My 99 ford escort shut off while driving. Quit running and now when I turn the key nothing works, and it will not start anymore

Asked by Jan 20, 2015 at 01:54 AM about the 1999 Ford Escort

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 99 escort stopped running as i was driving and now as i try to start it, turn the key on
and it does nothing. No bells, whistles, radio, ect.. The lights work, dim & bright. But it
seems as if there is no signal getting to the ignition switch.

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Check the connections at the battery. Be sure they're clean and tight. Check the battery cable connections where the positive (+) cable bolts to the starter and where the negative (-) cable bolts to the chassis. Also check the big fuses in the underhood fuse box. A catastrophic failure such as this is 99% of the time battery related. HTH. -Jim

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