Re: 2000 Escort - won't start
Make sure the battery terminals are cleaned and connected properly to the car, also i would check if the automatic gearbox safety switch (stops it from being started in any other gear except neutral and park) isnt faulty, as this mostly sounds like the cause.
If u shift thru the gears and then it starts then i'd say that would be your problem.
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