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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-05-03, 05:18 PM
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95 escort start trouble

Hello All,
I have a 95 escort with a 1.9 liter. My car sat for about a month and I had to jump it to get it started. The battery wouldn't hold a charge after that and finally the car wouldn't start. So, I replaced the battery - no help. Then, I replaced the starter - nothing. When I turn the key, a relay clicks from the passenger side of the engine compartment but the starter does nothing. None of the lights dim or anything. It just does nothing. Anyone know what's up? My terminal connections look good. I'm lost.

 
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-09-03, 11:14 AM
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Re: 95 escort start trouble

It could be one of the following....

1. The fuse box that connects to the positive terminal should have 3 cables coming from the bottom of it, one of the connectors may have come slightly out and is not making a contact with the fuse box.

2. The timing belt has snapped.

3. Check the ground wire which should be bolted to your tranny. It could be loose or even off.

4. Have you checked the fuel pump and inline filter?

just a few things.
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Re: 95 escort start trouble

Have you found the answer to your question? I have experiencing the same problem with the wife's '95 Escort LX. So far I've replaced the starter and battery cable to the starter without any luck. I can get car to start by putting it in "park" and turning the key to "run" and then jumpering around the ignition circuit (by either using a screwdriver across the starter poles or by running a wire from the battery to a switch in the passenger compartment to the battery and then flipping the switch).

Tonight's plan is to replace the ignition switch and/or ignition key lock.

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Re: 95 escort start trouble

Maney: your problem sounds more like an ignition switch issue more than anything else.
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