I didn't get the engine size or type! Is your engine distributorless? If it has a distributor, Check the pick-up coil under the reluctor ring, under the rotor, in the distributor. I've had 2 go bad on older escorts. Did you check the fuel pump reset switch in the trunk? It may have gotten tripped when driving over a hard bump. Did it quit running while driving? Or did you try to start it one morning, with no results? If it quit after shutting it off, was the engine hot or cold? I've got a couple of buddies that are mechanics, and have manuals for that car. Any info will help me get you the information.