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?