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Old 09-18-2005, 12:49   #1 (permalink)
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Unable to turn off the engine!!!

I just got an Escort from 93'. It had been standing for a good period. In the beginning there were no problems, but after a longer ride I was unable to turn off the engine. It was a bit surprising that I could get the key out and the car was still running. I did not filled it with diesel.
I had to put the car in gear and release clutch to "kill" the engine and I had to take one of the poles off the battery, as the light were still on when the engine was stopped.

Anyone experienced this problem before and have an idea how to fix it?
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Old 09-18-2005, 21:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Unable to turn off the engine!!!

Sounds like maybe your ignition switch is blown and not breaking the contact when you turn the key. Escorts can be a real pain in the , as my girlfriend's car consistently reminds me on a daily basis.
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Re: Unable to turn off the engine!!!

Indeed the ignition switch had something to do with it. When I disassembled it I found out that the former owner had attached some extra wiring and not sealed it correctly. So I got a new ignition switch with wiring and now the engine stops by turning the key back. I have not noticed anything not working after getting rid of the extra wiring.
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Indeed the ignition switch had something to do with it. When I disassembled it I found out that the former owner had attached some extra wiring and not sealed it correctly. So I got a new ignition switch with wiring and now the engine stops by turning the key back. I have not noticed anything not working after getting rid of the extra wiring.
I think my "favorite" part about buying used vehicles is finding all the crummy ways in which the previous owner(s) rigged different things.

Like when I paid $5500 for a 300ZX with 20,000 miles on a new motor, but only ran for three weeks before the piston rings decided to disappear from all existence. I'm now selling it to my brother after taking a huge bite on the car and all the parts I'd bought. I learned a lesson and stick with what I know- Windsor engines and RWD with straight axles.
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