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#94 of 138 main fuse box
Apr 09, 2010 (5:09 pm)
i am not getting spark... a few months ago my 87 escort did not start, put in anew battery and it drained over night... so tested the alternator... it was bad so put in a new alternator. now i have a new but dead battery and a new alternator,, i had my car jumped to start it but it wouldnt start. i took off the fuel filter and it was clogged and old so i put in a new fuel filter... still not starting... then found that the fuel pump is not turning on and there is no spark under the hood. where would i find the main fuse box under the hood...?
#95 of 138 Wont Start very low spark
Jun 01, 2010 (1:36 pm)
1997 escort 2.0 died on the road at 60mph wont start very low spark at plug wire. Replaced coil pack no change pulled plug and primed with ether did not fire and yes I was very quick putting plug back in. Help!!!!! Is there an ignition control module?
#96 of 138 Re: Wont Start very low spark [valkor]
Jun 01, 2010 (1:38 pm)
Have you checked the resistance in the plug wires?
#97 of 138 Re: Wont Start very low spark [xwesx]
Jun 01, 2010 (1:44 pm)
no, my meter's dead but the wires are pretty new. If the wire on #1 is bad would that keep the rest from firing?
#98 of 138 Re: Wont Start very low spark [valkor]
Jun 01, 2010 (1:48 pm)
No, they all run independently. I had a spark problem last year on my Escort (same vehicle/engine as yours) and thought for sure it was not the wires because they were not that old, but alas it was the wires and all was well after I replaced them.
If your ignition coil is new, the only things that could cause the problem are bad wires/plugs or some fault in the electrical supplying the coil.
#99 of 138 Re: Wont Start very low spark [xwesx]
Jun 01, 2010 (1:54 pm)
Is there an icm (ignition control module) ? What controls the electric to the coil?
#100 of 138 Re: Wont Start very low spark [valkor]
Jun 01, 2010 (2:02 pm)
I would have to consult the wiring diagrams in my Haynes manual on that one, but I think it is controlled directly by the ECM.
#101 of 138 1999 Escort electrical Problem
Jun 02, 2010 (9:02 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. Prior to the first time this happened, the cruise control stopped working. Any suggestions? Thank you.
#102 of 138 Re: 1999 Escort electrical Problem [kwhit76]
Jun 02, 2010 (9:50 am)
Have you checked your battery when this happens (before being jumped) to verify that it is, indeed, dead? If it is, there is a load (short?) somewhere that is draining the battery when the car is off. If the battery is okay but the car is not receiving power, your problem is likely a bad ground.
#103 of 138 ford escort lights & dash light problem?
Jun 20, 2010 (3:54 am)
I have a 1998 ford escort van, No lights work at all including interior light, the dash lights do not work, oil light etc. The indicators work but not the hazard warning lights. Does anyone have any ideas please