1998 Escort stopped running

Asked by Aug 14, 2010 at 02:48 PM about the 1998 Ford Escort

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Driving down the road, just stopped running. Plenty of crank but no start. When I turn the ignition I can hear the fuel pump start up. If I don't have spark which I am guessing, what next ?

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have your coil pack checked,it may have burned out.how long do you here the fuel pump run,is it own and off or is it 2 to 3 seconds.if on off it may be bad,check your fuel pressure,is a valve on fuel rail going to injectors.

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A similar thing happened to me the other night. I was driving down the highway and everthing was fine. I took an exit, waited at the light, turned left, then headed down a little hill to a gas station. As I banked the corner into the gas station, my car stalled out while in motion and I coasted to a stop. It tries to start when I turn the ignition, but it just won't start. Did you figure out the cause? I would be interested to know what you found since my situation sounds so similar. (772)336-0297.

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It happened to me. It was running, I parked in front of my house, and later when I wanted to go again, the motor will crank, but there was no spark. It was a broken timing belt, it's made of rubber. This is a non-interference engine, so if the timing belt broke, there is no possibility of destroying the pistons, valves or engine. A simple timing belt change (total cost us400) fixed the problem.

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bad crank scensor.

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ya check the plugs, if they are wet then you definitely have fuel, could have also burnt out the coil, other than that check for ignition codes or the ignition system

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i went trhu the same i check wires spark plugs fuel pump and everything then i check the timing and it was off by a little i replace the belt and tensioner and it started rigth away ran for about half an hour turn it off waited about four hours started again it ran fine for about 3 min the it died an im back to square one any sugestions thanks

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Fuel Pump Driver Module!!!

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The same happened to me also somebody said check the Heads to see if there cracked before I get the timing belt and the water pump done. Because I guess if the head's are cracked then I'm in deep

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