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Old 08-28-2007, 13:27   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

My 1995 RS2000 Escort was broken into last night, the doors were rolled down with crow bars and the steering wheel cover ripped off.

Previously the car started fine, but now it turns over as before but does not start.

I have checked the fuel kill switch, this is pushed in as I think it should be.

Any suggestions on what the problem could be?

Thanks,

Martin.
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Old 08-28-2007, 17:55   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Escort starting problem

You need to find out if it is spark or fuel problem. Check for good spark to all your plugs. Check fuel pressure at the fuel rail. Can you hear your fuel pump come on. (Should be only for a second or two)
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Cheers for the tips thefonz, luckily today it started fine and seems ok. Just need get the damage sorted from the breakin now.

Thanks again.
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Re: Escort starting problem

They have most likely damaged the chip sensor around the lock barrel.
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Old 09-11-2007, 14:50   #5 (permalink)
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They have most likely damaged the chip sensor around the lock barrel.
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Escort doesn't have a chip, especially in 1995 (At least not In the U.S.)
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