Re: 97 Escort Won't Start
well, there are a few things you could try. First verify that its getting a spark. An inductive timing light is good for this if you have one. Check all the wires. Also check the fuel rail and make sure its getting fuel. There will be a little cap on the fuel rail you can remove and it has a valve similar to a tire valve. With the key on, push it in and if fuel squirts out its ok. Be careful not to spray yourself in the face. You may have a pump trying to go out or a bad connection. Possibly even a clogged filter. You should be able to bypass the fan relay so the fan runs all the time. Just for test purposes, hook it back up normal afterwards. That shouldnt keep it from starting but its a free check. Its hard to trouble shoot one without putting my hands on it. You may also want to check the timing. If by chance it did get hot because the fan didnt kick on, it may have jumped time.