my car is turning over but not starting what could it be

Asked by Jan 29, 2007 at 02:34 PM about the 1999 Ford Escort

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i have fire but still not starting

1 Answer

22,830

Hey JR ... You know the principles, JR, you need fuel, fire, and compression to make it go. I'm guessing since it fires you have all of those to some degree. The more subtle factors could be timing and component integrity (distributor, plug wires, plugs, etc.). The worst case scenario includes a timing belt issue, slippage, etc ... If you are over 60K without a timing belt change that's a very distinct possibility. But that's not the first place to look. Check your ignition integrity include everything listed above and the coil first. After that you may need to talk to a pro. Good luck

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Ford Escort Questions

Ford Escort Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,010
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 870
#3 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 430
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Focus
817 Great Deals out of 55,191 listings starting at $1,200
Used Ford Mustang
736 Great Deals out of 44,993 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Taurus
263 Great Deals out of 19,061 listings starting at $1,499
Used Honda Civic
875 Great Deals out of 85,210 listings starting at $750
Used Ford Explorer
916 Great Deals out of 65,066 listings starting at $799
Used Honda Accord
1,067 Great Deals out of 68,731 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota Camry
1,228 Great Deals out of 85,031 listings starting at $750
Used Toyota Corolla
1,001 Great Deals out of 70,074 listings starting at $1,800
Used Ford Fiesta
148 Great Deals out of 19,309 listings starting at $3,688
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,202 Great Deals out of 79,687 listings starting at $2,500
Used Ford F-150
2,179 Great Deals out of 194,802 listings starting at $290
Used Nissan Sentra
616 Great Deals out of 52,591 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Ranger
167 Great Deals out of 5,599 listings starting at $1,200

Used Cars For Sale

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.