im stumped

Asked by Jan 12, 2016 at 09:42 AM about the 1997 Ford Escort 4 Dr LX Wagon

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

So my serpentine
belt broke, and
when it broke it
also
ripped my
crankshaft position
sensor... so i
replaced
the belt and the
sensor as well as
the pig tail
connector
but my car still
wont start. It was
running just fine
until
the belt broke, but
as soon as that
happend the car
died and has yet to
turn back on.. its
not getting any
spark at all.

3 Answers

100,445

Did you clear the ECM before attempting a restart? Check the air gap on the crank sensor, if too wide then pulse signal will be too weak for the ECM to see. It is also possible than you got a bad sensor, you may need to get a code reader too see if there is a crank sensor code.

Surrrrreeee haha that i did not. Ive tried everything in the books. Got a new computer a new coil pack new pigtail adapter new crankshaft position sensor still no spark. Shes a yonke.

100,445

You may have to get a live data scanner, that way you can see if the computer is even seeing any signals and what it's outputs are, hopefully you didn't get a bum computer.

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