WORK at all, but when the key is in ignition (the middle) but engine not running they DO WORK ...WHAT is going on?????????...somebody knows, thanks.
#138 of 138 need help with my 1998 ford xcort lx
Apr 03, 2013 (5:04 am)
hello i am having trouble with my x cort i had some body was working on it and i though he fix it but to find out my 100 amp blows every time i put the negit wire touch the battery the red wire was up on the fire wall and around to the batter to connect i have got new re wire for it but i am not sure wats going on with it i just know i need this car up and runing if any one have any idea what it can be let me know plz