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FORD ESCORT COMPRESSION PROBLEM

1999 Ford Escort • 170,000 miles

Please help. I have a 99 ford escort. Was driving it thru snow and it lost power and quit. It cranks over and plugs are getting juice but aren't firin. When the engine cranks over it doesn't even sound right. It sounds off. Any ideas?
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Jeremysferguson
January 4, 2013.




Have compression checked as you may have a broken timing belt

Roy

Compression seems to be good. The plug that runs into the ignition coil seems to be gettin juice on one prong? Is that normal?

Tiny
Jeremysferguson
Jan 5, 2013.
Seems to be good? What is the reading?

Roy

Was ok cording to my half ass mechanic. He does dieseal for road commission
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Tiny
Jeremysferguson
Jan 5, 2013.
Based on your description, it sounds like a broken belt or at least one that jumped time.

This just happened to me on my 1998 escort. I checked EVERYTHING - except the timing. I could see the timing belt, so I assumed that wasn't the problem. Turns out that it just jumped the gears a bit and screwed up the timing. Apparently it's quite common for escorts to do that, according to my mechanic.

Tiny
MSPdude
Jan 21, 2013.

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